All Ireland Schools XC 10-Mar-2018

Post date: Mar 16, 2018 8:16:14 PM

The National Schools XC was held in WIT on Saturday 10th March. Heavy overnight rain , following our recent snow , left ground conditions in a horrendous state. This didn’t deter our young athletes who put in super performance on what could only be described as a very challenging course.

The Minor girls race consisted of two 1k loops and the Youghal girls got into good positions from the gun. They work their way through the fields with Avril Millerick , St Mary’s Midleton leading the girls home to finish 10th overall. Erin Joyce was next home in 14th , closely followed by Alex Cashman 19th and Eva Murphy 24th. Erin , Alex and Eva , along with Natasha Kilgannon took National Minor team silver medals for Pobalscoil an Trionoide.

Lack of grass and good running did not affect Emma Landers in the Junior girls 2500m race. She worked hard throughout the race to finish a fantastic 2nd overall and secure a position on the Irish Schools junior girls team. Avril Cashman was next home in 28th position , followed by Robyn Buckley 49th and Rian Walsh 57th . This super team took national bronze medals for Pobalscoil.

Lucy O Keeffe , St. Mary’s Midleton ,competed well in the Intermediate girls 3500m race to finish 18th overall.

Simon Upton competed in the senior boys race for Midleton CBS.

Well done to all who competed.

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