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Winter League in Shercock, 12 Nov


The final track event of the athletics year took place in Shercock today with the Winter League concluding in damp conditions. The weather proved to be no deterrent as Innyvale was well represented at juvenile and masters level.


Action got underway with the men’s 6K road race, where Brendan Tully lead home the Innyvale team in third place overall and winner of the V3 category. Donagh Reilly was ninth and Simon Nulty in tenth place overall, with the pair finishing third and fourth in the V1 category.


Attention then turned to the track where the Under 10 girls 400m race was won by Innyvale’s Katie Hannan, with Navah O’Donohue in ninth place. In the boys event, Oisin Tully was the winner with Finn Briody in second place. Together with James Farrelly, Caolan Brady, Javed Brady, Charlie Reilly and Callum Rotheram, the boys were the winners of the team gold medal.


In the U12 girls, the Innyvale athletes runners placed very well in the 600m race to secure the team gold medal, with Kayla Smith in third, Jamie Condon in fourth, Sophie Lynch fifth and Riley Condon in seventh. Neasa Smith, Íosa Brady, Zoe Tully, Saibhe Mulvey and Maia Reilly rounded out the winning team.


In the boys race, we didnt have a team today but there were great runs from Conor Smith and Tony Rotheram in sixth and ninth places in the 800m event. And finally in the U14 girls, our team of Isabella Condon, Aoife Leddy, Emer Briody, Emily Lynch and Saoirse Lynch finished the 800m race as the third placed team today.


Well done to one and all. Photos from the day can be found on our gallery

Cross Country Uneven Age/Novice, Killinkere, 8 Oct

The second day of the Cavan Cross Country Championships was held in Killinkere on Sunday 8th October with a strong contingent from Innyvale taking part. We were once again blessed with dry weather on the day but conditions underfoot were a bit tricky nevertheless. But everyone rose to the challenge on the day, starting with the novice men, with Martin Brady, Brendan Tully and Donagh Reilly representing the club in the 6K race. Martin was the winner, with Brendan second and Donagh in fourth place.


Next up was the Under 9 girls, where Ella Rose Brady was the winner, with clubmate Navah O’Donohue finishing the tough 400m race in ninth place. We had four boys in the U9 race, with Oisin Tully taking second place, Javed Brady in fourth, Callum Rotheram in fifth and Max Manning in sixth place.


The U11 girls was the strongest team performance of the day, with Innyvale athletes finishing in every position from second place down to seventh to secure the gold medals for the team. Kayla Smith lead our girls home followed by Jamie Condon, Íosa Lynch, Sophie Lynch, Katie Hannan and Íosa Brady completing that group, with Neasa Smith ninth, Zoe Tully eleventh, Riley Condon twelfth and Maia Reilly fourteenth.


Not to be outdone by the girls, the U11 boys event saw more team gold, with all four Innyvale runners finishing in the top half of the race, with Iarlaith Coll winning the 1000m event and the individual gold medal. Finn Briody picked up the bronze medal for third place, with James Farrelly in fifth after a late charge to the line saw him move up the order, Caolan Brady in sixth and Logan Rotheram seventh.


The U13 girls 1500m race was an extremely tight affair between the Innyvale and Shercock teams, with just a single point separating the two squads, but alas on this occasion we came out second best. Isabella Condon lead the team home in second place, ably backed up by Mella Brady in fourth, Emer Briody ninth, Aoife Leddy tenth, Saibhe Mulvey twelfth, Emily Lynch thirteenth and Emma Briody in fourteenth place.


Last in action for us today were the U13 boys, who delivered another gold medal winning team performance in a tightly contest team battle with East Breffni. James Brady was third, with Jack Briody in fourth place, Conor Smith eighth and Tony Rotheram in tenth place.


Well done to everyone who ran today, the coaches are proud of your efforts both as individuals and teams over the two days of the competition. Full results are on the results page and photos can be found in our Flickr gallery (link above).

Home Successes at Cross Country in Crover, 1st Oct


October sees the return of the cross country season in athletics and this year Innyvale AC hosted the opening day of the Cavan Championships in scenic Crover on the edge of Lough Sheelin on Sunday 1st October. In action on the day were the masters and juvenile even age groups, with good numbers taking part in all race. The club was very well represented in the event with good numbers taking part and many strong individual and team performances throughout the day.


First to get underway were the master men’s and women’s races, which proved to be very fruitful for Innyvale. While we had nobody in the women’s race today, we had a good turnout in the men’s 5K race. The V1 team of Rob Everett, Simon Nulty and Donagh Reilly were the gold medalist team, with Rob in second place, Simon in third and Donagh in fourth place. In the V3 category, Martin Brady was the winner with Brendan Tully in third place.


This was a very strong result from the club and it was enough to see the Vincent Rudden Memorial Shield awarded to Innyvale for the first time.


Next up were the Under 10 girls, which featured a packed field for the 600m race.

We had four runners in the event with Katie Hannan taking the silver medal, Robyn Everett finishing in third, Heidi Donohoe in eleventh and Navah O’Donohue in fourteenth. The four girls will collect a hard earned silver medal as their combined score of the foursome saw them finish as second placed team in the race.


The boys event was a tightly contested race that saw multiple tight battles right up to the finish line itself. The Innyvale athletes put in a team strong performance to take the silver medals, with Oisin Tully finishing in third place, just missing out on silver over the final meters. Eánna Coll came home in fourth, followed by Logan Rotheram, with Jackson Everett in sixth, James Farrelly eighth, Javed Brady twelfth, Rory Donohoe fourteenth and Callum Rotheram fifthteenth.


In the U12 girls, more than half the runners were wearing the Innyvale singlet as they set off for their 1200m race. Kayla Smith was the first of our athletes to reach the finish, claiming the silver medal, with Sophie Lynch in fourth, Jamie Condon in fifth, Neasa Smith seventh, Íosa Brady eighth, Íosa Lynch tenth, Zoe Tully eleventh, Riley Condon thirteenth and Maia Reilly fourteenth. This was a dominant team performance from the girls which secured them first place and the team gold.


We didnt have a team in the boys event, but three ran and gave a very good account of themselves. Iarlaith Coll completed the 1200m distance in third place, with Conor Smith tenth and Tony Rotheram in thirteenth.


The U14 event stepped up in distance once again, with the athletes tackling a 2000m race. Our girls team persevered to the end of the tough race, scoring another set of silver team medals for the girls. Isabella Condon was the first Innyvale athlete home in fifth place, with Mella Brady in seventh, Aoife Leddy tenth, Emer Briody eleventh and Emma Briody in twelfth position.


In the boys race, James Brady finished in a fine fourth place after spending much of the two kilometre race holding off a chasing pack of four athletes before pulling away from them in the latter stages.


Well done to one and all for their efforts and for representing the club so well. Also a huge thank you to all the parents, coaches and other volunteers who helped prepare the course, clean up afterwards and other jobs during the event. Thanks also to the Donohoes for their assistance and the use of their field, Crover House Hotel for their facilities and sandwiches, MK Sound, the Gaffney family and Cavan County Council.

Photos from the day are now on our Flickr gallery and full results are on the results page.

Cavan Winter League at Breffni Park, 17 September


After the summer break, athletics action has returned to Cavan with the county’s Winter League getting underway in a rather damp Breffni Park on Sunday 17th September. Innyvale AC’s athletes were out in good numbers today with strong performances throughout the morning as they raced around Breffni’s training track.


The event kicked off with the masters men, where Martin Brady lead home our team in the 3,000m race, followed by Brendan Tully and Rob Everett in their first competitions for the club with all three giving a good account of themselves out there. Martin was the winner of the V3 category, while Brendan came home in third place and Rob was third in the V1 category.


Next up were the Under 10 girls, where Katie Hannan lead the Innyvale charge, taking the gold medal in the 350m race. She was followed home by teammates Robyn Everett who finished her first race for the club in third place, with Ella Rose Brady and Navah O’Donohue completing the team. With four runners needed to qualify as a team, all four girls finishing positions counted towards the team result and this young quartet claimed second placed team on the day.


The U10 boys saw an extremely strong team performance, with three Innyvale runners crossing the finish line almost side by side. Finn Briody emerged as our first runner home, taking the silver medal, with Jackson Everett earning the bronze. Oisin Tully was fourth, while the team was completed by Logan Rotheram, Caolan Brady, James Farrelly, who recovered from a fall early on to finish the race and Callum Rotheram. The team's score was good enough to claim a set of gold medals for the boys.


The U12 girls race was over a distance of 600m and saw Jamie Condon pip her cousin Kayla Smith to third place, with Íosa Lynch in fifth. Zoe Tully battled hard to the line with teammate Sophie Lynch, just edging her out in for ninth place. Riley Condon, Neasa Smith and Maia Reilly completed the team, whose final score saw them take first place overall.

Unfortunately we were one short of a full team today in the U12 boys 600m, but Jack Briody, Conor Smith and Tony Rotheram all ran well with Jack and Conor just missing out on individual medals. In the Under 14 races, Isabella Condon finished her 800m event in sixth place, while James Brady came home in second place in the boys 800m to collect a silver medal.


Well done to all, especially to those who are running above their normal age group for this event and are racing against children a year older than them. And thank you to all who turned up on such a wet day and who stayed to cheer on their clubmates.

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