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25 February 2024
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Sports round-up

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Donadea 50k Ultra Marathon
On Saturday 10th February two senior ladies, Ellie O'Neill and Anne McGrane represented the Club in the 50km ultra marathon in Donadea Forest.


This was a tough, hilly and muddy course comprising 14 laps of the forest.
Anne came home in a time of 5.24 and Ellie came thundering behind her in a time of 5.41.

Intermediate & Masters National Cross Country Championships


Mary Browne was the lone Lucan Harrier in Dundalk DKIT for the Intermediate & Masters National Cross Country Championships on February 11th. Conditions were very mucky and difficult to find respite on a firm patch. Mary finished age category 2nd in 00:21:30. Pauline Moran Mayo AC 1st in 00:21:25 (same result as last year). Mayo AC also won O50 Team Gold.

Rathcoffey 10k Road Race
Tony Keaney took part in the Rathcoffey 10k road race on February 10th and achieved a PB in 46:57 and also came 22nd in his age group. A Challenging course with rolling hills, out in the Kildare countryside, lovely scenery and the early spring sun was shining.




Winter League: Week six of the Winter League was played in dry weather conditions. The weekend was all about the quarter finals and who would qualify. First up was the Murphs versus the Philipos and the Philipos came through in this section. We then had Flynn's Flyers taking on Coogan's Bluff and it was Flynns Fliers that came through. We then had the Dream Team taking on New Faces with the Dream Team securing the win. Last but by no means least, was the Tractormen taking on the Poppys with the Tractormen securing the win. Next weekend sees our Semi Finals taking place.

The semi-finals are as follows:
9.30am: Philipos v Flynn's Fliers
11.00am: Dream Team v The Tractormen

Best of luck to all teams - please come along and support the teams. The ladies secured three scalps this week with Catherine Leonard beating Alan Doyle, Roisin Harper beating Gordan Parker and Philo Condron beating Andy Fitzgerald - well done ladies.

Thank you to Halpenny Golf for continuing their sponsoring of this competition

Membership Fees: Membership Fees can be paid on a Sunday morning at the club house to any committee member or you can pay on line ensuring you quote your name and registration number.

Valentines Night: Congratulations to both our Captains - Una and John who organised the questions and games for our fun night. Well done to Marie and Michael Morris who won the main prize and to Trish and Pete Anderson who were runners up with Tracy Needham and Ann McCann coming in a close third. A great night was had by all and again a big thanks to our Captains who organised all the fun.

It was great to see Michael Morris and Marie O'Shaughnessy back in the club again and looking well. Delighted you are both making great progress.

New Members Welcome - Adults and Juveniles: Our Club is now open for membership. If you would like to join our Club please download an application form from the website and fill in the relevant details and return same - or email the secretary at Indeed you are more than welcome to call into the Club House and ask for any committee member who will be only too willing to discuss your enquiry - best time to call is on a Sunday from 10am

Full Zip Tops / Jackets / T-Shirts: Members please note that Dora Keane is the contact for the stock of our club zip tops / jackets and t-shirts.

Function Room for Hire: Please note that we have a function room for hire in the evenings from circa 5pm. Contact the secretary or email for details of same - T&C apply.

Condolence - Pat Keane R.I.P. The committee and members wish to extend their sincere sympathies to the Keane family - Mary, Michael and Mark on the death of Pat Keane (RIP). Pat was a member of our club for many years and played both pitch and putt and golf and never had a problem in combining both games. Our thoughts are with the family at this very sad time. May Pat Rest in Peace