County Novice Cross Country Championships
We had 6 ladies running in the Novice Cross Country Championships, in a hilly Newport. It proved to be a fantastic start to the season with individual gold, bronze and 2 team medals won.
Louise Fogarty was among the frontrunners from the start and as the 4k race unfolded Louise and Dundrum athlete Karen Coughlan ran side by side for the majority of the race. In the last kilometre, Louise began to put a few metres between them and lengthened this lead as she headed into the last 400m to take the title. Orla Healy ran a great steady race to finish 3rd. Aisling Maher had a final burst of speed that saw her sprint to the finish line in 8th position. Edel Delaney was just behind her in 9th place. The next athlete in for Moyne was Sharon Cantwell (11th) and making her novice debut was Michelle Percy who finished in 16th position. Louise, Orla and Aisling received a team silver medal with Edel, Sharon and Michelle getting the bronze.
The men’s race was the final run of the afternoon. We had 3 representatives in this 6k race – Liam Kelly, Stephen Flanagan and Paddy Doyle. They took to the hilly course with determination. Liam was first home for Moyne in 7th position followed closely by Stephen in 8th place. Paddy was making his return to cross country after injury and had a steady run to finish 33rd.
Well done to each athlete who represented the club proudly. A great day, in particular, for the ladies’ team – congratulations!
County Juvenile Cross Country Championships
The 2019 County Cross Country Championship began today, Sunday 6th October with the Even Age Juvenile races taking place in Newport, where conditions were excellent both overhead and underfoot. Moyne AC had 37 athletes taking part, some running for the first time competitively. Great running from everyone on the day with the club coming away with five individual medals, one gold and four bronze and four sets of team medals, one gold, one silver and two bronze.
First up were the U10 girls consisting of Ailis Concagh, Arlene Flanagan, Ciara Joyce, Emily Cahill, Heidi Maher, Maria Doyle, Niamh Gleeson, Olive Spillane Leane, and Roisin O’Reilly. These girls ran a distance of 800m superbly with Heidi, Ciara and Olive finishing with individual bronze medals. Heidi led the Moyne girls’ home in 7th place, followed by Olive 9th and Ciara 10th. Roisin finished 12th, Emily 14th, Maria 18th, Arlene 20th, Ailis 30th and Niamh 38th. Heidi, Olive, Ciara and Roisin were also 1st in the team event.
Boys U10 followed with Billy Flanagan, Conor Leahy, Dáithí Cussen, Darragh Cleere, Jack Guilfoyle and Michael Doyle also running 800m. Jack finished 7th earning himself an individual bronze medal. Billy was 24th, Darragh 31st, Conor 34th, Michael 38th and Dáithí 40th. Jack, Billy, Darragh and Conor were 4th in the team event.
Girls U12 saw Aisling O’Reilly, Alana Spillane, Eleanor Doyle, Niamh Cleere, Roisin Wall, Ruby Quinlan, Ruth Phelan, Sheena Cornally and Bibi Russell run 2,000m. Alana led the field home with a super run, securing 1st place gold medal, she was followed by Ruth 19th, Eleanor 20th, Aisling 23rd, Bibi 31st, Niamh 32nd, Sheena 36th, Roisin 38th and Ruby 40th. Alana, Ruth, Eleanor and Aisling were 3rd in the team event and Bibi, Niamh, Sheena and Roisin were 7th in the team event.
Boys U12 included Bill Cussen, Jack Cahill, Luke Molloy and Shane O’Dwyer. Jack finished 12th, Shane 19th, Bill 22nd and Luke 23rd. These 4 boys finished 4th in the club event.
Boys U14 saw Adam Phelan, Adam Spillane Leane, David Doyle, Frank Doyle and Jack Flanagan having to run a tough 3,000m. Jack led the Moyne boys home finishing 11th, followed by David Doyle 13th, Adam Phelan 15th, Adam Spillane Leane 18th and Frank Doyle 19th. Jack, David and the two Adams finished 3rd in the team event.
U16 was the final event for our Moyne juvenile athletes. The boys and girls ran this race together and covered a distance of 4,000m. Mary Cussen was the sole Moyne competitor in the Girls U16. She finished 6th in her race. Aaron Moore finished 4th followed by Michéal O’Mahony 7th and Jake Bowe 8th. Aaron, Michéal and Jake finished 2nd in the team event.
Well done on all individual and team results today. All roads lead to Moyglass next Sunday for day 2!
County Un-Even Age Juvenile and Intermediate Cross-Country Championships
The club heads to Moyglass next Sunday for the Un-Even Age Juvenile and Intermediate Cross-Country Championships. We wish all our athletes the very best of luck and hopefully more success will come their way. We ask that everyone be in Moyglass by 11am at the latest which gives the athletes time to walk the course, collect their singlet and number and have a good warm-up prior to their race. The first race on the programme is the Girls U/9 and this starts at 12 noon sharp.
Congratulations to William Maher who was the winner of €20 in the Lucky Dip. Many thanks to everyone who has and continues to support the club by being members of the lotto. This is very much appreciated. Lotto tickets (€2) are available at each training session and we encourage members to purchase same.
Cross Country Fixtures
Oct 13 – County Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross-Country Championships – Moyglass
Oct 20 – Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice U/20 & U/23 Cross-Country Championships – Limerick
Nov 03 – County Juvenile Relays, Masters & U/23 Cross-Country Championships – Thurles
Nov 10 – Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross-Country Championships – Cork
Nov 17 – Munster Juvenile Inter-Club & Masters Cross-Country Championships – Kerry
Nov 24 – National Juvenile Even Age & Senior & Junior Cross-Country Championships – Dublin
Nov 26 – County Post Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships – Thurles
Dec 01 – Munster Juvenile B & Intermediate Cross-Country Championships – Two-Mile-Borris
Dec 08 – County Juvenile B & Novice B Cross-Country Championships – Moyne
Dec 15 – National Juvenile Uneven Age & Novice Cross-Country – TBC