Last Sunday, two walks were scheduled but the walkers decided to opt for the shorter walk to the Clear Lake in the Sliabh Blooms to be back in time to see the All Ireland!
Mary Carroll led 18 walkers on this 2 ½ hour walk. The drive up to the start of the walk was spectacular and the weather held up, giving great views for miles. Next Sunday, the Ramblers head by bus to the Cliffs of Moher. This is a beautiful walk along the cliffs. Hopefully, the weather will be dry. Members will receive a text message for meeting time etc. It’s great to see new faces on our walks – if you’re thinking of walking for the Winter, now is the time to join us on a couple of “trial” walks. Log on to www.roscrearamblers.com for more info.
Roscrea Community Games sent eight athletes to the HSE National Community Games Finals recently. Calum Cooke, Jamie Moloney, Cathal Nash, Tara O’Connor and Cora O’Connor having won the County Under 15 Mixed Relay ran well in their heat but unfortunately came fifth and didn’t qualify for the semi final. Callie Dooley ran well in her heat of the Girls Under 10 60m Hurdles to qualify for the semi-final. In her semi Callie badly clipped a hurdle and despite a brave run didn’t make it through the final. Our two sprinters fared quite well. First up was Adib Hassen in the Boys under 12 100m heats where he finished second to go through to his semi-final. On Sunday morning Adib took to the track in the lashes of rain and won the Under 12 100m semi-final but injured himself in the process. Adam Dooley ran in the second semi of the Under 14 100m where he came third and qualified for the final.
In the afternoon the rain was heavier and the standard of competition was very high. Adib with his well strapped quad muscle was first up in the Final of the Under 12 100m. He got off to a good start and took the lead around the 30m mark. Adib battled the whole way to the finish line and took the Silver medal. Adam Dooley ran in the most competitive race of the day. Conditions were very poor, but Adam managed to come in fifth place.