End of season celebrated at Bridge Bar – updated

Elaine Hession (left) winner 2018 Mayo AC Vodafone women’s club league receives her prize from Maria Kneafsey, Club Secretary

Mayo AC celebrated another successful year at their end of season party in the Bridge Bar Castlebar on Saturday night last.

A big thank you to club secretary Maria Kneafsey and chairman David Dinsmore for their great work in organising the event.

 David started off the proceedings by welcoming everyone to the Bridge Bar. Maria had compiled the results from the year and then went through all the winners of National events, followed by Cross Country and Club League and David took photos of the winners.
He also organised the excellent Bridge Bar venue and great food.
Maria thanked the Bridge Bar for a wonderful venue including complementary room upstairs. She also thanked everyone in the awards for their support to the committee over the year.
Maria says “it was lovely to see so many members from all over the county come together for this social event.
It makes the work we do worthwhile seeing all the medal winners for 2018 and how the end of year event is growing year on year.
It was great seeing different league winners, and to have all members be it elites or beginners taking part in races – the reason for the league”

You can view more of David’s excellent party photos on our Facebook pages.

Tony O’Malley men’s winner 2018 Mayo AC Vodafone club league is presented with prize by Maria Kneafsey

The 2018 Vodafone Club League winners were presented with their prizes, as were some of our 2018 National road and cross country medal winners.

 A list was posted here on November 28:

2018 National Marathon medal winners John Byrne M40 silver, and Mary Murphy W65 bronze



Good luck to Sorcha McAlister (Westport AC) in the 39 strong Irish team competing in the European Cross Country championships in Tilburg, Denmark on Sunday next, December 9.  She is joined in the Irish u20 team by Aoibhe Richardson (Kilkenny City Harriers AC) who is coached by her parents Noel and Niamh Richardson. Niamh (Murphy) was a winner at Hollymount in 1990 and 1991 and won numerous National medals and represented Ireland at World Cross-Country. Niamh continues to compete – She was runner up to Mary Gleeson (Mayo AC) in 2011 Kilmovee 10k – and now runs in W50 category.

European Cross Country TV live coverage is on BBC red button from 0920, and on RTE from 12 noon.






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