Athletes takeon Longford HalfMarathon
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.