West Limerick A.C. Notes May 30th


Clare Burren Marathon Challenge:

On Saturday one of our newest club members Theresa Hughes headed to the banner county for this event.

Theresa ran the 10k in a time of 53:31. 

Theresa is currently on a plan to run a race in all 32 counties in 2023. This is as part of a very worthy fundraiser for 

– Diabetes Ireland

– Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland

– Rape Crisis Midwest

You can find out more ⬇️⬇️⬇️


The Zac Bishop 4 Mile:

This race was organised by Kilmallock A.C. and held on Friday night. It was a perfect night for racing and was well attended.

Declan Moore continued his strong form of late to finish 1st in 20:20. Karl Lenihan was 2nd in 21:09. Killian Lynch in his second race in two days was 3rd in 21:26.

Our juvenile member Aaron Lynch had an incredible run to finish 4th in 21:41.

Padraig O Donnell was 8th in 23:08. Our other members running on the night were Karol Downey 25:37, Kevin O’Donoghue 26:01, George O’Sullivan 27:05, Grace O’Donnell 28:29, Richard Lenihan 32:00, Paul Crotty 37:21, John Barrett and Niamh Humphries.

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Fethard 5k:

This race was held on Thursday evening in Fethard,  Co.Tipperary. 

It was very close for 1st and 2nd place with only one second separating Peter Somba and Evan Fitzgerald. The former winning in a time of 15:22. 

Killian Lynch took 3rd spot on the podium in 16:05.

Munster Half Marathon & Marathon:

This competition was run as part of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run.

We were delighted to get confirmation this week that we have two Munster medals on the way to our West Limerick A.C. members Karl Lenihan and Amy Murphy.

Karl was first O45 in the Half Marathon and Amy was 1st Senior in the Full Marathon.

Well done to both athletes.

Community Games Cross Country:

Congratulations to our athletes who wore the county singlet on Saturday in Gormanstown, Co Meath for the national Community Games Cross Country event. Our club was well represented with 5 athletes competing; Aisling Fitzgerald, Jack Young, James King, Ellen Cagney, and Eavan Lyons. Another of our members, Darragh Collins also qualified to compete but unfortunately couldn’t. Congratulations to each and every one of our athletes on the achievement of competing so well at national level, both Jack and Aisling came home with gold medals, and Eavans team came 4th in their race just shy of the medals.


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