Ath­letes takeon Long­ford HalfMarathon

The Sligo Champion - - SPORT -

FORMER Sligo Ten­nis Club player Roy Kee­gan has won the U12 ten­nis event at the Wil­liam Fry Ju­nior Lawn Ten­nis cham­pi­onships of Ire­land.

This is a ma­jor com­pe­ti­tion and the 11- year- old de­feated Conor Flynn 6- 1 6- 2 in the fi­nal.

Roy is a former stu­dent of Scoil Naomh Mo­laise in Grange and be­gan his ten­nis jour­ney play­ing at Sligo Ten­nis Club.

Roy won the re­cent cham­pi­onships with­out drop­ping a set.

He has also won all U12 na­tional ten­nis com­pe­ti­tions in Ire- land and is cur­rently the no 1 ranked player for U11 and U12 in Ire­land. His mum Stephanie said they are re­ally proud of Roy’s achieve­ments in ten­nis. His ten­nis ca­reer started in Sligo Ten­nis Club and he’s hop­ing to con­tinue win­ning ti­tles. THERE were good per­for­mances from Sligo ath­letes at the re­cent Long­ford Half Marathon.

Run­ning con­di­tions were very good for Sligo AC run­ners in the Long­ford Half Marathon.

Bill Carty ran well to fin­ish 33rd in 1: 31: 08.

In the women’s race, Marie Johnston was 4th in 1: 31: 39 while Aish­ling Kennedy was a strong 23rd in 1: 47: 39.

The An­nual De Care Den­tal Clare­mor­ris 8k took place on Sun­day as part of the Mayo AC Voda­fone Club League.

Sligo AC’s Ul­tan McNasser made the trip worth­while and was the clear win­ner in 28: 42 with Mayo AC’s Bren­dan Hes­sion sec­ond in 30: 20.

It was a busy week­end of ath­let­ics lo­cally with the 33rd an­nual War­riors Run tak­ing place in Strand­hill,

Close to 900 run­ners took part and there was a walk­ers sec­tion too.

Brian McMa­hon was the first to cross the line, with Rachel McCor­mack the first fe­male home in what was a well- sup­ported event on Satur­day.

Roy Kee­gan ( 11) who is the no 1 ranked ten­nis player for U11 and U11 in Ire­land.

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