On Sunday last a great turn out of athletes travelled to Oldbridge to compete in the annual Ras na hEireann event.
A very successful day for our girls teams started off with the U9 girls 500m, Miinnatulah Lennon lead the girls home in 3rd place, Zoe White, Aoife Mc Donald and Gillian Touhy completed the team who took the silver team medal. Isobel Gill completed the line up from Glenmore. Ronan Dunne and Mario Liam Gaztambide ran strongly in the U9 boys event. The U11 girls competed strongly in the 1000m taking the bronze team medal, Jessica White, Emma Mc Carragher, Mia Ashby and Ellen Callan all finished in the top 20 followed by Katie Mc Donald, Grace Keenan, Leah Dunne, Aine O Reilly and Aoife Keenan. Craig Touhy led the U11 boys home followed by Elliot Nichols, Cian Magee and Aaron Hanratty. Completing a hat trick of team medals for the girls were our U13 team of Lisa Conlon, Ava Brady, Lucy White and Ava Ashby winning bronze on the day, Chloe Mc Carragher and Sarah Mallon just outside the medals. Fionn Reilly stormed home in the U13 boys followed by Cillian Keenan, James Dunne and Cormac Mc Coy. Laoise Mc Elroy and Nicole Barry competed well in the girls U15 2500m. Katie Mallon, Glen Stewart and Ciaran Flynn all competed in the U17 events albeit just outside medal positions. Not to be outdone by our younger athletes our junior ladies team, Sinead Mc Erlane (2nd overall) , Kinga Byrne and Katie Bell took the bronze team medal. Shane Toner finished 3rd in the mens 6000m event followed by teammates Shane Lynch, Martin Toner, Tadhg Leahy, Gavin White, Lloyd Byrne and Leigh Nichols.
The club finished the cross country season 2016/17 in winning form with a great day had by all. Well done to all our athletes and supporters to turned out on the day.
Registration for 2017 is now due; if you are walking or running at the track you must be a registered member. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursdays 7-8pm at bush track.