🏃♀️ 123.ie National Juvenile B XC Championships
📍 DKIT Campus, Dundalk, Louth
🗓️ Sunday 11th February 2024
This Sunday sees the curtain come down on the 2023 XC season for our juvenile athletes. A long cross season since the first race back on the 17th of September at the 75th Anniversary Cross Country Event in the Castle Field. This year athletes travelled to our neighbouring parish of Thurles, far into the west of Cooraclare and south to Riverstick in Cork, just to name a few locations.
On Sunday Moyne AC will be represented by 16 young athletes looking to test themselves on the undulating cross country course around the DKIT Campus in Dundalk.
To begin Sundays action for Moyne AC we will see the girls U11 take to the field where they will complete one blue lap of 1000m. This team consists of Annie Ely, Meadhbh Hall, Lily Murphy and Doireann Quinlan.
Next up will be the boys U11 team where they will also be tasked with completing the blue lap of 1000m. This team consists of Matthew Esmonde, Darragh Joyce, Darragh Maher, Fionn Phelan, Tom Renehan and James Ryan. Great to see such numbers and interest from these young athletes.
The next athletes to take on the course will be our girls U13 team which includes Abbie Delaney, Saoirse Joyce, Helen Renehan, and Caoimhe Slevin. These girls will be tasked with one red lap which is 1500m in length.
We have one athlete in the boys U13 race. Michael Doyle will be our sole representative. Michael will also have one red lap of 1500m to cover. Michael’s hard work and determination will help him get around the course.
Finally Kate Delaney will wrap the day up for Moyne AC in the girls U17 race. Kate will have 3000m which will consist of 2 red laps to complete. Kate has been working incredibly hard in training and I’m sure all her hard work will pay off.
Sadly Aisling O’Reilly who was entered will not be able to make her way to Dundalk on Sunday, after missing a number of weeks of training due to illness but I am sure we will see Aisling back in the green and gold in a few weeks times.
Best of luck to all of the athletes and to all of the Tipperary athletes on Sunday.
A special thanks must go to the parents and supporters who will be making the long journey on Sunday. A special thanks must also go to the coaches for getting all of the athletes ready for this final hurdle of the 2023 cross country season.
Updates will follow throughout the day.