Athletics Ireland have selected a self-funded team of five Men and five Women to take part in the Anglo Celtic Plate Home International. The event is being organised to help with the development of Ultra Running and increase participation in the 100k event and to prepare athletes for future opportunities at European & World Championship competition.

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The Kilkenny Indoor Championships were held at Athlone AIT today. The schedule included events for age categories from u12-u19, seniors and masters – 60, 200, 600, 800, and 1500 metres. Also walks, high jump, long jump, shot putt, 60m hurdles, weight for distance and relays. Guests were accommodated.

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The big local race this weekend was the 8th Annual Belleek 10k (hosted by Ballina AC). Winners: Men: 1 Brendan Conway (Westport AC) 32:29 2 Alan Kelly (Ballina AC) 33:10, Stephen Donnelly (Ballina AC) 34:30

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