County Intermediate Cross-Country Championships
1 lady and 2 men were the club’s representatives at the County Intermediate Cross-Country Championships in Moyglass on Sunday. Lorraine Healy competed in the ladies’ event and throughout a tough race kept ahead of the field with the company of Karen Coughlan of Dundrum. It was only on the last climb that Karen broke Lorraine’s resistance and opened a gap that despite her best efforts Lorraine could not close and she crossed the line in a very clear second place. Well done Lorraine on your huge effort.
Michael Egan on his first start for the club and indeed his first effort at a County Championship ran a very solid race in the men’s equivalent to finish 28th with Brendan Delaney not far behind him in 29th. Whilst the course was sound underfoot the hills and dips more than sapped the energy so well done to both men on their efforts.
County Un-Even Age Juvenile Championships
The second outing of the cross-country season was to Moyglass on Sunday October 13th where we had 47 athletes competing in sunny and dry conditions. Another great day of running saw the club take home 6 individual medals and 3 sets of team medals – 2 silver and 1 bronze!
First out on the course were the U9 Girls who had a distance of 600m to run. Gráinne Daly was first back in 7, followed by Molly Jones 9, Caoimhe Slevin 20, Helen Renehan 21, Muireann Casey 22, Kate Concagh 24, Abbie Delaney 31 and Saoirse Dunne 33. Gráinne, Molly, Caoimhe and Helen were second in the team competition. Next was the turn of the U9 Boys and Billy Flanagan led the club home in 13 with Seán Cahill 18, Conor Leahy 25, Philip Lloyd 28 and Darragh Moore 29.
The U11 Girls ran 1,500m which took in the perimeter of the first field. Ruth Phelan finished strongly in 15 with Heidi Maher in 19. Next over the finish line were the trio of Aisling O’ Reilly 22, Róisín O’ Reilly 23 and Olive Spillane Leane 24. Reiltín Morrisey was 28 and hot on her heels was Emily Cahill in 29 position. Next home was Arlene Flanagan 33, Aoife Kavanagh 45 and Ailis Concagh 47. It was now the turn of the U11 Boys and Rógan Lyons finished 15 with David Nolan close behind him in 16, followed by Shane O’ Dwyer 18 Noah Murphy 19, Luke Molloy 28 and Jack Renehan 37.
In the Girls U13 race were Alana Spillane, Gráinne O’ Loughlin, Cara Delaney and Ellen Nolan where they ran 2,500m. Alana ran another strong race to finish in 4. Gráinne finished 28, Cara 32 and Ellen 35. Boys U13 saw Adam Phelan cross the finish line in 8 place, Jack Flanagan 9, Jack Cahill 14, Adam Spillane Leane 18, Frank Doyle 19, Shane Moloney 21 and Paddy Cussen 24. Adam Phelan, Jack Flanagan, Jack Cahill and Adam Spillane Leane were third in the team competition.
There were two girls competing for the club in the U15 age category. Aisling O’ Loughlin and Moya Brennan ran a distance of 3,500m and finished 7 and 10 respectively. There were 4 club athletes running in the Boys U15 with Aaron Moore leading them home in 3. Michéal O’ Mahony finished 9, David Doyle 11 and Jake Bowe 12. The boys won a silver medal in the team event.
Nathan Bowe was our sole competitor in the Junior Men 5,000m race. He had a strong and steady run where he finished 10.
Well done to every one of our athletes who ran today. They put in a huge effort and did themselves proud!
Munster Cross-Country Championships
The club will be travelling to Limerick Racecourse on Sunday next for the first round of the Munster Juvenile Cross-Country Championships with races from U/10 to U/18 and then races for Novice Ladies and Men, U/20 and U/23 Ladies and Men. We wish all the athletes who are participating the very best of luck.
The club wishes to congratulate Susan Fogarty and Mark Ryan on their marriage last weekend. We wish them both a long and happy life together.
Congratulations to this week’s winners – John Quinlan, Sinead Tynan and Thomas Flynn. 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 20 – Munster Juvenile Even Age, Novice U/20 & U/23 Cross-Country Championships – Limerick Racecourse.
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