South Munster Schools Cross Country Championships - 25th January 2013

Post date: Feb 05, 2013 11:51:9 AM

Fearghal Curtin and Emily O’ Keefe qualify for Munster Schools Cross Country

On Friday 25th January the South Munster Schools Cross Country Championships were held in CIT in torrential rain leaving the course in a quagmire state. Youghal AC had two of their athletes in action for their Midleton based schools; Emily O’ Keefe who ran on the Junior team for St. Marys and Fearghal Curtin who was a member of the Midleton CBS junior team.

First up was the Junior Girl’s race during which the rain fell relentlessly; Emily O’ Keefe had a solid run and finished in 14th place thus qualifying for the next round; the first 15 runners qualify and also the first four teams. Her school team came 1st with 28 pts beating St. Mary’s Mallow by 5 pts.

Fearghal Curtin had a good win in the Junior race leading at an early stage; his team mates had very good scores, 6th, 7th, 9th winning the team competition over Douglas CS by 61 pts with their score of 23.

Best of luck to both Fearghal and Emily who will participate in the Munster Schools in Carriganore, WIT on Thursday 7th February with both hoping to qualify for the All Ireland Schools which will be held in Belfast on 9th March. Best of Luck! Photos available at