Fogarty and O'Connor take top prizes at Ballinagar 10k

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Fogarty and O'Connor take top prizes at Ballinagar 10k thumbnailThe ladies winners at the Ballinagar 10k: Caroline Donnellan (second), Aisling O'Connor (first) and Nadine Donegan (third). TT25251

FERBANE Athletic Club's Mick Fogarty and Edenderry AC's Aisling O'Connor had fine wins in a very competitive Ballinagar 10k road race last Friday night.
The Offaly 10k road race championship, 174 athletes took part on a tough but fair course - it started outside Ballinagar GAA field and went on a loop around by Ballymooney, Annagharvey and back into the village via the old main Tullamore road.
On a near ideal evening for running, Fogarty got away from the Tullamore Harriers' Paul Mitchell to win in 33.46.09 with the Kilcormac man just four seconds back in 33.l50.02. Another Ferbane runner, Paul Buckley was third in 34.03.
Inform Edenderry athlete, Aisling O'Connor had a fine win in the ladies race, posting a very good 37.29.35 as she finished 11th overall. With veteran Tullamore Harriuers runner, Pauline Curley out injured, another Edenderry runner, Caroline Donnellan was second, posting 39.00.46 while Nadine Donegan of the Harriers was third in 39.18.
Age category prizes were won by:
Female over 40
1st Ursula O'Reilly, Naomh Mhuire, Daingean;
2nd Michelle Mullaney, Tullamore Harriers;
3rd, Evelyn Herrihily, Tullamore Harriers.
Male over 40
1st Jimmy Coughlan, Naomh Mhuire AC, Daingean;
2nd Conor Mooney, Tullamore Harriers;
3rd Andrew Regan, Birr AC.
Female over 45
1st Mags Grennan, Tullamore Harriers;
2nd Elaine Cuskelly, Naomh Mhuire, Daingean;
3rd Trisha Doolan, Naomh Mhuire, Daingean.
Male over 45
1st Richie Faulkner, Tullamore Harriers;
2nd Liam Byrne, Tullamore Harriers;
3rd Glen Finlay, Tullamore Harriers.
Female over 50
1st Ann Hanrahan, Birr AC;
2nd Marie Donegan, Tullamore Harriers;
3rd Martina Conlon, Tullamore Harriers.
Male over 50
1st Brendan Donagher, Naomh Mhuire AC, Daingean;
2nd Brendan Abbott, Tullamore Harriers;
3rd Alan Heffernan, Tullamore Harriers.
Female over 60
1st Mary Galvin, Tullamore Harriers;
2nd Kathleen Delaney, Birr AC.

Male over 60
1st Johnny Feery, Tullamore Harriers;
2nd Andy O'Grady, Tullamore Harriers;
3rd Jim Dolan, Tullamore Harriers.


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