Cross Country

Confirming Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Races Going Ahead as Scheduled

Confirming Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Races are going ahead as scheduled TOMORROW Saturday Oct 13th at Bushfield, Loughrea, Galway. start at 12 noon Sharp, plan to arrive by 11:30am

Important Messages for Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships Medallists

2 important messages for all individual and team medalists from the recent Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships:

5th\6th Class individual AND team medallists are invited to compete in the Inter County Cross Country Race for Longford & Offaly at Tullamore Harriers Stadium, Oct 5th, 2018 @7pm sharp. Please arrive by 6:30pm for warm up. This is free and a great chance to get in training before the Connacht race. One of the coaches from Longford AC will be in Tullamore to meet all the children from Longford when they arrive.

The first 10 Individual finishers & top 3 Teams in each race qualify for the Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country taking place on Saturday October 13th in Bushfield, Loughrea, Co. Galway, races start at 12 noon sharp. Please plan to arrive by 11:15am so that the children can walk the course and do a warm up\stretch. All entry fees will be paid by Longford AC. One parent or teacher per school to be responsible to collect the envelope with race numbers for your school at the registration desk when you arrive.

Co Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships Report

County Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships hosted by Longford Athletics Club 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School

The Annual County Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships hosted by Longford Athletics Club were held last Saturday, 29th September 2018, at Moyne Community School. 201 children representing 15 national schools from across the county took part.

Scoil Mhuire, Newtownforbes is the 2018 winner of the Harry Farrell Perpetual Shield. The school had the highest score for individual top 20 finishers across the four races as well as winning one set of Gold and three sets of Silver team medals. After finished in 2nd place for the last two years this is well earned.

St. Teresa’s National School, Killoe – 2nd place

St Mel’s National School, Ardagh – 3rd place

St. Sinneach’s Mixed National School, Colehill – 4th place

Results

3rd\4th Class Girls 800m race

3rd\4th Class Boys 800m race

5th\6th Class Girls 1000m race

5th\6th Class Boys 1000m race

Secondary Schools 1st\2nd Year

Photos

girls 3rd 4th class race

The first 10 girls across the line in the Annual Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships 3rd\4th class girls 800m race on 29th September 2018 at Moyne.

boys 3rd-4th class race

3rd\4th class boys pictured after running 800m cross country at Moyne, September 2018

5th-6th-class-girls

The 5th\6th class girls individual medallists pictured after running the 1000m race at the Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships at Moyne on 29th September 2018

5th 6th class boys

Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships, the top 10 individual finishers in the 5th\6th class boys race on 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School

The individual cross country medallists in the 1st\2nd year secondary school girls 1600m race, 29th September 2018 at Moyne

1st 2nd year boys

The Moyne Community School team pictured after the 1st\2nd year boys 2000m cross country race on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Moyne

Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championship 2018

Saturday 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School

Longford Athletics Club will once again be hosting the annual Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championship on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School, with races starting at 5pm sharp. In 2017, 15 primary schools and 240 students participated.

Registration is from 4-4:45pm, entry fee €3 per student. All primary schools in County Longford are invited to enter, there is no limit on participants so all students in 3rd-6th classes are welcome to take part. The first 10 individuals plus the first 3 teams in each race will receive medals on the day and qualify to go forward to the Connaught Schools’ Championships hosted by Galway on October 13, 2018, venue TBC.

There is also a Special Invitation for the 5th\6th Class and 1st\2nd Year Secondary School medallists to compete in the Inter County Cross Country Race for Longford & Offaly at Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Friday evening October 5th at 7pm.

A ‘Come and Try’ event will be on in the gym on the same day. Longford Athletics Club wants to increase participation in athletics across the county and we have received funding for our project from Longford LCDC, Pobal, Healthy Ireland and the Department for Health. Currently we provide training for Little Athletics thru Juvenile age groups (ages 6-18 years) in Dromard, Kenagh & Longford town. Each year the Club hosts the Annual Primary Schools Cross Country and Relay Races for all schools in County Longford. Longford Sports Partnership offers Indoor SportsHall athletics and every Sunday the Longford Junior Parkrun takes place for free at The Mall. Coaches and athletes will be on hand to answer questions and give demonstrations.

The Club is also looking for parents/teachers that want to get involved as volunteers/coaches to ensure we can continue to provide opportunities for all the children across the county so please come and talk to us for more information.

Any queries contact longfordac@gmail.com

Essential Info for upcoming Club Cross Country 2017

Club Cross Country Distances

U11 -1500m          U12 -2000m        U13 -2500m          U14 -3000m     

U15 -3500m      U16 -4000m     U17 Girls -4000m \ U17 Boys -5000m

Teams 

Club: 6 athletes to run with 4 to score

County: 10 athletes to run with 6 to score

Medals

Championships First 12 individuals

First 3 Regional, County, Club teams

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2017 Co Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Results

1st&2nd yr secondary school cross country results, Sept 2017

5th&6th Class Primary Schools Cross Country results, Sept 2017

3rd&4th Class Primary Schools Cross Country results, Sept 2017

2017 Connacht Qualifiers from Longford Primary Schools Cross Country

Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Team Results, Sept 2017

Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships

30 September 2017 at Moyne Community School

This year 240 students representing 15 national schools across the County took part.

3rd\4th Class Boys 800m race = 66                        3rd\4th Class Girls 800m race = 63

5th\6th Class Boys 1000m race = 55                     5th\6th Class Girls 1000m race = 56

The autumn sunshine helped draw a large crowd to the annual County Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships on September 30th in Moyne. 240 national school children ran the challenging course earning points for their school towards the coveted Harry Farrell Shield for Best Overall School Performance.

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