Rás 2022 - Dunleer AC

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Rás na hÉireann

2022 Rás na hÉireann

Many thanks to our Rás na hÉireann 2022 sponsors:
Flogas, Drogheda/Dunleer Credit Union, Eoghan Mc Evoy Body Fix, CTI, Cookstown Dairies, Wogans Dunleer, Watters Estate Agents, Darby's Service Station Circle K Dunleer, Shay Sheridan, Glen Dimplex, Centra Dunleer, O Neill's bakery, Garvey's Bar & Restaurant, Integral, Deeside Country Store, Meridian Security and Charlie Breagy.

The Dunleer AC committee was looking forward to another fantastic year, with the return of Rás na hÉireann cross country on February 20th 2022 at the beautiful, historic OPW site at Oldbridge, where the Battle of the Boyne took place in 1690. Unfortunately the weather was pretty awful, but we persevered and thanks to Shay Sheridan and his parking team, plus the good humour of all involved we pulled it off and a great day was had by all!

It truly is an amazing course for cross country and the committee works hard to organise a brilliant day for athletics fans. This was the 51st Rás and Dunleer Athletic Club was delighted to hear from old friends and new who supported, sponsored, participated and enjoyed the event.

Larry Mc Guill Rás na hÉireann, as it is fondly named now since the passing of the great Larry Mc Guill in 2011 was a great event and we took time to reflect on the history of the Club and the sport, with Armagh Athletic Club supporting the cross border link and the Mc Guill, Duffin and Floyd families invited to present the Cups to the winning teams.

Thanks to My Run Results for their great work on the day managing entries and results.

Timetable of Juvenile events at Rás 2022
Girls Under 9 (Born 2014 or after) 500m
Boys Under 9 (Born 2014 or after) 500m
Boys Under 11 (Born 2012 or 2013) 1000m
Boys Under 11 (Born 2012 or 2013) 1000m
Girls Under 13 (Born 2010 or 2011) 1500m
Boys Under 13 (Born 2010 or 2011) 1500m
Girls Under 15 (Born 2008 or 2009) 2500m
Boys Under 15 (Born 2008 or 2009) 2500m
Girls Under 17 (Born 2006 or 2007) 3000m
Boys Under 17 (Born 2006 or 2007) 4000m

Prizes : 1st 6 individuals plus top 3 teams of 4 athletes in all juvenile races.

Adult Races
1pm Open Fun Race 3000m

1.30pm  - Ladies Rás na hÉireann - Senior, Junior & Masters 4000m
2.00 pm - Men's Rá na hÉireann -  Senior, Junior & Masters 6000m

Adult Prizes:
1st 10 seniors, 1st three Juniors(under 20), 1st 3 O-40,45,50 & 55 Masters
1st 3 club teams (teams to include any combination of Senior, Junior or Master)
1st Men team will be awarded the Noel McGuill Cup.
1st Ladies team will be awarded the Sandra Floyd Cup

Entry Fees
All Juvenile Race Entries €5
Senior and Master Race Entry fee €10
No Gate Fee on the Day

Contact Ras at tydunleer04@gmail.com (Jackie) or on 087 7975701 (Kevin)

With kind permission of the OPW

Athletics Ireland Permit

Location of Larry McGuill Ras na hEireann : On the South bank of the River Boyne, 3km north of Donore Village.
The site is sign-posted: off the N51 (Slane/Drogheda), off the M1 (Dublin/Belfast), and off the N2 (Slane/Ashbourne).

Pictured below:
1. Charlie Breagy (Honorary President Dunleer AC) and Brian Vallelly (President Armagh AC)
2. Lorcan Vallelly's painting of Rás na hÉireann featuring Charlie in 1982

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