National Evenage Cross Country Championships 27-Nov-2016

Post date: Dec 02, 2016 4:16:3 PM


The National evenage XC championship took place in Abbotstown , Dublin on Sunday 27th November on a fantastic new course.

Our U12 girls got the day off to a super start by winning the National Club title . Avril Millerick led the team home with an excellent run to finish 6th overall . In addition to club team gold she won an individual medal , a gold Munster medal and was first scorer for the Cork team which also won gold. Sorcha Kilgannon was next home in 13th position closely followed by Alex Cashman 15th. Both girls winning gold Cork team medals (3rd and 4th scorers) as well as club team golds. Grace Rooney had a great run to finish 75th. Poppi Devereaux 87th and Eireann Barrett 100th completed the team.

The U14 girls were up next and set out on their 3000m route. Emma Landers had a fantastic run to finish 15th overall , winning a silver Munster medal and a gold Cork team medal. Avril Cashman was next home in 22nd place and took the 4th Cork team medal. Eva Murphy 42nd was next , followed by Caoimhe McMahon 74th , Erin Joyce 89th and Robyn Buckley 121st. Brilliant running by the girls who were unlucky to finish 4th club team after a terrible mix up with results.

Ciaran McNamee was our only athlete in the U14 boys race and had a great run to finish 19th overall. He was the 3rd scorer for Munster which won bronze.

Youghal AC had another strong team in the U 16 girls 4000m race. Lucy O Keeffe led the team and finished 23rd overall , winning a bronze Munster medal. Lesley Cashman was next home in 72nd place followed by Kerry Barrett 91st and Molly O Neill 131st.

Jake McCarthy had a fantastic run in the U16 boys race and finished in 11th position , winning an individual medal and a gold Munster medal.

The U18 boys were led home by Simon Upton in 63rd position . Eoin O Brien was next in 112nd followed by Tiarnan McCarthy 118th. Fearghal Curtin ran the junior 6000m race and had a fantastic run to finish 3rd overall, winning an individual medal as well as a cork silver medal.

Following this super performance Fearghal was chosen for the Junior team to represent Ireland at the European XC in Sardinia on 11th December. A fantastic ending to a brilliant day of running.

Well done to all who competed.

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