Mullaney finishes 2nd in Ballynonty, and Juvenile Cross Country is Back

September 05, 2023

Results Round-up:

On Friday, September 1st Ballynonty Community hosted a 5k road race in memory of Sean Healy who contributed a lot of his life 50 years+ to athletics, Shane Mullaney a former member of Ballynonty AC ran a good race on his old stomping ground finishing in 2nd place in 17:55 it was nice for him to run in honor of his former mentor. Well done Shane. 

The next morning on Saturday, September 2nd A charity 8k road race was held in Semple Stadium Thurles in Aid of The Dillon Quirke & Cliona's Foundations. Mossy Bracken had the privilege of winning the race in a fine time of 26mins&7secs The race finished inside Semple stadium which I'm sure was a nice feeling for Mossy who was an avid hurler with Moycarkey Borris for many years. The next two athletes to cross the line were also from the club with Matthew Ryan in 2nd place in 27:35 and Conor Keating in 3rd place in 27:45, Great going Well done Lads. All Three runners are continuing their training for the Dublin Marathon which takes place on October 29th.

Juvenile Cross Country is Back 

Training returned on September 5th and will continue concurrently for the Cross Country season Every Tuesday & Thursday from 7pm to 8pm at our club field in Littleton, New members Welcome, Many thanks to everyone who helped prepare the ground on Saturday morning September 2nd.


Moycarkey Coolcroo were saddened to hear of the passing of John Connolly Two Mile Borris, RIP. John competed many times for Coolcroo in the late 50s and 60s and always had an encouraging word to a fellow runner he saw out while on his walks, Sincere Sympathies to his Family, Neighbours and Friends, Ar Dheis dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Upcoming Fixtures:

There's a choice of Road or Cross Country This Sunday with Carrick On Suir AC hosting the Piltown 5 Mile Road Race on Sunday September 10th which traverses through the nearby Kildalton College Start time is 11am. Also on the same day September 10th If you feel like getting an early cross-country race in the legs there's an open XC event in Curraheen Co.Cork hosted by St.Finbars AC Distance for seniors is 6km Juvenile races start first from 12pm followed by the Seniors.

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