St. Abban's Athletic Club

Luggacurren - 23rd Annual 10k Road Race

The 23rd running of the Luggacurren 10K takes place this Sunday next (14th). No doubt James Kilbride and his excellent team, will put on a superb show and several tired but satisfied participants will enjoy the hospitality once again. Walkers will get under way at 12.30pm with the run commencing at 1pm, why not come along and enjoy? Many prize categories.

Teresa and Colm score again

The success rate of Teresa Agar and Colm Burke continued when they were both successful in the Ballinabranna Karate 5K fun run on Sunday. On a beautiful morning and on an excellent course a big crowd assembled in the local GAA centre with the start just outside the main entrance to the grounds and the finish down at the end line just behind the local school. The big field of 159 finishers started at a leisurely pace, heading towards the river Barrow. Back via Raheendoran the pace increased at the front where Colm, Jamie Wall and Dermot Ayres fought out the top 3 places and finished in that order. Teresa Agar had a minute to spare on her team-mate Maire Griffith, with Laura Delaney 3rd lady.

St. Abban's AC finishers included:- Caitriona Baldwin 97th in 33.37, Breda McHugh 82nd 30.53, Carmel Hughes 81st 30.42, Patsy Baldwin 76th 29.06, Katie Baldwin 75th 29.06, Rachel Ayres 74th 29.04, James Townsend 73rd 28.51, Sean Kelly 57th 26.14, Orla Jones 47th 24.59, Dinny Whelan 42nd 24.35, Siobhan Nash 34th 23.26, Eamon Baldwin 23rd 21.37, Mark Wogan 20th 20.44, Maire Griffith 16th 20.08, Dorel Picovici 13th 19.53, Bernard Graham 10th 19.27, Teresa Agar 8th 19.03, Michael Kelly 7th 18.51, Peter Baldwin 6th 18.38, James Nolan 5th 18.27, Aran Murphy 4th 18.22, Dermot Ayres 3rd 17.47 and Colm Burke 1st 17.12 in a new course record.

Members Draw

Tickets are currently available from all committee members for the 2014 members draw. Again we have three draws spread out over the next 3 months. Tickets are in the usual format of 3 parts costing 10 Euro per draw and Euro 30 for all 3 draws. Your support would be much appreciated.

Primary Schools

All local schools are invited to participate in the Annual schools cross country which will be held in the club grounds on Wednesday the 17th September at 12.15pm. Round 1 of the 3 county secondary schools gets under way the following week. Laois cross country even ages and novice are scheduled for Emo Court on the 5th October, with the uneven ages and the intermediate in Ballyroan on the 12th October.


14th Sept 2014 Luggacurren 10k Luggacurren, Co. Laois 12.30pm
14th Sept 2014 Adamstown AC Open Cross Country Adamstown 12.00 Noon
Wed 17th Sept 2014 Annual schools cross country St Abban's AC track
w/c 22nd Sept 2014 Round 1 - 3-County Secondary Schools Cross Country St Abban's AC track 12.15pm
5th Oct 2014 Laois Cross Country Even Ages and Novice Emo Court (hosted by Emo/Rath)
12th Oct 2014 Laois Cross Country UnEven Ages and Intermediate Ballyroan (hosted by Ballyroan, Abbeyleix and District)
26th Oct 2014 Day 2 - Athletics Leinster Cross Country Championships TBC 12.00 Noon
Fri 27th Oct 2014 Dublin Marathon Athletics Ireland Championships Dublin
26th Oct 2014 Day 3 - Athletics Leinster Cross Country Championships TBC 12.00 Noon
2nd Nov 2014 Laois Cross Country Senior and Juvenile Relays Stradbally (hosted by Portlaoise)
30th Nov 2014 Laois Cross Country Masters and Juvenile Development TBC

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