Munster Schools XC 23-Feb-2018

Post date: Mar 01, 2018 8:6:18 PM

The Munster schools XC was held in WIT on Friday 23rd February. Although it was bitterly cold on the day , ground conditions were relatively good.

Youghal AC had 4 athletes competing in the Minor girls 2000m race. Alex Cashman has a super race and battled hard in the final straight to take bronze . Avril Millerick representing St. Mary’s Midleton finished a fantastic 5th , followed closely by Eva Murphy 8th and Erin Joyce 9th. Alex , Eva and Erin took team gold for Pobal Scoil Na Trionoide.

The junior girls 2500m race was equally exciting , with Emma Landers taking silver and Avril Cashman finishing 4th. Robyn Buckley 24th and Rion Walsh completed this super team which also took team gold for Pobalscoil

In the Intermediate girls 3000m Lucy O Keeffe (St Mary’s Midleton) recovered well after a fall at the start of the race to work her way through the field and finish a fantastic 5th overall . Lesley Cashman finished well in 25th position.

Darragh Buckley and Eoin Fitzgerald competed well in the Intermediate boys race, representing Pobalscoil .

In the senior boys 6000m race Jake McCarthy , Pobalscoil finished 17th closely followed by Simon Upton 20th. Simon helped his Midleton CBS team to take silver.

A very successful day for our youghal athletes , with Pobalscoil winning the overall trophy for best girl XC school and 10 athletes qualifying for the National Schools XC . Well done to all who competed.

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