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Athletics News - Friday 20 Aug 2010

Rockford Rooftile 4 Mile Road Race

The 31st running of this event sponsored by Dan Morrissey Ltd since
its inception will be held at 5.30 pm in Tinryland on Saturday next,
28th August.
The organizing committee has gone for a new revamped race with all the
usual very high standards being maintained with a few bonuses with a number of
top Irish athletes set to take part on the day. Last years event was won by Latvian Sandis
Bralitis with Irish International Linda Byrne taking the ladies section.
This year a huge effort is currently being undertaken to increase the amount
of competitors in the race and a special effort to recruit locals,
walkers, joggers and runners of all abilities. A unique addition this year is the
Top class spot prizes which will be restricted to non individual prize winners
who finish the 4 mile event. Included in these prizes is the opportunity to win a
fantastic 1,000 holiday voucher, LCD TV, Digital Camera, Luxury weekend for two and 200 Jewellery
Voucher. After the race anyone who did not win an individual prize will be entered into a draw
free of charge and some lucky individuals will win one of these fantastic
spot prizes. Up front the athletes will be catered for with Cash
prizes in all usual Senior Male/Female and Vets Categories and Teams.
Post race activities include the famed refreshments where a wide selection of food will be
available free of charge for all. Race video, presentations, spot
prize draw and live music in the local GAA centre.
Entries will be taken on the day for 15 from 4pm in the
local parish hall. Race numbers will be distributed on race day. If
interested race details are on Facebook - Tinryland Road Race
or contact Sean at 0872509520 for more details.
A mini Rockford will start at 5pm for all juveniles under the age of
15.This is a mile event and will be a mass start
with juveniles of all ages competing against each other. This is a fun
event with all juvenile finishers receiving medals.
So come along and enjoy the last weekend of the summer holidays and
enjoy our unique race where we cater for runners
and walkers of all abilities.

Local Athletes Set to Compete in National Finals

There will be a large representation from the Tinryland-Bennekerry area in the National Community Games
Athletics Finals in Athlone IT, Co. Westmeath next weekend. There will be no fewer than six individual athletes
along with six relay teams representing both the area and Carlow in the finals. Hopes are high that the
area can win several medals at the highest level of Irish Community Games competition.

Best wishes are extended to the following individual and relay competitors:

Grace Lawlor (Girls Under 14 100m), Erica Farrell (Girls Under 16 100m),
Mark Mullen (Boys Under 6 80m), Robert Crowley (Boys Under 12 600m),
Marcus Lawlor (Boys Under 16 100m-doubtful through injury), Brian O'Mahony (Boys Under 14 Long Jump),

Girls Under 14 - (Grace Lawlor, Roisin Byrne, Ashleigh Farrell, Sarah Farrell)
Girls Under 16 - (Kate O'Brien, Erica Farrell, Philippa Kirwan, Shannon Nolan)
Boys Under 10- (Finbarr Kavanagh, David Ward, Danann Burke, Michael Fawl)
Boys Under 12 -(Conor Brennan, Robert Crowley, Cuan Burke, Conor Crowley)
Boys Under 14 - (Sean Kirwan, Fionnan Burke, Niall Lowry, Conor McGrath)
Boys Under 16 - (Marcus Lawlor, Gavin Curran, Cian Lawlor, Conor O'Brien, Adam Murphy)

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