Some more of 2018 Highlights, a mighty year, a great way to welcome 2019.
There was a great turn out for the Turkey Trot in aid of RNLI and St Vincent de Paul.
The uneven age XC Championships in Navan gave our U17 Girls Laura Healy, Roisin Cahill, Carla Griffin, Roise Nilactnain, Eva Carey the Team Gold that has was so well deserved. Dean Casey came 4th in the U17 Boys followed by Dylan Casey 11th. Mark Hanrahan and Conor Shanahan brought home a silver medal for the team.
The Senior Men’s title went to Rory Chesser at the Clare Senior Cross Country with Dara Chesser 2nd! They lead the team to victory with Kevin Chesser, Conor Devane, Brian Murphy and Liam Naughton the other scoring members!!
Damien Landers was called up to the Senior Irish Men’s team for the European Cross Country in Tilburg.
The Celtic Games 2019 Team was selected and Ennis Track have 4 athletes named. Congrats to Neasa Ni Ainifein, Dean Casey, Dylan Casey and Mark Hanrahan.
The All Ireland Cross Country Championships in Dublin was one for the club to remember – Dean Casey becoming all ireland champion in Under 16s, Our U16 boys team winning gold, Our U12 Boys team taking silver, Our Junior Women taking Bronze, Damian Landers finishing 6th in an incredibly competitive Senior mens race. – Many more county and provincial medals won.
Where would we be without Deasys Centra Clarecastle for kindly supplying lunches for our athletes running in the All Irelands.
One of our own Mary Cahill’s recent fundraising raised a total of €7833 for the RNLI and Doolin search and rescue.
Our women’s team took gold in O45 & silver in O35 with Annmarie Connellan & Marian O’Loughlin both 3rd in their Categories in the Munster Masters Cross Country championships.
Ambrose Heagney wore the Irish Singlet when he ran for Ireland at the Masters Cross Country in Swansea
Alex O’Neill claimed silver in the Girls U19. while Damien Landers won the Munster Senior Cross Country Title!
The Dublin City Marathon enticed a few of our athletes pictured here are Siobhan Gallagher, Rita Boland & Aishling Power looking very fresh!
U10 Girls 1st, U12 Boys 1st, U12 Girls 4th, U14 Boys 2nd, U14 Girls 4th, U16 Boys 1st, U16 Girls 3rd, U18 Boys 2nd & our Novice Women are Munster Champions at the Munster Juvenile Even Age Cross Country in Kerry
The Twilight Run was an outstanding success
Kilnaboy kicked off the cross country season and we won medals but lost the tent, a super photographer Joe Deasy captured the picture of the year.
Ava Rochford and Chisom Ugwueru both took Gold at the Munster Schools combined events with Ava breaking the previous championship points record!
A major debate ensued in September for the club – was it going to be a Beanie or a Bobble
Patrick Chesser won the open Castlegar XC race in Galway. Anthony Sharkey who ran in the BMW Berlin Marathon
Members of Ennis Track AC traveled to Clonmel for the Boston Scientific Half Marathon, they traveled home with a medal each and Ambrose Heagney came 1st in his category
Ennis Track took a brilliant 9 medals from yesterday’s National Masters Track & Field Championships in Tullamore. Special mention to Mary McGuire and John Murphy who brought 2 All Ireland medals home to the same house!
Damien Landers came 2nd in the Streets of Galway with Rory Chesser 3rd. Ennis track also won the team event with Patrick Chesser and Donal Devane the other scoring members. Brian Murphy and James Whelan were also in action. Becky Coughlan was 15th in the ladies race
Ailbhe Doherty and Chisom Ugwueru representing St Flannans College ran in the SIAB Schools Track & Field International in Scotland, Chisom Ugwueru who came 4th in the Triple Jump and Ailbhe Doherty came 7th in the 200m
Jo Keane won the junior 800m title and after all her hard work was selected to run for Ireland at the world under 20 championships in Tampere Finland in the 800m. She finished 7th in her heat in 2:09.59 and went through as a fastest qualifier at the IAAF World U20 championships. After great running she finished 5th in her 800m semi Final of the World Under 20 Championships in a new PB of 2.06.91
Damien Landers won the Open 3k at the Cork City sports in 8:31, Kevin Chesser 8:47, Patrick Chesser 9:03 and Conor Devane 9:12, Ben Deasy ran 9:32 In the international race Rory Chesser ran 8:16 in a top class race
Conor Devane took a bronze medal at the National Junior 5k .
Brian Murphy won the Shannon Airport run. Jane O’Leary was 3rd in the Ladies race.
Ailbhe Doherty, Laura Healy, Chisom Ugueru, Dean Casey and Mark Hanrahan were selected to run for Munster at the Tailteann Games.