Sunday 5ks at Straide, Cloonacool updated

On Sunday (February 4) there were two local fundraising 5k events. Both were blessed with a lovely calm day as ‘Mister blue sky’ came out to play. At Straide there was a massive turnout for Declan’s Recovery Fund 5k with the start understandably slightly delayed.

Almost 1200 supported in Straide and raised €13k for Declan’s Fund. Well done to John Byrne and thanks to him for his update and results:

“The whole community got behind it and the organisation was as good as I’ve seen. We were overwhelmed and unprepared for the volume of people and it caused some hiccups, but despite that it was a success and we hope and pray for Declan’s improvement”.

1 John Byrne 16:53, 2 Aaron McHale 18:32, 3 Frank Reape 19.01.

Women 1 Colette Touhy 19:58, 2 Louise Lavin 3. Ciara Horkan.

Under 16:

Boys: 1 Liam Durkan, 2.Tadgh Staunton 3. Matthew Kelly Girls: 1 Gracie O’Brien, 2 Ann O’Hora, 3 Sarah Carney.

The annual GAA Cloonacool 5k had 240 runners and walkers. It’s a good fast out and back course in the shadow of the Ox Mountains with the upper reaches of the river Moy alongside. Desi Foley (North Sligo AC ) was the winner in 16:48, and Sarah Jane Boyce (Sligo AC)  was first woman in 20:40, six seconds ahead of Nuala McCarrick. Our 2017 Club League winners finished well: Padraic McVann in 20:13 14th overall, and Angela McVann in 53rd place 23:44.
Results (runners) Results Cloonacool 5k 2018

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