Club Update Nov 13th

Munster Juvenile Uneven Cross Country

This week Cross Country brought a large number of Juvenile members to Two Mile Borris in Tipperary for the Munster Juvenile Uneven Cross Country Championship. As has been the case all year all our juveniles continue to preform at a high level in any race they participate in.

We started with the under 9 girls where both Mia Keane and Orlaith Finn had strong runs in a large field of over 100 runners. They had a 750 meter to complete and done so in great times. Harvey Cunningham was our only boy in the same age category and again put in a great display over the same distance.

Next up was the Under 11 girls where just under 200 girls had a distance of 1,500 meters to complete. Sophie O’Connor was our first member to receive an individual medal with a 5th place finish, with Molly Casey, Ailish Bourke, Ciara O’Connell and Saeran Carr helping the team to 2nd place overall. With such huge numbers in the race this was a real team effort to get that medal with 18 teams in total. Onto the boys where Ronan Geaney was an amazing 2nd overall, with Adam Fitzgerald, Alex Keane, Cillian Fitzgerald, James Beecher, Sean Cummins, Ciaran O’Connor and William Lester making up a large team for the club. Having 8 run is great to see and their efforts paid off with another silver for the team in a race with 16 teams.

We move on to the Under 13 girls next who had 2,500 meters to run which was made up of a 1,000 meter loop followed by 1,500 loop. Mary Jane Casey, Lara Byrne, Aoife O’Connor and Jill Beecher helped the team to 6th overall and with 16 teams that is an impressive result from them. The boys took on the same course and Kenneth O’Connell was 8th overall which got him another medal, he was joined in the race by Oscar Cunningham and Noah Keane. Well done to all three.

The under 15s were up soon after and with 3,500 meter to run made up of a 1,500 and 2,000 loop it was going to a be a big test with Aimee Kearney finishing 5th overall, Ciara Hayes and Ella Higgins also putting strong displays.

The last race of the day for our members came in the U17 girls with a tough 4,500 to run. Charlotte Norman was 9th overall for a medal with Ellie Barry again performing excellently.

With so many members putting in such huge effort we had many members who also scored on Cork teams. Sophie and Molly were part of the Cork U11 team to get silver. Ronan scored for the U11 boys Cork team that won gold. Kenneth helped the U13 Cork boys to silver, while Aimee helped Cork U15 girls to gold. And finally Charlotte Norman helped Cork to another gold in the U17 girls.

A lot of these runners will also be taking part in the National Juvenile Even Age next weekend in Gowran, Kilkenny. We wish them the best of luck and keep an eye on our Social media throughout the week for updates on our members going there.

Thomas Kent 10km

The annual Thomas Kent 10k took place on Sunday and St Nicholas AC made sure the weather was perfect and not a repeat of last years monsoon weather. As always they put on a great race with stylish medals and plenty of food afterwards. The first half of the course is challenging before you have more downhills for the 2nd half so pacing is key here. First member home was Noel Early in a time of 37:44, followed by Jonathan Kenneally, Bill O’Keeffe, Laura O’Flynn, Paul O’Flynn, Adam Blaiklock, Deirdre Milbourne, Marguerite Flynn and Mary Lee.  Thanks to St Nicholas on putting together the race and we look forward to next year.

Brickey 5km

John Morrisson was our sole member who headed to Brickey in Waterford for their 5km John finish in an excellent time of 25:12

Posted in Juvenile News, Senior News.