All Ireland Success for Hamill and Mc Aree.
In Glorious sunshine last Saturday two of our athletes excelled themselves in the All Ireland Woodies DIY Juvenile Track and Field competition in Tullamore.
Amy Hamill following on from her success in the Secondary schools competition once again took Silver in the Girls Under14 1500m race. Amy through to form sat mid field to the last 200 meters where once again her sprint finish kicked in taking her through to the Silver position.
Damien Mc Aree fought hard through the 5000m Walk all the way contending with his opponent for silver or bronze. Damien gave it his all eventually finishing in third position but with a new personal best he shows us that he has more to come.
A Hat Trick for the Harriers in the Monaghan 10/4 mile run.
It was a similarly scorching day in Monaghan on Sunday last the 24th July. Up on two hundred and fifty runners, joggers and walkers took part in the inaugural Monaghan ten/four mile run.
With competitors from clubs as far away as Donegal and Sligo this was a competitive race for all the athletes.
In the ten mile race Patrick Cassidy led the field from the start with Karl Kildea from Monaghan Phoenix hot on his heels for most of the course. Patrick who is currently training for the Dublin Marathon showed his prowess and took first position in 52.58 minutes. Well done to Patrick a fine example to all our young athletes.
This success was compounded with our two younger athletes taking both the mens and ladies first positions in the four mile run. Patrick Murphy who has shown great improvement this year took the mens title and Amy Hamill fresh from her success in the All Irelands on Saturday took the ladies. It is great to see such success for the club.
Well done also to Jonathan Mc Carron and James Mc Kenna who finished alongside Amy Hamill well up the field in the four mile run.
And again of course the Jolly Joggers were out in force showing off there new custom made Tee shirts they were a bevy of beauties throughout the course. These ladies are in serious training all year round and took this opportunity to have a warm up for their own charity10k/6k which they host on New Years Day in Emyvale, all proceeds are in aid of Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support Service a very worthwhile cause.
Their coach Geraldine Mc Aree is very proud of how all these ladies are improving - a testament to their commitment to training.
Well done to all those who competed over the last number of weeks in the All Ireland finals to see young athletes reaching this level of competition is a credit to them and their coaches.
Three winners - Patrick Cassidy, Amy Hamill and Patrick Murphy
Geraldine and the Joggers.