The International season came to a close on Saturday last, with Boyne A.C. athletes Ruarcan O’Gibne and Tara Meier once again donning the green vest to represent their country on the international stage in the Celtic Games. With just a few short weeks rest since their last international appearance at the SIAB competition, where Meier took bronze in the 80m Hurdles and O’Gibne finished a fine 6th in the 800m, the pressure was on for a repeat performance. Having achieved selection through their national results, where Tara took Gold in both her 80m and 250m Hurdles, and Ruarcan took silver in the Steeplechase, they were selected to contest these events against athletes from Scotland and Wales. Flying home from Spain a mere 24 hours earlier, Tara was first to compete, where a fantastic race saw her finish in 4th place overall, a result to be proud of for this talented young lady, who also formed part of the silver medal winning relay team later on in the competition. Ruarcan was selected for the development competition, and a strong determination before the race certainly paid off as he sailed home to victory in a very tough and competitive race. Both will now take a well deserved rest before the Cross Country Season begins in a few weeks!
Celtic Games & Carlingford Annual 5k
Also in action recently, Boynes senior members took to the roads of Carlingford in the annual 5k race hosted by Glenmore A.C., where Sally Clarke had a great finish in 20.26, with Catherine Tiernan not far behind in 21.37. Having only recently joined the club, Leanne Thornton is certainly making an impact with a great 25.10 finish, while Edel MhicGabhann and Judith Faulkner were delighted with their 25.37 and 25.42 respectively. A little closer to home, the Duleek 10k on Sunday last saw over 300 athletes take to the roads, with some great runs all round. Rebecca Carolan finished 10th lady in 45.09, Nicola Veale was delighted with her 50.52, as was Karen Fairclough who crossed the line in 53.00. Edel MhicGabhann was back for more and secured a new PB time in 54.08, while Jacqueline Reid had a great sprint finish to cross the line in 1.07.
Boyne A.C. also officially launched their second annual Connor/Mallon 4 mile road race on Saturday last. The race will take place on Sunday 17th September at 12 midday, and entries are now open onwww.myrunresults.com.