Monday 16 September 2019

Club Call

County tennis championships at Hillbrook Tennis Club; mens 'B' doubles, Sam O' Connor, Enniscorthy Tennis Club.
County tennis championships at Hillbrook Tennis Club; mens 'B' doubles, Sam O' Connor, Enniscorthy Tennis Club.


The opening race of the summer league kicked off on Friday night with The Still five-mile road race on a very warm and balmy evening. Martin Monaghan continued his winning ways on this route, making it three years in a row to cross the line in first place in a time of 27.27.

Billy Reck was the next Slaney man home in 29.18. Emily O'Connor and Catherine Murphy were joint first in a time of 33.35. Belinda Kehoe and Ger Dempsey were the spot prize winners.

In total 76 took part in the race and many thanks to race director Tracy Kavanagh and the Kavanagh family for all their hard work in putting this great race together.

Joe and Kay O'Regan were the sole representatives from the club taking part last weekend in the Johnstown Castle Parkruns. Joe finished in 25.38 and Kay completed the course in 28.52. Well done folks.

Not content on resting up and relaxing on her holidays, Sabina Sweeney took part in a race in Boston, U.S.A. on Sunday. With torrential rains and flooded roads to battle, she finished in a great time of 49.00. Well done Sabina.

Marie Chapman was in action again last weekend, taking part in the East of Ireland Marathon in Clontarf, Dublin in a time of 4.08. Well done Marie.

The county track and field championship day one takes place this Wednesday on the track in Enniscorthy. Registration is at 6.30 p.m. with races and events beginning at 7 p.m. A full programme of events is detailed on

Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. at Enniscorthy Sports Hub for club members only, but we are inviting runners who intend joining Slaney Olympic to come along and run on the track and enjoy the experience before joining up. Anyone interested in joining the club, please contact Mag Dunphy on 087-6366905.

S.B.R. A.C.

The club was well represented at the Slaney Olympic A.C. summer league five-mile road race at The Still, Enniscorthy on Friday on a hot and very clammy evening.

First home for the club was Brendan Kehoe in 31.54, followed by Pa Cronin 34.50 and Pat Crean 36.31. Belinda Kehoe was the first club lady home in 37.36, followed by Ciara Bowe 38.07, Cathy Maher 38.59, Lisa Murphy 39.17, Eilish Kehoe 41.09, Marie Cullen 43.12 and Annette Guinan 43.13. Belinda Kehoe also managed to win herself a spot prize. Well done to all.

Bernard Fortune was in winning action again on Saturday morning in the Leinster championship mountain race and went on that evening to finish in third place in the Killahurler 5k race. Well done Bernard.

A 5k with a difference was held on Saturday evening in Killahurler, Arklow where part of the course contained a few obstacles. S.B.R. were in winning form as Tom Hogan was the first man home in a time of 18.55, followed by Noel Kennedy in second place in 19.30 and Bernard Fortune in third place in 21.00.

Next home for the club were Patrick Curley in 21.50, Jimmy Synott in 22.19, Richie Lynch in 23.38 and Tom Kavanagh in 36.50. Dena Hogan was the first lady home in 23.29.

A lot of money was raised on the evening for cancer research. Full results can be found on Well done to all.

The county track and field championships day one will take place on Wednesday, June 24, on the Enniscorthy track. Registration is at 6.30 p.m. with events starting at 7 p.m. Day two will be Wednesday, July 1.

Training continues on Monday at the track in Enniscorthy between 6-7 p.m. for Juveniles and 7-8 p.m. for adults.

You can run laps of the track at your own pace or join in some group speed work. It's suitable for all abilities, with all members welcome.

A group also meet on the square in Ferns to run five to six miles every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come along.

If anybody is interested in joining S.B.R. and would like more information, please contact our Secretary Louise Kehoe on 086-8276661 or P.R.O. Marie Cullen on 087-2776785.

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