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Dunleer AC 4 Mile Road Race 2018
Sunday 15th July at 3pm
remembering
Seán Carrie and Ollie Brennan

Report
A nice sprinkling of rain was very welcome at the Dunleer AC 4 Mile road race on Sunday 15th July, an event which remembers Ollie Brennan and Seán Carrie, two great Clubmen who have passed away in recent years, but whose families continue the great tradition of athletics.
The men's race was won in 21.37 by Rathfarnham athlete Paul Fleming, with Turlough Conway in second place in 21.44, and Michael Fox of Armagh AC in third in 21.53. The ladies race had a famous face and winner in Catherina Mc Kiernan, a great supporter of the race over the years and of course winner of Rás na hÉireann and world silvers at cross country. Catherina romped home in 22.45, with Karen Costello of Dunleer AC running a great race once again and finishing second in 23.59. Ilona Mc Elroy was third in 24.28.
The Club was delighted to win both the men's and women's cups for first place in the Club team competition. Dunleer AC men's team of Anthony Connolly, Pat Fitzpatrick, Pádraig O Mahoney and Danny O Brien scored 40 points, just ahead of Armagh AC in second place with 46 points and North East Runners in third with 82 points. Dunleer AC women's team of Karen Costello, Nicola Courtney, Sandra Doheny and Denise Gallagher  were first team with Team Carrie second and Drogheda & District in third.
Another plus was the host Club had three junior men in the top 3 placings, with Danny O Brien 1st, Fran Whelan 2nd and Neal Hodgins 3rd.
It was a great day for the Club and great praise and thanks goes to all of the event stewards, the committee and of course the sponsors who made it all possible.



Many thanks to our kind local sponsors

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The annual Dunleer AC 4 Mile Road Race will be held in Dunleer on Sunday July 15th at 3pm. The race honours the memories of two Dunleer AC Clubmen, Ollie Brennan and Seán Carrie, who sadly passed on some years ago, but whose families remain committed to Dunleer AC with their children and grandchildren competing for the Club.

The race provides an opportunity to local people to come out and run/jog and walk together around the 4 Mile loop, but there is also the serious end with Club runners from all over the country competing for honours and in particular attempting to smash the course records, held by Tomás Cotter (19.31) and Fiona Roche (22.17). There will be cash prizes and bonuses for breaking the course records so it should make for a very exciting days racing.

The Club is grateful to all of the sponsors who have come on board to support this great local event. Entry fee is €20 and great value for money considering the top quality long sleeved tshirt for finishers and the refreshments in the Lann Léire Pavilion afterwards. Great credit goes to David Carrie, Race Director who has co-ordinated the race preparation with the help of his Club committee. All support is greatly appreciated.
Our generous local sponsors are:
Malone Window and Doors
Centra
Neacy Mechanical and Electrical
Dunleer Parish Credit Union
Burex
Pauls Gents Hairdressers
Home Instead Senior Care
M. O Neill Baker and Confectioner Annagassan
The Rebuild Clinic
Duprint
McGoeys Pharmacy
Larry Hands Butchers
JK Signs
Team Carrie
Shearmans
Francis Courtney Engineering
North East Space
My Run Results
McCullough Coach Hire
Ravel Removals  

2017 Road Race Winners
Men
1st Paddy Hamilton Slieve Gullion (19.58)
2nd Jack Boylan Dunleer AC (20.39)
3rd Shane Healy Metro St Brigids (20.44)
4th Garry Campbell Dunleer AC (21.21)
5th Paul Fleming Rathfarnham WSAF (22.08)
6th Brian Martin Drogheda & District (22.11)
Teams
1st Dunleer AC 23
2nd North East Runners 65
3rd Team Carrie 157

Women
1st Niamh Devlin Dundrum South Dublin (23.30)
2nd Icona McElroy Crusaders AC (24.24)
3rd Karen Costello Dunleer AC (24.29)
4th Rose Lambe Carric Aces (24.50)
5th Laura Mathews North East Runners AC (25.36)
6th Nicola Welsh Dunleer AC (25.59)

Teams
1st Dunleer AC 43
2nd Belfast Running Club 57
3rd North East Runners 66



On July 10th 2016, Dunleer AC hosted the Seán Carrie/Ollie Brennan 4 Mile memorial road race in the village with welcome support from local sponsors Centra, Bradley's Pharmacy, Duprint, Paul Mc Keown Barber, Dunleer Post Office, Mc Goey's Pharmacy, Darby's, Larry Hand and Sons and Micheal Mulligan.  Local Gardai and the Dunleer Tidy Towns were a great support also.  Dunleer AC was well represented as was Team Carrie and a host of local Clubs and fun runners.

Peter Somba was the winner of the Men's race in 19.40 and was presented with the Seán Carrie Cup. John Coughlan placed second in 19.53, with David Flynn third in 20.16.  Pat Fitzpatrick led the Dunleer AC men's team home 23.18 and was 9th overall.
Catherina Mc Kiernan made a very welcome return to Dunleer finishing first lady in 22.47 with Esther Dickson second in 25.00 and Karen Costello (Dunleer AC) 3rd in 26.47. Nicola Welsh made a very welcome return to form from injury with 4th place and 27.09.

The 2015 Dunleer AC Seán Carrie/Ollie Brennan 4 Mile Road Race took place on Sunday 12th July in Dunleer.    

Dunleer AC was delighted to have the winner in Tomás Cotter with a new course record.  

Awards and spot prizes were kindly sponsored by Pat's Gift Shop, Dunleer and Centra, Dunleer.  


2014 Dunleer AC Seán Carrie/Ollie Brennan 4 Mile Road race
Congrats to Carl Dunne and Karen Costello on their superb victories in 2014

2013 Dunleer AC Seán Carrie/Ollie Brennan 4 Mile Road Race
Congratulations to all who took part in the Dunleer AC (Seán Carrie/Ollie Brennan) 4 Mile Road Race on Sunday July 14th, and especially Fiona Roche, our course record breaker in the ladies' event and Mark Hoey who retained the men's title.
A huge thank you to all stewards, helpers and sponsors.
Full results on  www.precisiontiming.net

Dunleer AC 4 Mile Road Race 2012
Incorporating Seán Carrie/Ollie Brennan Memorial
Sunday 12th August at 3pm


Congratulations to all who took part in the 2012 Seán Carrie/Ollie Brennan Dunleer AC 4 Mile Memorial Road Race. What a great day for the Club!
Full results on
http://www.precisiontiming.net

We were delighted to see Dunleer AC's scholarship student Tomás Cotter, home from the US finishing 2nd and Club mate Darragh Greene in 3rd in the senior men's section. Congratulations to the ladies who won the team title: Karen Costello, Sandra (Brennan) Doheny, Sarah Haak & Aileen Carrie.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters. It was a great day. Thank you.

4 Mile Road Race 2011Full results on our results 2011 page
Photos available at
http://barndoorstudios.com/

Photos by kind permission of Derek Tuite. Many more pictures available through Derek's website: www.derektuitephotography.ie

The winner of the inaugural Dunleer AC 4 Mile Road Race on Saturday August 13th was Andrew Ledwith (Fr. Murphy's AC) in 19 minutes 41 seconds, while the winner of the Ladies race in a super 23.15 was Tullyallen girl Fiona Roche. Fiona was a juvenile and junior athlete with Dunleer AC and is now living and working in Dublin, and representing Raheny Shamrocks. Dunleer AC had a fourth position in Martin Quinn, just back from injury and the men's team of Quinn, Carl Dunne, Seán Carpenter and Darren Carrie finished in second place behind Dunshaughlin AC. The Dunleer AC ladies team were also in 2nd position, this time behind Donore Harriers. Scoring members for Dunleer AC were Geraldine Finegan, Sandra Brennan-Doheny, Jillian Brennan-Leavy and Aileen O Brien-Carrie. David Carrie's "Team Carrie" ladies finished in 3rd position with Linda Meehan, Karen Costello, Adeline Smyth and Emma Brennan.

Congratulations to all who participated. This race was held in memory of two extraordinary men who served as Dunleer AC committee members, and who supported athletics, all of their lives; Seán Carrie (RIP) and Ollie Brennan (RIP). Dunleer AC was very proud to dedicate these two races, senior men and senior ladies, to these two great men. Many thanks to their families; to their respective wives Marie Carrie and Marie Brennan, and to their children for their support and for allowing the Club to dedicate the inaugural 4 Mile Road Races to Seán and Ollie. Many thanks to all of of our sponsors and to the people of Dunleer for accommodating the race. Thanks to all of our stewards, helpers and supporters, and many thanks to Bernadette Mc Guill for helping Tom Neary start the race.

 
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