The County Secondary Schools cross country championships took place in Thurles last week and a number of club athletes were competing for their schools. At Minor level Katie Bergin and Aisling Dwyer were in action for the Presentation Convent, Thurles finishing 5th and 10th respectively while Charlie Tobin competed for Scóil Rúain, Killenaule finishing 9th overall and part of the school team that won the team championship. In the Junior category Dylan McLoughlin representing Thurles CBS finished an excellent 2nd overall while Aoibheann Duggan representing the Presentation Convent, Thurles finished 11th and was also on the school team that finished 2nd. At Intermediate level Erika Carroll and Maria Brennan representing the Ursuline, Thurles finished 7th and 17th respectively with Erika part of the school team that finished 2nd. Jack Hickey, Thurles CBS finished 6th overall and a member of the school team that won their event while Niall Moore, Thurles CBS finished 19th and Lorcan Troy, Scóil Rúain, Killenaule finished 49th. In the Senior category Emma Doyle, Ursuline, Thurles finished 6th overall just ahead of Katie Tobin, Scóil Rúain, Killenaule in 8th and both were members of their respective school teams that finished 2nd and 3rd while Eamonn Troy competing for Scóil Rúain, Killenaule finished 10th overall. Well done to each athlete some of whom now go forward to the Munster Schools Championships.