Liam Ball 2023, Sea to Summit Creeslough …


The Liam Ball Triathlon is alway an immensely popular race with 24/7 club members, and this year it had the added incentive of being the first race in the North West Triathlon local league.

Club members were quick out of the blocks in this one. Aidan O’Callaghan came home in 4th overall position in a time of 1:03:34 while Peter O’Donnell wasn’t far behind in 7th at 1:05:33. Mark Gallagher and Paul Dillon had an excellent 24/7 mini battle. Mark got the better of Paul on the swim and cycle but was gradually reeled back in on the run. He held out just long enough and finished just 11 seconds ahead, posting 1:11:18 to Paul’s 1:11:29.

The other 24/7ers posted impressive times; Martin Donnelly 33rd (1:16:25) Raymond McNamee was in 37th (1:17:07), Garrett Doherty 47th (1:19:24), Fin Begley 53rd (1:21:36), Suzie Bogan 83rd (1:27:47), Terence Quinn 99th (1:32:23), Roisin McCafferty 110 (1:35:44), and John Harkin 111th (1:36:43). Well done everyone!

Sea to Summit also took place in Creeslough this weekend and a few club members took on the course. Eamon Kelly just missed out on a podium on the full course, finishing in 4th spot. Shaun McDevitt wasn’t far behind in 9th place with Paddy Doherty in 16th. On the Sprint Course Kilian Nulty (pictured below with his wife and 24/7 alumni Trish) came home in 25th place. Well done!

This week’s training schedule as follows:

Monday 6.30pm: Open Water Swimming at Gartan Lough (see notes above). Sign on: Patrick Kennedy Kayak Cover Jacqueline Cadger.

Tuesday 6.30pm/7pm: Running Session. Session will be posted in WhatsApp group on Tuesday and members can arrange to meet that evening.

Wednesday 7pm-8pm: Lane swimming at the Aura. Online booking/paying available on

Thursday 6.30pm-7.30pm: TT/Brick Session at Foxhall. First bike away at 6/45pm sharp. Marshalls: Adam Speer & Erik Korba – please arrange a swap yourself if you can’t make it.

Saturday: Two groups for club cycle 8am and 8.30am. 8am group will be 3hrs plus averaging from 26-28kph and faster if you think you’re able. Routes will be posted in advance.
8.30am group, route will be decided when everyone turns up so we can see numbers and abilities. Most recent cycle was 90mins average speed 20 to 24kph.

Sunday: Long run or long bike TBC. Transition practice will be incorporated in the weeks leading up to races.
Please remember to send on results and pictures so we can include them in club updates.

A reminder that 2023 club membership is now due.
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