Co. Louth delegates and board members at Athletics Ireland Congress 2018
Co. Louth delegates and board members at Athletics Ireland Congress 2018


Athletics Ireland Congress - Carrick-on-Shannon - 28 April 2018


The biennial Athletics Ireland Congress was held in Carrick-on-Shannon recently. Georgina Drumm of Mountpleasant AC was re-elected unopposed as President of the sport’s national governing body and will now serve for a second two-year term. Dunleer AC’s Fintan Reilly was elected to both the High Performance committee and the Coaching and Development committee, while Ciaran Doyle of Drogheda and District AC was elected to the Juvenile committee.


County Louth had a strong representation at Congress with Simon Allen (North East Runners), Dermot Barry (Glenmore AC), Pat Cheshire (Dunleer AC), Christian Maas (Dundalk St Gerard’s AC), Kathleen McConnell (St Peter’s AC), Tom McGrane (St Peter’s AC), Deirdre McTeggart (Boyne AC), Catherine Muckian (Dundealgan AC) and Micheal Mulligan (Dunleer AC) also in attendance as delegates.


The Wee County had one motion on the agenda and this was passed unanimously. As a result of this successful motion, U12 and U13 teams will now run a 4x200m rather than a 4x100m relay in indoor championship competition.


A County Louth amendment to a County Kilkenny motion also met with unanimous approval from the delegates, who numbered almost 200 in total. This means that the newly introduced women’s weight for distance event will now be on the programme for U23 athletes, as well as for the U20, Senior and Masters age groups as originally proposed.



Athletics Ireland National Track and Field League

Final - Tullamore - 20 August 2017


The County Louth senior athletics teams enjoyed a very successful day in Tullamore on Sunday, 20 August, when they did battle in the final of the National League. Both men’s and women’s teams were competing in Division One of this All-Ireland competition and both matched their previous best performances. In 2016 the women had finished seventh and the men eighth, but there was a clear improvement by both teams this year.


The women led the way by finishing second of the eight teams who had qualified for the final, matching their achievement of 2013, while the men finished in sixth place, as they had previously done in 2014. By finishing second, just one point ahead of the County Kerry team, the Wee County’s women’s team earned promotion to the top-tier Premier Division for next year’s competition.


Heptathlete Amy McTeggart (Boyne) contributed very strongly to the women’s success, winning the High Jump, and finishing second in the 400m and third in the Triple Jump. The other individual victory went to Shauna McMahon (Blackrock) in the Shot. Another heptathlete, Geraldine Finegan (North East Runners), scored good points by finishing second in the Javelin and third in the Pole Vault. Two other athletes enjoyed a top three finish in their individual events – Emma Cheshire (Dunleer), who was second in the Long Jump, and Niamh Belton (Dundalk St Gerard’s), who came home third in the 200m.


The women’s 4x100m team of Cheshire, Belton, Kelly Breen (Blackrock) and Bláthnaid Donnelly (Drogheda & District) also finished in third place, pipping their counterparts from Kerry by less than one hundredth of a second, which proved decisive in deciding the second of the two promotion places. Had the teams even dead-heated for third place in that race, it is Kerry who would have won promotion instead of Louth.


Of course, with such a tight margin between the teams, it is not just the 4x100m team who deserve special mention. The contribution of the remaining four athletes on the team was also of vital importance, as Nicola Welsh (Dunleer), Erin McHugh (Drogheda & District), Seoda Matthews (Dunleer) and Emma Conway (Dundealgan) all played their part on a great day for athletics in County Louth.


The star performer for the men’s team was Conor McMahon (Ardee & District), who was joint first in the High Jump. Oisín Ó Gibne (Boyne) finished second in the 800m, as did Darren Weldon (Ardee & District) in the Hammer. Ruarcán Ó Gibne (Boyne) came home third in the 3000m Steeplechase and the other third place finisher for Louth was Lee McGuiness (Drogheda & District) in the 200m.


As was the case for their female counterparts, every single point earned by the Louth men’s team was of vital performance in securing their sixth-place finish, as the seventh placed team, Slí Cualann from County Wicklow, finished with the same points total only to lose out to Louth under the league’s tiebreaking rules. Hence the points earned by the rest of the men’s team – Gabriel Bell (St Peter’s), Sam O’Neill (Drogheda & District), Pat Cheshire (Dunleer), Tom McGrane (St Peter’s), Jonathan Rice (Dundealgan), Stephen Kelly (Drogheda & District) and Andrew Kelly (Drogheda & District) – were every bit as important.


Women's results:


100m Hurdles
5 Seoda MATTHEWS Louth County/Dunleer 1:13.14

3 Louth County 52.21

4 Nicola WELSH Louth County/Dunleer 5:04.13

2 Amy McTeggart Louth County/Boyne 1:03.21

4 Erin MCHUGH Louth County/Drogheda & DIstrict 10:42.32

3 Niamh BELTON Louth County/Dundalk St Gerards 27.00

5 Nicola WELSH Louth County/Dunleer 2:29.03

5 Niamh BELTON Louth County/Dundalk St Gerards 13.47

6 Louth County 4:25.68

High Jump
1 Amy MCTEGGART Louth County/Boyne 1.55

Shot Putt
1 Shauna MCMAHON Louth County/Blackrock 9.94

6 Emma CONWAY Louth County/Dundealgan 16.66

Triple Jump
3 Amy MCTEGGART Louth County/Boyne 9.95

Pole Vault
3 Geraldine FINNEGAN Louth County/NER 1.90

2 Geraldine FINNEGAN Louth County/NER 26.60

4 Shauna MCMAHON Louth County/Blackrock 26.54

Long Jump
2 Emma CHESHIRE Louth County/Dunleer 4.99


Men's results:


110m Hurdles
7 Jonathan RICE Louth County/Dundealgan 21.57

400m Hurdles
6 Conor MCMAHON Louth County/Ardee & District 1:07.14

4x100m Relay
6 Louth County 45.46

4 Sam O'NEILL Louth County/Drogheda & District 4:34.15

6 Gabriel BELL Louth County/St Peters 53.66

3000m Steeplechase
3 O'GIBNE, Ruarcan Louth County/Boyne 10:23.63

3 Lee MCGUINNESS Louth County/Drogheda & District 22.78

2 O'GIBNE, Oisin Louth County/Boyne 2:00.84

7 Stephen KELLY Louth County/Drogheda & District 16:33.32

8 Andrew KELLY Louth County/Drogheda & Disrict 11.80

6 Louth County 3:41.06

2 Darren WELDON Louth County/Ardee & District 23.55

Long Jump
4 Gabriel BELL Louth County/St Peters 6.34

Shot Putt
7 Tom MCGRANE Louth County/St Peters 8.55

High Jump
1 Conor MCMAHON Louth County/Ardee & District 1.75

6 Tom MCGRANE Louth County/St Peters 20.29

Triple Jump
7 Conor MCMAHON Louth County/Ardee & District 11.40

8 Darren WELDON Louth County/Ardee & District 19.58

56lb for Distance
5 Pat CHESHIRE Louth County/Dunleer 3.87



Athletics Ireland National Track and Field League
Final - Tullamore - 7 August 2016


Following some very impressive individual performances and, more importantly, a great team effort in the qualifying rounds earlier this summer, the Athletics Louth men’s and women’s track and field teams both qualified for the Division One final of the National League. The final itself was staged in Tullamore on Sunday, 7 August – a day on which the distinctly autumnal conditions were not conducive to top class performances.


The standard of competition in the final was very high but, nevertheless, a number of the Louth athletes managed to finish in the top three in their events. Drogheda & District AC pair Lee McGuiness and Mark O’Shea claimed second place in the 200m and 1500m respectively, a feat which was matched by Boyne AC pair and cousins Amy McTeggart and Niamh Kelly in the High Jump and Shot Putt respectively. 


McTeggart also finished third in the 400m, as did Sam O’Neill (Drogheda & District) in the 800m, Mark Rogers (St Peter’s) in the 400m Hurdles, Dunleer AC’s javelin throwing siblings Liam and Niamh Connaughton, Geraldine Finegan (North East Runners) in the Pole Vault and Emma Cheshire (Dunleer) in the Long Jump.


The Louth men’s team finished in eighth place overall with Conor McMahon (Ardee & District), Andrew Kelly and David Walsh (both Drogheda & District), Mubarak Ishola, Gerry McArdle and Moses Opebi (all Dundealgan), and Conor Durnin, Martin McGrane, Tom McGrane and Brendan Rogers (all St Peter’s) also contributing to the points total.


The Wee County’s women’s team went one better than their male counterparts to finish seventh overall. Valuable points were scored by Róisín Coade, Mary Leech and Erin McHugh (all Drogheda & District), Seoda Matthews (Dunleer), Laura Mathews (North East Runners), and Eleanor Hoey (St Peter’s).


A number of other athletes had represented Louth in the qualifying rounds in Dublin in June and in Belfast in July, and their performances helped both men’s and women’s teams qualify for the finals. These were Shauna McMahon (Blackrock), Eva Cummins, Oisín Ó Gibne and Zoe Shiels (all Boyne),  Orla O’Connor (Drogheda & District), Niamh Belton (Dundalk St Gerard’s), Jonathan Rice (Dundealgan), Garry Campbell, Shane Cheshire and Darragh Greene (all Dunleer), Paul McGlynn (Glenmore), and Emily Rogers (St Peter's).


Full results are available on the Results 2016 page.



Celtic Games 2016


The Celtic Games took place the day before the National League final. Swansea in Wales was the venue this year for the annual triangular track and field international at Under 18 and Under 16 level involving Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It proved to be a great day for Ireland as the boys and girls in green won six of the seven trophies on offer: U18 Boys, U18 Girls, U16 Girls, Overall Boys, Overall Girls and Overall Team. There were no Louth athletes on the team this year, but Ciaran Doyle of Drogheda & District AC was the team manager and Kathleen McConnell of St Peter’s AC was the coach for the shot putt and javelin events.




Some of the Louth athletes in Belfast
Some of the Louth athletes in Belfast


Athletics Ireland National Track and Field League
Round 2 - Mary Peters Track, Belfast - 17 July 2016



Well done to all the Louth clubs who came together for the AAI National League. Both the men's and women's teams finished in the top eight in Division 1 and hence have qualified for the final in Tullamore on Sunday, 7 August!


Division 1 Men Points

1 St. L. O'Toole A.C. 220
2 Finn Valley 215
3 Wexford 212
4 Meath Athletics 211
5 An Riocht A.C. 196
6 Antrim Combined 193
7 Athletics Louth 187
8 Bandon Striders 186

9 Tallaght 172
10 City of Derry Spartans 149
11 Laois County 145
12 Dooneen A.C. 138
13 County Monaghan 125
14 Sli Cualainn 124


Division 1 Women Points

1 Kerry Athletics 228
2 Sli Cualainn 202
3 Donore Harriers 195
4 Kilkenny City Hrs 192
5 Sligo A.C. 172
6 Athletics Louth 172
7 Lagan Valley AC 170
8 Antrim Combined 160

9 Youghal A.C. 158
10 Menapians A.C. 149
11 Dooneen AC 135
12 Tallaght A.C. 118
13 Tullamore Harriers 114
14 Laois County 111
15 County Monaghan 108


Athletics Louth results


110m/100m Hurdles
4 75 Mark Rogers Athletics Louth/St Peter's 17.09
5 91 Niamh Kelly Athletics Louth/Boyne 18.41


3000m Walk
4 75 Gerry McArdle Athletics Louth/Dundealgan 25.01


400m Hurdles
2 75 Mark Rogers Athletics Louth/St Peter's 60.10
4 91 Seoda Matthews Athletics Louth/Dunleer 72.86


4x100m Relay
5 75 Athletics Louth 46.42
3 91 Athletics Louth 52.83


2 75 Garry Campbell Athletics Louth/Dunleer 4.07.94
2 91 Mary Leech Athletics Louth/Drogheda & District 4.53.81


6 75 Shane Cheshire Athletics Louth/Dunleer 57.64
5 91 Amy McTeggart Athletics Louth/Boyne 63.38


3 75 Lee McGuinness Athletics Louth/Drogheda & District 23.08 (-0.6m/s)
2 91 Emma Cheshire Athletics Louth/Dunleer 26.13 (+0.8m/s)


3 75 Mark O'Shea Athletics Louth/Drogheda and District 1.59.77
3 91 Orla O'Connor Athletics Louth/Drogheda & District 2.24.49


2 75 David Walsh Athletics Louth/Drogheda & District 16.32.32


5 91 Laura Matthews Athletics Louth/North East Runners 11.13.52


5 75 Moses Opebi Athletics Louth/Dundealgan 12.06
6 91 Eleanor Hoey Athletics Louth/St Peter's 14.09


4 75 Athletics Louth 3.36.68
4 91 Athletics Louth 4.17.49


3 75 Tom McGrane Athletics Louth/St Peter's 18.74
4 91 Eleanor Hoey Athletics Louth/St Peter's 19.93


Long Jump
4 75 Conor McMahon Athletics Louth/Ardee & District 6.00
2 91 Emma Cheshire Athletics Louth/Dunleer 5.10


Pole Vault
3 91 Geraldine Finnegan Athletics Louth/North East Runners 2.00


Shot Putt
3 75 Mark Rogers Athletics Louth/St Peter's 10.42
2 91 Shauna McMahon Athletics Louth/Blackrock 9.21


High Jump
4 75 Conor McMahon Athletics Louth/Ardee & District 1.60
1 91 Amy McTeggart Athletics Louth/Boyne 1.65


6 75 Tom McGrane Athletics Louth/St Peter's 20.53
2 91 Shauna McMahon Athletics Louth/Blackrock 26.08


Triple Jump
3 75 Conor Durnin Athletics Louth/St Peter's 13.07
4 91 Geraldine Finnegan Athletics Louth/North East Runners 9.29


5 75 Moses Opebi Athletics Louth/Dundealgan 27.25
2 91 Amy McTeggart Athletics Louth/Boyne 29.49


56lb Weight for Distance
3 75 Brendan Rogers Athletics Louth/St Peter's 4.08


Mubarak Ishola and Jonathan Rice (both Dundealgan) were also on the men's team - they both ran in the 4x100m.


Full results are available on the Results 2016 page.


Some of the Louth athletes in Santry
Some of the Louth athletes in Santry


Athletics Ireland National Track and Field League
Round 1 - Santry - 12 June 2016


Once again the clubs in the Wee County came together to form teams for the Athletics Ireland National Track and Field League.


Many thanks to the athletes from Ardee and District, Blackrock, Boyne, Drogheda and District, Dundalk St Gerard's, Dundealgan, Dunleer, Glenmore and St Peter's who took part.


The men's team exceeded expectations to lead the pool right throughout the day. After the top 15 events where taken into account, the men were in third place with just a point separating the first three teams - which puts them in a good position for Round 2 on July 17th. Our women's team placed fifth and are ready to move up again in Round 2.


There were individual wins for Conor Durnin (St Peter's) in the Triple Jump, Liam Connaughton (Dunleer) in the Javelin, Conor McMahon (Ardee & District) in the Long Jump and Amy McTeggart (Boyne) in the Javelin.


There were second place finishes for Darragh Greene (Dunleer) in the 800m, Mark Rogers (St Peter's) in the Pole Vault and Tom and Martin McGrane (St Peter's) in the Hammer and Shot Putt respectively. For the women's team there were second place finishes for Mary Leech (Drogheda and District) in the 3000m, Emily Rogers (St Peter's) in the High Jump and Shauna McMahon (Blackrock) in the Discus.


Third places were achieved by Lee McGuinness (Drogheda and District) in the 100m and 200m and also by Mark Rogers in the 110m Hurdles and High Jump along with Amy McTeggart and Niamh Kelly (Boyne) in the Triple and Long Jump respectively.


Also competing well and scoring valuable points for the team were Gerry McArdle and Moses Opebi from Dundealgan, Zoe Shiels, Eva Cummins and Oisín Ó Gibne from Boyne, Mark O'Shea, Orla O'Connor and Róisín Coade from Drogheda and District, Niamh Belton from Dundalk St Gerard's, Seoda Matthews from Dunleer and Paul McGlynn from Glenmore.


Full results are available on the Results 2016 page.


2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM was held on Monday, 18th January 2015. Details of the newly elected officers are on the Contact Us page.


The following motions were passed at the AGM:


1. That the longer races for the U9 and U10 boys and girls in the Louth Track and Field Championships be changed to 300m (U9) and 500m (U10), in line with the National Children's Games races for these age groups. In the event that heats are required due to numbers the result to be decided by time.


2. In Cross Country, only an athlete who wins the Intermediate Championship will be re-graded to Senior status.


3. That Athletics Louth reintroduce summer juvenile track and field competitions to be held on weeknight evenings in July and/or August at suitable venues to provide club athletes with more opportunities to compete post-county and provincial championships.


4.  Athletes who have lost their county Novice or Intermediate status for at least 5 years can apply to be re-graded. The meeting to consider re-grading applications will be held once per year at the September county board meeting.


5.  That the position of County Competition Secretary be divided into two:  1) Cross Country and Road & 2) Track and Field.



Louth contingent at 2015 Celtic Games
Louth contingent at 2015 Celtic Games

Celtic Games 2015

There was a strong County Louth involvement in the Irish team in the 2015 Celtic Games, which were staged on Saturday, 1 August. This is an annual international track and field match at Under 16 and Under 18 level between Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with the venue rotating between the three countries. This year it was the turn of Scotland to act as hosts and the event was staged in Grangemouth, near Falkirk, in central Scotland.


Patience Jumbo Gula (Dundalk St Gerard’s AC) enjoyed a magnificent victory in the U16 Girls’ 200m. Her winning time of 25.18 seconds was faster than her personal best of 25.33, although it was aided by a wind marginally over the allowable limit of 2.0 metres per second. She finished 0.39 seconds clear of Welsh athlete, Gabrielle Fakande, and 0.49 clear of the Scot, Kate Johnstone.


Patience was also part of the Irish U16 mixed 4x100m relay team, which was unfortunately disqualified due to a baton change outside the changeover zone. However she did have the satisfaction of leading the Irish U16 Girls’ team to victory in the match against their Celtic rivals.


It should be noted that Patience will still be eligible to compete in the U16 age group in next year’s Celtic Games, which are due to be staged in Wales.


Liam Connaughton (Dunleer AC) was in action the U16 Boys’ Javelin and he performed very well to claim second place with a throw of 49.69m behind Scottish athlete Alex McFarlane, but ahead of Wales’s Max Holland. Just like Patience, this young athlete has a very promising future ahead of him – he recently recorded a new championship best performance when setting a personal best of 52.85m with the 600g implement to win the Irish U16 title.


The Irish U16 Boys’ team finished in second place overall behind the hosts.


Four officials from County Louth also travelled to Scotland with the Irish team. Georgina Drumm (Mountpleasant AC) played a key role as the Celtic Games co-ordinator. Ciaran Doyle (Drogheda & District AC) and Kathleen McConnell (St Peter’s AC) were both throws coaches, while Angela McDonald (St Peter’s AC) was the long jump coach.

2015 AGM

The 2015 AGM was held on Monday, 12th January 2015. Details of the newly elected officers are on the Contact Us page.


There will be some changes to the Louth Cross Country Championships as a result of motions passed at the AGM. It is planned to review these changes in 2017.


1. The distance of the Senior Women's race increases from 5000m to 6000m.


2. The number of scoring team members increases from 3 to 4 in the following races/categories:


(i) Novice Women;

(ii) Intermediate Women;

(iii) Over 35 Masters' Men;

(iv) Over 35 Masters' Women.


3. A new team race is introduced in the Over 50 Masters' Women category with 3 athletes to score.

Daniel Finley (lane 5) finishes 5th in the 100m in Tullamore
Daniel Finley (lane 5) finishes 5th in the 100m in Tullamore


Athletics Ireland National Track and Field League

Final - Tullamore - 3 August 2014


On Sunday, 3rd August 2014, the Louth Senior Men’s track and field team exceeded expectations to finish in sixth place of the eight teams in Division One in the National League Final in Tullamore. With a total of 69 points, they were a mere two points off fifth place and only seven points behind fourth place, but were a clear ten points ahead of the seventh placed team. This is the team’s best result since the county re-entered the fray of National League competition in 2012. The results in the various events were:


100m  5th Daniel Finley (St Peter’s) 11.95;

200m  7th Jamie Shiels (Boyne) 25.07;

400m  4th Jamie Shiels (Boyne) 53.13;

800m  3rd Garry Campbell (Dunleer) 1:53.82;

1500m  6th Mark O’Shea (Drogheda & District) 4:11.47;

5000m  7th Luke Finley (St Peter’s) 20:43.53;

110m Hurdles  3rd Mark Rogers (St Peter’s) 17.63;

400m Hurdles  7th Jonathan McCabe (Boyne) 1:11.23;

High Jump  4th Daniel Finley (St Peter’s) 1.65;

Pole Vault  3rd Mark Rogers (St Peter’s) 2.40;

Long Jump  6th Jonathan McCabe (Boyne) 4.78;

Triple Jump  6th Daniel Finley (St Peter’s) 11.66;

Shot  5th Tom McGrane (St Peter’s) 9.29;

Discus  4th Mark Rogers (St Peter’s) 25.71;

Hammer  5th Tom McGrane (St Peter’s) 18.35;

Javelin  4th Aaron Finley (St Peter’s) 38.49;

Weight  7th Aaron Finley (St Peter’s) 4.23;

4x100m  5th Athletics Louth – Daniel Finley (St Peter’s), Fintan Reilly (Dunleer), Mark Rogers (St Peter’s), Jamie Shiels (Boyne) – 47.39;

4x400m  3rd Athletics Louth – Jamie Shiels (Boyne), Mark O’Shea (Drogheda & District), Mark Rogers (St Peter’s), Garry Campbell (Dunleer) – 3:34.98.


It should be noted that the times and distances recorded in several events were adversely impacted by the very wet conditions which prevailed earlier in the day.


Great credit is due to all ten athletes, team manager Fintan Reilly among them, for their excellent performances. It had been feared that the county was fielding a significantly weakened team due to the unavailability of some of those who had been considered for selection, but these fears were confounded by those who proudly wore the red of Louth on the day.


The team’s achievement is all the more praiseworthy when it is considered that Mark Rogers was also competing in the Senior Men’s Decathlon, in which he won the bronze medal, in the National Combined Events’ Championships which were scheduled alongside the National League Final. This meant that it was unrealistic for Mark, who is habitually Louth’s top points scorer in league competition, to represent the county in his three strongest events in the League Final. The parallel scheduling of the two competitions did put Louth at a disadvantage, as no other team in the Men’s Division One Final had any of their athletes competing in the Combined Events’ Championships.


Eleven other athletes also deserve credit for playing their part in the National League qualifying rounds in Sligo (managed by Pat Cheshire) and Athlone (managed by Fintan Reilly) and thus helping Louth to qualify for the final. These are Luke Callaghan (Boyne), Patrick O’Grady and David Walsh (both Drogheda & District), Jack Boylan, Pat Cheshire, Shane Cheshire, Patrick Connolly and Darragh Greene (all Dunleer), Scott Dorian (St Gerard’s), and Conor Durnin and Brendan Rogers (both St Peter’s).


The Louth Senior Women’s team had finished in second place in Division One in last year’s National League Final and thus earned promotion to the Premier Division for this year’s competition. Managed by Ciaran Doyle, they did very well against tough opposition in the two qualifying rounds and ended up being ranked in tenth place overall, missing out on one of the eight spots in the final by just a few points. However they were comfortably clear of the relegation zone and easily retained their Premier Division status for 2015.


The thirteen women who contributed to this fine achievement were Joy Akpe-Moses and Annabelle Morris (both Blackrock), Amy McTeggart and Deirdre McTeggart (both Boyne), Pamela Howard, Mary Leech and Orla O’Connor (all Drogheda & District), Helen Cheshire and Nicola Welsh (both Dunleer), and Chloe Finley, Niamh Fussey, Emily Rogers and Frances Rogers (all St Peter’s).


Both the men’s and women’s teams have improved their league standing each year since 2012 and, with athletes born in 1999 becoming eligible to compete as seniors for the first time in 2015, it should be quite realistic to target a top-eight finish for the women in next year’s Premier Division and a top-three finish for the men in Division One.


Some of the Louth athletes in Athlone
Some of the Louth athletes in Athlone


Athletics Ireland National Track and Field League

Round 2 - Athlone - 22 June 2014


Louth clubs came together once again for Round 2 of the AAI National League in Athlone on Sunday 22nd June 2014. Our ladies just missed out on qualifying for the Final, finishing in 10th place overall, but comfortably retained their place in the top-tier Premier Division for 2015. Our men finished in 7th place overall to qualify for the Division One Final for the second year in a row.


Many thanks to the athletes from Blackrock AC, Boyne AC, Drogheda & District AC, Dunleer AC, St Gerard's AC and St Peter's AC, and hope to see all the men out again for the Final in Tullamore on Sunday 3rd August.


Premier Division - Women


100m - 7th Joy Akpe-Moses 12.95 (+1.0 m/s)

200m - 6th Niamh Fussey 27.19 (+1.6 m/s)

400m - 5th Amy McTeggart 1:01.76

800m - 4th Nicola Welsh 2:24.11

1500m - 5th Mary Leech 5:00

3000m - 4th Pamela Howard 10:42.68

100m Hurdles - 3rd Niamh Fussey

400m Hurdles - 2nd Annabelle Morris 1:05.00

1500m Walk - 5th Helen Cheshire 9:54

High Jump - 1st Emily Rogers 1.70

Long Jump - 5th Joy Akpe-Moses 4.91

Triple Jump - 4th Chloe Finley 10.07

Shot Putt - 2nd Frances Rogers 10.08

Discus - 6th Frances Rogers 20.84

Hammer - 5th Emily Rogers 16.15

Javelin - 3rd Amy McTeggart 28.48

4x100m - 7th Athletics Louth 51.87

4x400m - 2nd Athletics Louth 4:06.63


Division 1 - Men


100m - 2nd Conor Durnin 11.68 (+1.6 m/s)

200m - 4th Shane Cheshire 24.10 (+0.8 m/s)

400m - 4th Garry Campbell 54.45

800m - 2nd Darragh Greene 1:54.81

1500m - 3rd Jack Boylan 4:23.58

5000m - 2nd Patrick O'Grady 16:17.36

110m Hurdles - 1st Mark Rogers

400m Hurdles - 1st Mark Rogers 57.45

3000m Walk - 1st Scott Dorian 19:15

High Jump - 1st= Daniel Finley 1.65

Long Jump - 2nd Conor Durnin 6.13

Triple Jump - 1st Conor Durnin 12.67

Shot Putt - 3rd Tom McGrane 9.76

Discus - 2nd Daniel Finley 26.72

Hammer - 2nd Tom McGrane 17.72

Javelin - 1st Aaron Finley 42.79

56lb Wt Dist - 2nd Brendan Rogers 4.41

4x100m - 3rd Athletics Louth 46.19

4x400m - 1st Athletics Louth 3:30.82


Some of the Louth athletes in Sligo
Some of the Louth athletes in Sligo


Athletics Ireland National Track and Field League
Round 1 - Sligo - 18 May 2014

Louth clubs came together once again for the AAI National League in Sligo on Sunday 18th May 2014. Our ladies stepped up to Premier and acquitted themselves very well amongst the best of the athletes in the country and will push hard for a place in the final. They currently lie in 9th place overall, just 4 points behind the 8th place team.

Our men exceeded expectations with some top class performances and will look forward to consolidating their position in the next round. They currently lie in 7th place overall.

There were many highlights in particular a stunning run by the ladies' 4x400m team.

Many thanks to the athletes from Blackrock AC, Boyne AC, Drogheda & District AC, Dunleer AC and St Peters AC, and hope to see all out again for Round 2 on June 22nd.

Premier Division - Women

200m - 4th Niamh Fussey 27.25 (+1.7 m/s)
400m - 6th Amy McTeggart 1:05.02
800m - 4th Orla O'Connor 2:24.05
1500m - 4th Pamela Howard 5:03.25
3000m - 5th Nicola Welsh 11:22.27
100m Hurdles - 2nd Niamh Fussey 16.62 (-2.2 m/s)
400m Hurdles - 1st Annabelle Morris 1:06.66
High Jump - 3rd Amy McTeggart 1.55
Long Jump - 3rd Annabelle Morris 4.85
Triple Jump - 5th Chloe Finley 9.40
Shot Putt - 5th Deirdre McTeggart 6.70
Discus - 4th Deirdre McTeggart 17.97
Javelin - 3rd Amy McTeggart 24.96
4x100m - 5th Athletics Louth 53.20
4x400m - 2nd Athletics Louth 4:08.62

Division 1 - Men

100m - 1st Daniel Finley 11.96 (+0.3 m/s)
200m - 2nd Shane Cheshire 24.68 (+0.9 m/s)
400m - 2nd Shane Cheshire 55.75
1500m - 3rd Patrick Connolly 4:31.75
5000m - 3rd Patrick O'Grady 16:56.97
110m Hurdles - 1st Mark Rogers 17.92 (-1.3 m/s)
400m Hurdles - 1st Mark Rogers 59.60
3000m Steeplechase - 3rd David Walsh 11:07.90
High Jump - 1st Mark Rogers 1.50
Long Jump - 4th Luke Callaghan 4.99
Triple Jump - 2nd Daniel Finley 10.37
Shot Putt - 2nd Tom McGrane 9.33
Discus - 2nd Pat Cheshire 19.52
Hammer - 3rd Tom McGrane 19.38
Javelin - 3rd Daniel Finley 39.03
56lb Wt Dist - 3rd Pat Cheshire 3.79
4x100m - 2nd Athletics Louth 48.74
4x400m - 2nd Athletics Louth 3:49.23



Congratulations to the Louth team of Nicola Welsh, Mary Leech, Pamela Howard and Karen Costello (pictured left) who won the inter-county team gold medals at the Leinster Novice Road Race Championships in Gowran on Monday 5th May 2014. There was also individual success for Pamela and Nicola who finished in second and third places respectively.

Louth County Pre Championship Event Friday 20th April 2012 6.30pm Bush Track

Congratulations to all the athletes , coaches and families who travelled to Bush Track for the Pre Championship Event on Friday 20th April. It will be a night that will be  remembered for a long number of years, the event started in sunshine and finished with hail stones with a temperature akin to winter.

The young athletes performed tremendously well with some great results, however the night was brought to an abrupt close when the conditions worsened again. Results have been posted out to clubs with some surnames missing from the well battered paperwork, please feel free to let me know what they are and I will update immediately.

Sterling work was done by the officials to get as much done as was possible, thanks to all.

See results section for full list of completed events.

Woodies DIY Day 3 & 4 2011

Day 3 & 4 Woodies DIY Juvenile Track & F
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Woodies DIY Juvenile Track & Field Championships 2011

Juvenile Track & Field Championships of Ireland 5 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze for Louth Athletes .

Athletic Association of Ireland Juvenile
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Woodies DIY Juvenile Indoor Championships Results Updated Nenagh 2011

Woodies DIY Irish Juvenile Indoor Champ
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Masters and Junior Cross Country 21st No
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County Senior Junior Masters Track 2010.
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Cross Country Championships 31st October
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Athletics Louth County Awards night 2010
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