Not since the 90’s has the club had a team at national level, but this changed on Sunday as four of our ladies travelled to Gowran for the National Novice Cross Country Championships. Weather and underfoot conditions were ideal for the event and the huge turnout of athletes – close on 150 – made for a very fast and competitive race. Undaunted our ladies put up a fabulous performance and none more so than Louise Fogarty who ran a great race to finish 27th overall and second Tipperary lady home with the team finishing 5th overall. Next home for the club was Sharon Cantwell in 96th, running her usual strong run with Lisa Quinlan just behind her in 99th for another great run and Aisling Maher with a very determined run completed the team in 117th. This left the girls 10th in the club event – what an achievement from the girls – competing together since they were juveniles. Well done ladies on your terrific performances and thanks to all the support on the day which is always appreciated by the ladies.