More All-Ireland Community Games medals for Moy Valley AC athletes

For the second weekend in a row, Moy Valley AC athletes occupied places on the podium at the National Community Games finals in Athlone. They had prepared very well over the summer months and that was evident in all performances.

One of the more high profile races at the National Finals is the 7K "marathon" event for under 17 girls and boys. It is usually a chance for Ireland's best middle distance runners in that age group to showcase their talents. Taking that into consideration, there...

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Juvenile athletes do well in All-Ireland track and field championships

A group of our most talented juvenile athletes travelled to Tullamore on the 23rd and 24th of July to take part in the All Ireland Outdoor Track and Field championships. First up was Shannon O’Malley in the girls U15 Walk event.  Shannon finished 4th, just one place off a National podium finish. Shannon, coached by Deirdre Gallagher Clarke, is a very talented walker and a joy to watch in full flow. She has set a great example to the younger athletes who have taken up training in this...

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Canty conquers Castleconnor

Moy Valley AC members were active on the roads/trails on Sunday 24th of July supporting two local races in aid of worthy causes.

Fresh from his incredible 57km win in the 'Last One Running' event in Westport, Michael Canty powered to victory in the Frank Kelly 5K in Castleconnor in a swift 16 minutes - edging out Eoin O'Callaghan from Dublin who finished 10 seconds adrift. Ballina AC athlete, Cian Mulrooney, was third. Enjoying a tremendous vein of form at the moment, Michael is a...

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Last one running – victory for Michael Canty

Recent winner of the Ballina Salmon Festival 5K, our own Michael Canty, won the 'Last one running' competition in Westport on the 23rd of July.

In this competition, runners had 30 minutes to complete a 3.4k loop, of the Westport Town Greenway. Once finished the loop, runners entered the holding area and waited for the start of the next loop. All runners back within 30 minutes started again but the next loop must be completed in 29 minutes. Any runner not finished inside the time limit...

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First All Ireland competitors

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Moy Valley AC athletes run, jump and throw their way to All-Ireland championships

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
― Winston S. Churchill

With the formation of Moy Valley Athletic Club comes the distinction that Connaught medals won this year by club members will be the first to be written into the club’s history books.  In years to come as the club reflects on its...

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Ballina Salmon Festival 5K

There was a great Moy Valley presence at the Ballina Salmon Festival 5K on the 12th of July. Michael Canty was the overall winner and Deirdre Gallagher, Bridget Mills and Orla Edmeades were the first, second and fourth females across the line respectively. In fact, we had four of the top eight finishers demonstrating the sense of team that existed. Moy Valley AC runners were interspersed throughout the field and our beautiful new singlets were very distinctive.

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First All-Ireland medal

Patrick Mills won the  first individual All-Ireland medal for Moy Valley Athletic Club on the 10th July after securing a bronze medal in the All-Ireland outdoors javelin event.  Throwing into a very strong head wind and with the rain coming down Patrick threw in excess of 50 metres.  It is just reward for all his hard work and everybody in the club is delighted for him and his proud parents Helen and Martin.

[caption id="attachment_60" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Patrick Mills and Kathy Timlin competed for Moy Valley AC at the All-Ireland track and field championships in Tullamore on the 10th of July 2016 Patrick Mills...

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