County Juvenile Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships 11-Oct-2015
Post date: Nov 01, 2015 12:49:39 PM
The second day of the Juvenile Cross Country Championships were held on 11th October. The sun was shining all day in Carrigadrohid , Macroom for the juvenile uneven age XC championship. The heat made this undulating course tougher that expected for our young athletes.
Only 2 girls from Youghal AC lined up on the start line of the U9 race . Clodagh Fitzgerald finished well in 14th position followed by Aimee Ryan 37th running her first ever xc race.
The U9 boys were led home by Aidan McNamee who battled all the way to the line to obtain a joint 1st individual medal. Dylan Parker followed in 9th position with Fionn Brennan 45th.
The U11 girls had a super race to win team gold. Avril Millerick led the field on the 1500m loop to win the race in superb style. Alex Cashman was next home, coming 4th overall. Both girls getting individual county medals. Grace Rooney had a great run to finish 13th followed closely by Eireann Barrett 14th. Poppy Devereaux was next in 23rd position followed by Jane Savage 31st, Rachel Murray 32nd and Katie Ansbro 60th. Katie O Loughlin had a great start but had to retire due to illness.
Liam O Connor was the only U11 boy to run and finished well up the field in 21st position.
The U13 girls had a great team race and ran close together for most of the race. Robyn Buckley led them home, coming 12th overall , with Avril Cashman 14th and Erin Joyce 16th. Johanne Ryan completed the team coming 53rd. The team came an unfortunate 4th after losing out on medals by one place.
Ciaran McNamee , inspired by his brother's earlier win , had a super run in the U13 boys race to finish 2nd overall and obtain an individual medal. Eoin Fitzgerald was next home in 35th position followed closely by Rory Motherway 39th and Ross Williams 41st. This team came 6th in a very competitive field.
The U15 girls showed great stamina in their 3500m race to bring home silver team medals. Lucy O Keeffe had a terrific last lap to finish 6th overall and obtain an individual county medal. Kerry Barrett was next home in 20th place followed closely by Lesley Cashman 21st and Tirna Cahill 26th.
Jake McCarthy came 3rd in the U15 boys race and got an individual medal. Dylan Lucey had a great race too and finished in 20th place.
Sarah Williams and Aine O Regan ran well in the U17 girls 4000m race. Sarah finished 11th closely followed by Aine 12th .
Both Simon Upton and Killian Nolan had superb runs in the U17 boys race. Simon finished 4th to obtain an individual medal, with Killian finishing in 8th place .
A very enjoyable days racing , thanks to our hosts West Muskerry AC and to our sponsors Youghal Credit Union.