Tír Chonaill Athletics Club

Tír Chonaill Athletics Club Website

03 Sep 2017

Our club website has in recent times been somewhat starved of information as the many other social media platforms seem to be winning out. I am aware that the immediacy of the cell phone and the use of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc, and the plethora of other interactive platforms may be more appealing to the individual as they tag new friends and keep in touch with old ones, but it has been pointed out to me recently that these Internet platforms exist "in the now" and quickly disappear into the past.

It has also been pointed out to me that our club website has been a great historic account of the many achievements of our athletes in the past, from those competing internationally to those whose achievement would never be known but for the TC website. Our club website has in the past been a factual account, without the bloat, of the goings on of our club, our coaches, members and most importantly our athletes. I am currently working on creating a more fluid layout for the TC Website, which will make it a better fit for cell phones and tablets.

For me, maintaining the TC website has been a means of getting to know people, what they are doing and keeps me informed about our sport locally. If you love our sport, as I do, and you have an event you want to promote in the north west, if you have taken part in some far off race, run for your club or country or just for the hell of if, don't take it for granted that someone else will let me know. You can email your article, race results and pictures to me at olliethomas@tirconaillac.com. If you already write for Facebook, then you have already done the hard part. The Tír Chonaill Athletics Club website, is "your" website.

Milford Mulroy 10k

17 Sep 2017



Milford Mulroy 5k

17 Sep 2017



Loreto Convent Letterkenny 5k

12 Sep 2017



Charles McGuinness 5k Glenties

03 Sep 2017

The Charles McGuinness 5k took place in Glenties on Sunday morning. The many runners taking part made their way out to the start on the Fintown road for the 12:30 start. As the race got underway and the runners made their way back towards the Main Street in Glenties it became clear that Finley Marshall and Niall Gallagher, both Rosses AC athletes were going to battle it out for the honors.

As they rounded the corner at the top of the main street and headed out the Ardara road, a gap was beginning to develop that would decide the race with Marshall pulling ahead. As the race turned right, off the main road, the chasing pack, with its mix of youth and experience, was beginning to sort itself out, with Martin Gormley, Michael McLoone, Dylan Boyle and the young Declan Sharkey from Donegal taking up the minor places.

In the ladies race, there was never a threat to the young Mia McCalmont from Tír Chonaill AC. Mia was to finish in third place overall as she picked her way through the field. This was incredible running from the young lass who is one to watch for the future. In the mens race the category prizes would go to Dylan Boyle junior men, Martin Gormley M50 and Donal Haughey M60. In the ladies race the category prizes would go to Caroline Kennedy F40, Jackie Harvey F50 and Marjan Bangert F60. Well done to all the athletes, the local Gardi and to the race organizers for a job done well, and the large buffet of food for all in the local hall afterwards.






Upcoming Coaching Courses

Assistant Coach Course. Donegal. September 23rd, 10am-5pm. Cost: €60.00 Location -Tír Chonaill Athletics Club, Donegal Town. Course Info: Assistant Coach


Assistant Coach Course, Sligo Skreen/Dromard Community Centre, Carrownaboll, Skreen, Co Sligo. 10am-5pm. Cost: €60.00. It is located on the N59 Sligo to Ballina road.


Assistant Coach Course, Cavan September 16th, 10am-5pm Shercock AC, Kingscourt Road R162, Cavan.


Athletics Leader - Leitrim. Oct 14th Course Info: Athletics Leader Location - Ballinamore Sports Hall, Enniskillen Road, Ballinamore, Leitrim.

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