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Hat-trick of gold for Flynn and Moore at Connacht finals

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Galway City Harriers athletes Laura Ann Costello (gold 200m senior), Roisin Flynn (gold in U-18 100m, 200m and 400m), and Nicole King (gold in the U-19 200m).

Day two of the Connacht outdoor Track and Field championships (U-13 to U-19) was held Saturday last at Sligo IT, with many successes for Galway athletes in a packed programme of events.

Galway City Harriers’ athletes produced some fantastic performances, with Emma Moore and Roisin Flynn the stars of the show. Emma claimed triple gold in winning the U-13 girls’ sprint hurdles, 60m and 600m races; while Roisin also took home three gold, claiming victory in the 100m, 200m and 400m events.

Top sprinter Cillin Greene claimed double sprint gold over 100 and 200m at U-19 level. Robert McDonnell won the U-15 Boys’ 200m; Zoe Moore took the U-15 girls’ sprint hurdles; while Seren O’Toole took two wins over 200m and the long hurdles.

At U-16 level, Eadaoin Langan won the 800m Girls race, while the talented Aaron Brennan doubled up winning both 800m and 1,500m titles in 2.12 and 4.37 respectively.

There was another double victory at U-17 level with sprinter Kacper Poniatowski winning both the 100m and 200m; while Laura Nally claimed the Girls’ 400m and Lydia Doyle took the sprint hurdles.

In the U-18 events, there were wins for Jack Dempsey in the 100 and 200m; Peadar O Flatharta in the 400m; and Aoife King who took 1,500m gold; while at U-19 level, Ann Moroney won the 1,500m in 4.53 and Nicole King claimed 200m gold. In the field events, Daragh Jennings took the U-13 Boys Shot Putt title with a throw of 10.78 metres.

Craughwell AC athletes claimed a huge haul of medals, with the highlight being Jerry Keary’s 2m High jump clearance to win the U-17 boys event, a jump which would rank him in the top two of his age in Ireland and the UK.

At U-14 level Craughwell took the Boys 4x100m relay with Pascal Walsh, Robert Urquhart, Padraic Martyn, Shaun Gilligan, sub Ludaigh Morgan, Jack Farrell won the sprint hurdles; Conor Trehy took the discus; Sean Cahill won the javelin; and Ellie Cronin won the High Jump.

Ryan Gallagher won the U-15 High Jump, while Conor Roberts took the honours’ in the Long Jump. In the U15 girl’s events, Freya Bohan too High Jump gold and Leanagh Gilligan won the Long Jump, while Chloe Casey won the Shot. Craughwell also won the U-15 Girls 4x100m relay.

At U-16 level Siona Lawless won the 100m and took silver in the 200m; while in the U-17 age-group, Laura Cunningham won double gold, claiming the High Jump and Triple Jump, and Daniel Callanan Forde and Aoife Walsh secured victory in the Long Jumps.

Other Galway winners on the day included Chloe Farragher who won both the U-14 Girls 80m and Long Jump events for Loughrea AC; Jack Farrell, who claimed the U-14 Boys hurdles; and Tiernan Conneely of Corrib AC who won the U-14 Boys Walk and Shot Putt.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

 

 

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United make short work of Wexford FC in mis-match

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Galway United’s top scorer Stephen Walsh who twice hit the target in Friday's First Division win over Wexford FC.

Wexford FC 0

Galway United 4

WE’RE not yet at the half-way point in the season, but Galway United are playing like a side that will lift the First Division title come October. John Caulfield’s team made it six wins on the spin in Ferrycarrig Park last Friday.

Such was United’s dominance from the first whistle, the only thing Wexford were in with a shout of winning was the half-time raffle, and even then, the winner had Galway loyalties with the prize being won by the grandmother of Wexford native but United midfielder, Mikie Rowe.

United made one change to the side which trounced Cobh Ramblers the previous week, Gary Boylan coming in to start in a new formation which saw him play in the hole just between frontman, Stephen Walsh, and the attacking midfield trio of Wilson Waweru, Dave Hurley, and Ed McCarthy.

It was United’s second successive away game, and just like that trip to Cobh, this game was as good as over by half-time with the Tribesmen once again taking a 3-0 lead into the dressing room.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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O’Brien and McGowan make para-rowing history

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Steven McGowan and Katie O'Brien pictured in Italy with club coaches, Mike Gaffney and Conor Moloney.

Two members of Galway Rowing Club made history last weekend when they formed Ireland’s first competitive para-rowing crew as they attended a training camp in Italy, before competing in a para-rowing regatta.

Katie O’Brien from Clarinbridge was joined by clubmate, Roscommon native Steven McGowan, as they took what they hope is another step towards qualifying for the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.

The pair competed in the PR2 (back and arms) category in their first international para-rowing regatta in Gavirate in northern Italy, which was made possible by Galway Rowing Club’s move to actively support Rowing Ireland’s Paralympic rowing programme for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

O’Brien is a renowned oarswoman, and has competed on her own in the 1X in para-rowing, but there are no single seat boats in the Paralympics, so she and McGowan have joined forces in a new partnership.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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United seeking seventh win on the trot in home tie with Athlone Town

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Galway United’s Conor McCormack in action against Kurtis Byrne of Athlone Town last season. The teams clash in the First Division at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday evening.

JOHN Caulfield is preaching a message of patience ahead of his side’s home game with Athlone Town on Friday (7.45pm), a game which could see his side match the club record of seven consecutive wins.

That run was set in 2006, when United finished third in the First Division under Tony Cousins, and this Friday they ‘only’ need to beat the division’s basement side, and a side without a win this season, to match that run of a magnificent seven wins.

It is that kind of talk, however, that Caulfield is keen to stamp out, pointing out that, under new interim manager Dermot Lennon, the Midlands side have improved in recent weeks, and have only been beaten by a single goal in their last three games.

Longford Town edged the Midlands El Classico last weekend by the odd goal in three; Cork City won on a matching 2-1 score in the previous week, their winner coming with the last kick of the game; while Waterford scraped to a 1-0 win at home to De Town the week before that again.

“We have to show patience, we have to be strong from the start and impose our game, but we have to be patient,” the United manager told Tribune Sport this week.

“We need to keep our composure, keep to our game plan, keep our patience, and I would say that to the crowd as well, they need to be patient as Athlone will come and sit in and look to hit us on the counter-attack, and it will be up to us to break them down,” he said.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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