Celebrating national medal success: l-r Mags Glavey, Pauline Moran, Colette Tuohy, Norah Newcombe Pieterse
Thanks to everyone who turned up for our end of year get-together at the Dalton Inn Claremorris on Saturday evening. We celebrated the achievements of many members during the year.
All through 2019 members continued to compete successfully at a multitude of events locally, nationally and internationally. They were prizewinners on the podium and often achieved age category recognition.
On the championship scene there was success for a number of members in national events and in International championships held in Britain, World Masters in Poland and European Masters in Italy. Additionally, we celebrated Sinead Diver’s success in London and New York marathons which put Mayo on the world athletics map and is an inspiration to us all as she prepares to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in August 2020.
A big Thank You to club secretary Maria Kneafsey for organising the end of year party and presenting medals to members. As usual she was well supported by our treasurer John Timothy.
Among the evening’s presentations were:
National individual and team medal winners (various events on road, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field):
Colette Tuohy, Pauline Moran, Angela O’Connor, Mags Glavey, Ann Murray RIP, Patrick Moran, Martin Peyton, Paula Donnellan Walsh, Norah Newcombe Pieterse.
International medal winners : Pauline Moran: World (Poland) and European masters Championships (Italy) , British and Irish Cross country (Stockport)
Mags Glavey: British and Irish Cross country in Stockport.
Patrick Moran: British Decathlon masters Championships in Hull.
2019 Club League winners:
Men: Anthony Corbett, Tony O’Malley, Andrew Hayes, Darren Brewer, John Higgins
M40: Ambrose Gaughan, M50: Jimmy Feeney
Women: Paula Donnellan, Bernice McCartan, Sheelagh McDonnell, Claire Murphy, Elaine Hession
W40: Ann Marie Clarke, W50: Colette Tuohy.
Prizes for winners of the Summer Series 5k races were presented after the final race in Ballinrobe on June 18.
A raffle was drawn from all 73 Mayo AC finishers in the Dublin marathon and the lucky winners of €100 each were: Gerry Kirrane, Andy Neary, Catrina Houlihan, Mary Murphy and Caitlin Woods.
There was also a raffle for various spot prizes among all who attended the party.
Thanks to Dalton Inn for their facilities and providing buffet refreshments.
Thanks also to Maria for photos of presentations which will be uploaded to our facebook pages.