County Even Age Juvenile & Novice Cross Country Championships

Sunday next, October 2nd, sees the start of the Cross-Country season with the first of the County Championships, even age juveniles and novice men and ladies, taking place in Galbally, hosted by Moreabbey Milers AC. Starting time is 11am and we would ask all athletes to be at the venue by 10.15am at the latest so that they can walk the course, collect numbers and singlets. As our singlets are in short supply, particularly for our older juvenile athletes, we would appeal to all who have a singlet in their homes to please return to the club before Sunday. If any former members of the club have a singlet to donate back to the club, we would be most appreciative. We wish all competing on Sunday the very best of luck.

Cross Country Celebration

At our recent cross-country celebration, the club had over 50 juvenile members and nine senior athletes compete in the event. This was a tremendous turnout for the club and congratulations to every one of the athletes for their commitment on the day. The Girls U/9 event saw Meadhbh Hall finish 3rd, Lily Murphy 4th, Annie Ely 5th, Beibhinn Maher 9th, Aoibheann Doyle 12th and Daisy Lyons 13th. In the Boys equivalent Matthew Esmonde finished 2nd, Noah Ryan 6th, Owen Meade 11th, Adam Nolan 14th, Tom Esmonde 16th, James Delaney 17th and Ben Delaney 19th. First home for the club in the Girls U/11 race was Abbie Manton in 22nd followed by Doireann Quinlan in 27th, Anna Ely 28th, Poppy Lyons 30th, Caoimhe Doyle 32nd and Faye Murphy 36th. Darragh Maher was our leading athlete in the Boys U/11 race finishing 7th with Cathal O’Reilly in 9th, Geoffrey Morrissey 16th, Tom Renehan 18th, Senan Phelan 22nd, Zach Ryan 23rd, Fionn Phelan 25th, Cian Kelly 28th, Daniel Delaney 32nd and William Morrissey 35th. In the Girls U/13 race Caoimhe Slevin finished 11th, Saoirse Deegan 15th, Cassidy Bradshaw 20th, Muireann Casey 21st, Ailis Concagh 22nd, Helen Renehan 24th, Kate Concagh 26th, Grace Deegan 27th, Abbie Delaney 28th and Amber Doherty 30th. In the Boys race Noah Murphy finished 15th, Gerard Delaney 18th, David Nolan 21st, Cillian Russell 26th and Michael Doyle 28th. At U/15 level Alana Spillane finished 1st with Aisling O’Reilly 3rd, Emma Delaney 8th and Kate Delaney 9th. In the U/19 race Aaron Moore finished 7th with Michael O’Mahoney 8th.

In the Senior races Louis Everard finished 22nd, Brendan Delaney 23rd, John Renehan 24th and Ger Brennan 33rd while in the ladies’ race Angela Fogarty finished 11th, Sharon Cantwell 12th Louise Fogarty 13th, Lisa Quinlan 14th and Trish Fogarty 15th.

Club Gear

Anyone interested in purchasing club gear can visit our club shop on the O’Neill’s Website – and follow the link to clubs and education and then athletics. There are a multitude of singlets, tops, leggings, coats, jackets, hats and bags on offer to purchase complete with the club logo. A percentage of the sales go back directly to the club, so the more that is purchased the more the club receive back as a dividend.

Split the Bucket

The winner of our Split the Bucket for Friday September 23rd was Jerry Maher, Templetuohy. Winning amount was €154. Tickets can be purchased at all training sessions and from Tigh Maighne and Quinlan’s Moyne. They are also available to purchase online on our club website Thanks to everyone for their continued support.