2023 Cloonacool 5k, Maree 8 results,

First three at Cloonacool 5k l-r 2nd Matthew McMeekin Sligo AC, winner and new course record holder John Travers (Donore Harriers AC) 3rd Shane Hayes Sligo AC











The popular annual Cloonacool 5k took place today in South Sligo. It is promoted by the local GAA club founded in 1916. The village has some other sporting traditions – athletics and cycling clubs operated in the 1930s and 1940s.


Conditions were good for running – the sun shone, it was dry with a light breeze amid the backdrop of the Ox mountains and early reaches of the Moy river.

An excellent turnout of 265 runners and walkers completed the decent out and back course.


Race winner was John Travers (Donore Harriers AC) in a new course record 15:07 – well inside Richard Gorman’s 15:51 from 2015.


Sligo-based Irish Olympian Travers has a 14:16 5k pb and looked relaxed as he led two Sligo AC runners home – Matthew McMeekin 2nd in 15:45 and Shane Hayes 3rd in 15:47.


First woman finisher Eimear O’Brien








The first three women across the line were all from Sligo AC:

1 Eimear O’Brien 18:01


2 Eimear O’Connor 18:49


3 Mari Johnston 19:11

Other prizewinners:

NS boy Michael James Walsh 20.36. NS girl Caoimhe Fearon 24.44 St Nathy’s. SS boy Fiachra Haughey 18.45. SS girl Alannna Murtagh. SS AC 23.16. Local woman Nuala Mc Carrick 21.28. Local man Eoin Carty 19.02




Two of the longest serving Mayo AC members at Cloonacool 5k – Mary 25:39 and Ronnie Naylor 21:55












Well done to Mayo AC finishers: Paula Donnellan 20:53, Ronnie Naylor 21:55 and Jimmy Feeney 23:01.


Jimmy Feeney gets going in first kilometre






Well done to today’s Cloonacool 5k race organisers –  Bill Carty led a team who put on another well managed event. After the race a fine range of refreshments were provided in the clubhouse and at two al fresco tables.

Results: Cloonacool GAA 5k results 2023


Also on Sunday, well done to Sean Hynes who finished 3rd in Maree 8k 29:11.

Race winner David Carter GCH 25:42



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