09th October '22 - County uneven age XC Championship
Torrential rain, strong winds and plenty of mud, whilst standing on top of a hill. This can only be Cross Country season.
Ballynoe was the venue on Sunday 9th October for County uneven age XC Championship.
A super course with a nice open downhill start followed by technical sharp turns and short up and down segments led to a long flat straight before a punishing 200 metre climb to the finish line.
First on course for Youghal AC was our U9 Girls performed excellently with Clara Dineen securing a silver medal and Gabrielle Flavin 25th in an enormous field of runners. We also had two U9 boys in the next race and both had great runs with Tomas McGrath 22nd and Eric Shah in his first race coming a credible 47th.
Naoise Ni Laoire and Freya Keating had strong showings in the Girls under 11 race as conditions became even more difficult.
The under 11 boys had a great team of 8 competitors, all of whom ran very well and were just pipped for a Team medal. James Kelleher lead the team home followed by Shay Walsh Odhran Osullivan Tadhg Collins, Ernie Sharkey, David Shah, Sean ODonoghue and Ciaran Mcgrath.
Lucy Kelleher and Caoimhe Walsh ran well in the Girls Under 13 while Ruby Devereaux was unlucky to finish just outside the medals in 12th position in the U13 boys race.
Aine Collins had a super run in the Girls U15 finishing in the medals followed home by Vivien Mellerick and Amy Coleman.
Last but not least were the Boys U15 duo of Quin Buckley and Conor Osullivan both finishing in the top 20.
The bravery and commitment shown by all our young Athletes is a credit to both the Club and their Families.
Thank all of you so much for a great day's sport.