The picturesque setting of Carrigadrohid was the venue for the Cork County Cross Country Championship (uneven) hosted by West Muskerry last Sunday. Weather conditions were excellent which certainly helped athletes compete in a very challenging course.. For St. Catherine’s it wasn’t all about the quantity of athletes but the quality of the athletes and quality was obvious on the day with 4 of our 12 athletes taking home medals. In the juvenile categories there were individual medals for Laeila O’Reilly who finished 5th in the girls U-9, 750 metre race, followed by her sister Megan who took silver in the girls U-11, 1500 metre race. A silver medal by Laura Hays in the girls U-15, 3,500 metres, completed the medals tally for St. Catherine’s in the juvenile section. Anmhuire Hayes took fourth place in the Intermediate women’s race run over a distance of 5km.
On Sunday 20th October sees St. Catherine’s hosting the County B’s Cross Country Championships in Conna on the land of Frank Hayes. Any help with the preparation and running of this event would be greatly appreciated. Juvenile training continues Mondays and Thursday at 7pm in Conna pitch. Little Athletics in Conna Hall every Monday at 7pm.