On Sunday last Glenmore hosted its annual cross country event at Bush. The juvenile program commenced at 12.00 and there was a wonderful turnout of juvenile clubs from Co Louth and neighbouring counties, north and south. Prizes were on offer for the top 10 in each age category as well as an overall prize of the Johnny Mullen Cup for the best club on the day. As expected there was a huge Glenmore contingent with many of our young athletes competing for the first time at a cross country event. There were medal winners on the day across all age categories. Zoe White and Cliodha Reilly fought out a great U9 500m with the lead changing hands between both on numerous occasions, Zoe finished 2nd with club mate Gillian Tuohy also in the medals in 6th position. Jessica White was a medal winner in the U11 800M and Elliot Nichols and Peadar Walsh also took medals in the boys 800M. Ava Ashby finshed in 8th position in the girls U13 1500m with Fionn O Reilly also taking a medal in the Boys U13 event. Lisa Conlon was 3rd in the U15 2000M with the top 3 athletes pushing each other to the end; she was followed by Ava Brady and Claudia Mullen also in medal positions. James Dunne, Gary Conway and Sean O Kane all were top 10 finishers in the boys U15 2000M. The U17 and U19 3000m ran simultaneously with Zofia Mullen taking 2nd in the U17 and Anna Mai Mullen taking gold and Katie Mallon silver in the U19. Glenmore’s Ciaran Flynn finished 3rd in the boys U17 3000m.

It was a very successful day for our club, well done to all the athletes who ran their best today in their club colours. Boyne AC retained the Johnny Mullen Cup with 125 points: the most successful juvenile club on the day, Congratulations.

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The Kearney & Mc Bride 5km road race commenced at 1.00pm and it was prizes galore for Glenmore senior athletes.

1st place was won by Tomas Cotter 15:52 (Dunleer AC), 2nd was our own Shane Toner 16:19 (Glenmore AC) and in 3rd place was Brian Mc Cluskey 16:24 (NER) who is making a speedy recovery after a recent injury.

1st Female was won by Amy Bulman 18:52 ( Willowfield Harriers), 2nd was Maura Kearns 19:30 ( Donore Harriers) and 3rd was Rose Lambe 20:15 (Carrick Aces).

1st Team prize went to both the Glenmore senior Male Team, Shane Toner, Shane Lynch, Donal Mc Moreland who were presented with the Kearney Cup and Glenmore Female Team, Kinga Byrne , Liz Rafferty and Joanne Hoyne who were also presented with The Mc Bride Cup by Kenneth Mc Bride, big congratulations to both teams. Also well done to Annandale Striders on 2nd male team. Also huge congrats to Glenmore athletes Liz Rafferty, Stephanie Malone and Noeleen Hallahan who picked up prizes within their age categories.

Age category prizes were also awarded to Ursula Noone (NER) 1st O/45F, Patricia Mulholland (NER) 1st O/55F, Isolde Goggin 2nd O/55F, Thomas Carson (Willowvale Harriers)1st O/45M, Shane Boyle 2nd O/45M (Dunshauglin AC), Pat Mc Elarney 3rd O/45M(NER) Gerard Kenny 1st O/55M (NER), Andrew Rogers 2nd O/55M (Togher Runners) and Martin Reilly 3rd O/55M.

Congratulations to all the senior Glenmore AC athletes who competed today Shane Toner, Shane Lynch, Donal Mc Moreland , Ciaran Walsh, Kevin Harnet, Patrick White, Kenneth Mc Bride, Gerard White, Gavin White, Leigh Nichols, Kinga Byrne , Joanne Hoyne, Liz Rafferty, Stephanie Malone and Noeleen Hallahan.

Well done to all who competed today and a huge thank you to all who came out to support and cheer on the runners. Thank you also to all the stewards and canteen ladies for their invaluable service.

We’d like to wish our Glenmore AC senior athletes every good wish for the Dublin Marathon and also a big shout out to John Doyle who is also competing later in the week at the Venice Marathon.