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We didn’t have far to travel on Sunday last for the Munster Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships which were held in Turnpike, Two Mile Borris.  We had a great turn out with a total of 38 of our athletes competing and 4 of our athletes winning Individual Munster Medals and 9 athletes winning Tipperary Team Medals.  Individual Munster Medal winners were Rachel, Jack, Orla & Harry who all put in superb performances.  Rachel Butler finished 11th in the U14 Girls 3000m race, Jack Hickey 7th in the Boys U14 3000m race, Orla Healy 12th in the Girls U18 4000m race and Harry Hogan 10th in the Boys U18 race.  Rachel, Jack, Orla & Harry will represent Munster in the National Finals in Dundalk Institute of Technology, Co. Louth on November 23rd – well done to you and best of luck to you in the Final.  Our Tipperary Team Medal winners were; Girls U10 1000m race Louise Hickey finished 2nd and Helen Cleere 3rd places for Tipperary team winning bronze medals.  In the Boys U10 1000m race Jake Bowe put in a great performance to run a great race but unfortunately just missed out on an individual medal finishing 13th, though he did win a Gold Tipperary team medal finishing in 4th place – well done Jake.   In the Girls U12 2000m race Emma Gleeson finished 3rd and Victoria Lupton 4th places for Tipperary winning team bronze medals.  In the Boys U14 3000m Jack Hickey finished 1st and Dylan McLoughlin 5th places for Tipperary winning team bronze medals. In the Girls U16 4000m race Erica Carroll finished 4th and Roisin Daly finished 5th places winning Tipperary team bronze medals.  Emma, Victoria, Jack, Dylan, Erica and Roisin will represent Tipperary in the National Finals.  Our first athletes to compete were the Girls U10 with Louise Hickey finishing 23rd, Helen Cleere 24th, Tara Gleeson 74th, Ava Ryan 88th, Anna Daly 93rd & Una Duggan 124th.  Boys U10 Jake Bowe 13th, David Doyle 26th, Ethan Walsh 45th & Aaron Moore 114th.  Girls U12 Emma Gleeson 46th, Victoria Lupton 49th, Aoife Dwyer 79th, Cathy Hoan 92nd, Aine Duggan 103rd.  Boys U13 Philip Hayes 30th, Blake Walsh 96th.  Girls U14 Rachel Butler 11th, Katie Bergin 44th, Lorna Hayes 60th, Aisling Dwyer 75th, Leah Ralph 77th, Aoibhean Duggan 79th.  Boys U14 Jack Hickey 7th, Dylan McLoughlin 32nd, Charlie Tobin 48th, Sean Burke 55th, Jack Luptan 60th & Cormac Moloney 64th.  Girls U16 Erica Carroll 17th, Roisin Daly 24th.  Boys U16 Jack Moore 25th, Nathan Bowe 45th, Naill Moore 53rd.  Girls U18 Orla Healy 12th. Boys U18 Harry Hogan 10th Eoin Troy 21st & Eamon Troy 22nd.  Well done to all our athletes on putting in great performances and best of luck to our athletes who have qualified for the National Final.