• Five athletes from this region have travelled to Estonia for the Ironman event there this Saturday.

    Barry Loftus from Crossmolina, who is competing in his 7th Ironman, Noreen O’Toole from Westport, Colm Dockery, Ciaran Maguire and Billy Brennan have all made the journey.

    The race begins with a single-loop 3.8 km swim in the Baltic Sea near the Seaplane Harbour museum. Athletes will then continue onto a two-loop, 180.2 km bike course which leads along the coastline and nearby villages. The final 42.2 km four-loop run takes participants through the historical city centre of Tallinn, an UNESCO world heritage site, and finishes on Freedom Square. 

  • At the Badminton U19 European Championships Individual event in Estonia Ballaghaderreen’s Adam McAllister & his partner Rachael Woods had a huge win & caused a major upset in their first round of mixed doubles beating the number 4 seeds from Netherlands in a tight 3 set game.

    The Irish pair lost the first game 21/13 & went on to win 21/19 in 2nd & 21/18 in the final set.

    Watch our interview with Adam from earlier in the year as he looked forward to the European Championships and more here