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5 February 2023
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Sports round-up

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LUCAN COMMUNITY GAMES

Upcoming Events 2023
Tuesday 7th February - Chess
Tuesday 14th February - Art
Tuesday 21st February - Handwriting
Tuesday 7th March - Quiz
Wednesday 13th March - Draughts
All above will be held in Lucan Library at 17.30

March - Swimming TBA
April - Talent TBA
May - Athletes TBA

10 euro Registration Fee
Events Free (ex-Swimming)
Register your interest at lucangames@gmail.com

Must be U16 as of 13th July and from Lucan

 

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LUCAN HARRIERS A.C.

Busy weekend again for Lucan Harriers, fantastic results from the indoors in Athlone and the annual Raheny 5 mile

Indoor Championships
Fantastic news over the weekend at the AAI indoor games in Athlone. Huge PB and phenomenal run from Eve Noctor running 2:11.38. Also, Saoirse Fitzgerald an outstanding run to PB and break the National U18 Indoor 800m record, which has stood since 1991, running 2:08.76. Fantastic achievement by the girls

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Eve Noctor and Saoirse Fitzgerald

Another super achievement by both Eve Noctor and Kate O Connell in the 4x400m with Team Ireland securing the qualifier for the European U20 Championships this summer. Very proud day for the girls, their families, their coaches and the club.
Best wishes going forward in the season.

Raheny 5 Mile
The 39th Axa Raheny 5 hosted by Raheny Shamrock A.C. was yet another huge success. 3,800 crossed the finishing line for this very popular race and a further 700 took part in the children's races. The Raheny 5 is a huge event and the local residents of the area really get out on the streets to cheer and welcome the runners. Runners from all corners of the country came to race.

Lucan Harriers had over twenty entrants, conditions were tough but not unexpected for a Sunday afternoon in January, Raheny is generally windy with its proximity to the coast. It was a tough start as the sheer numbers trying to work their way into their own space in the narrow streets at the start make it quite congested. The first 3K you really have to watch your feet, the race opened up after that and the open road lay ahead. A lovely stretch in St Annes followed. After the turn in St Annes there is about a mile to the finish line, with 800m to go you can hear the crowds and feel the excitement as the finish line approaches. A nice 200m straight into the finish line always ensures there are some great finishes.

Ladies team of Lisa Ward, Orla Mc Weeney and Mary Browne came home 9th of 41 teams a fantastic result from such a strong race field.

O40 Ladies team 15th out of 32 Mary Browne, Sile Mc Intyre and Eileen O'Brien.

Mens team 24th out of 58 teams, Will Byrne, Gary Farrell, and Pat O' Dwyer, this same team were 16th out of 41 in the O40 category.

There were many super individual times by club members, well done to everyone who turned out and represented the club in such great numbers.

Parkrun
Meanwhile in London we had club members Anne Mc Grane , Lorraine Heffernan and Bernie Stapelton taking part in the original Parkrun is Bushy Park London

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Above Lorraine, Bernie and Anne in London

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