At today's Jingle Bells 5k Road Race in the Phoenix Park Louis McCarthy was first home for the Club in 8th place in 15.06. Mitchell Byne was 13th overall and the 1st Junior in 15.16. Next came Jason Reid in 17th in 15.41. Jason was followed by Ronan Kearns 19th in 15.44 (1st O.35), Ciaran Aylward 24th in 15.50, David Scanlon 28th in 16.05 (PB), Gerry Doyle 35th in 16.13 (1st O.50), Brian Coleman 41st in 16.23, Alan Danagher 54th in 16.49, Gerard Claffey 73rd in 17.25 (PB), David Danagher 17.32, Maria Dolan 18.31(1st O.45), John McCabe 18.32, Derek Bain 18.42, Denis Daly 18.46 (PB), Lorraine Nolan 18.51 (PB), Michael Murphy 18.50, John Hogan 19.16, Vanessa Sallier 19.25 (1st O.40), Noel Crowther 19.49, PJ Claffey 22.06 and Zoe Melling 22.33. The full results are on the Donore Harriers website. Well done to all 23 from the Club who ran.
On Sunday, the Uneven Juvenile XC Dublin Championships took place in Tymon Park. The host club was Rathfarnham AC. There was a strong Juvenile entry in each different age group.
Those who represented the club included:
Under 9 Girls: Kike Needham.
Under 11 Girls: Clodagh Cullen, Sophie Richie, Lorna Sheehan, Fiona O'Regan.
Under 13 Girls: Isabella Doyle.
Under 9 Boys: Bill Needham.
Under 13 Boys: Jack Burke.
The club are very proud of the terrific performances by each of our Juveniles on Sunday. Well done everyone! Special mention to Sophie Richie, who won a medal in the 1500m Under 11 Girls Race. Well done Sophie!
Jonathan O'Donoghoe finished 3rd in the U19 boys. He was followed home by Paul Tierney, Oisin Joyce, Wren Fernandes, Andrew Burke and Donal Murphy who all won silver medals as the U19 team took
second place in the race and qualify for the Nationals in two weeks time. Tom McGrath finishred 14t h in a very competitive boys U17 race. He was followed home by Daniel Martin, Richard Keogh, Ashur Fernandes and Ruairi O'Neill.
Under 11 Girls team: Fiona O'Regan, Clodagh Cullen, Sophie Richie and Lorna Sheehan
Under 17 boys team with coach Philip Halpin
Under 19 boys team with coach Philip Halpin
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Dublin Intermediate Cross Country Championships this afternoon, held in balmy autumn conditions in Tymon Park. In the women’s 4k race Lorraine Nolan finished 10th overall in a time of 17.28 to lead her teammates Valerie McGuinness (15th in 17.46), Ciara Hassett (26th in 18.20) and Aisling O’Connor (36th in 19.26) home to team fifth. Robert Murphy had a great run in the men’s 8k race, finishing in 5th position in 29.08. He was followed by David Power (25th in 30.33) and Peter Toomey (35th in 31.52). Full results are on the Dublin Athletics Board website, and photos are in the Gallery. As usual the event was hosted by Rathfarnham AC and thanks are due to James Wright and his team of helpers for their all their work setting up the course.
Club President Zoe Melling with the intermediate women's team: from left Ciara Hassett, Lorraine Nolan, Aisling O'Connor and Valerie McGuinness
At yesterday's Irish Universities Road Relays held in Maynooth University there were several good performances from club members. Running for DCU were David Scanlon who ran 10.00 for a 2 mile leg, while Alan Danager ran 10.30 and David Danagher ran 11.10. On the 3 mile leg Matthew Horrigan ran 15.25 for DCU. For TCD Gerard Claffey ran 4.55 for the 1 mile leg and Jack McLoughlin ran 11.30 for the 2 mile leg. The full results are on the IUAA website. Well done to all who ran.
Well done to the Rathfarnham athletes who competed in the 26th British & Irish Masters Cross Country International in Cardiff on Saturday. Paul Fleming was 5th in the M35 category and completed the 8k course in a time of 25.05, finishing second for the Irish team to claim gold ahead of Wales and England. Shane O’Neill finished 11th in the M40 category in 25.41, and was second scorer for Ireland which won silver behind England and ahead of Scotland. In the M50 category Gerry Doyle led the Irish team home to silver, finishing in 6th place in a time of 26.14. England won gold in the category and Northern Ireland were third. Ronan Kearns won the open race in a time of 25.40. Congratulations to all. Full results are on the British Masters Athletic Federation website.
Several club members competed in the Intercounties Cross Country Championships in Santry today. In the Junior 6k race Mitchell Byrne came through the field to finish in 5th place and was first scorer on the winning Dublin team. David Scanlon was 14th and third home for Dublin. Jonathan O'Donoghue finished 12th in the Under 18 category and also won a national medal for Dublin. In the Senior Men's race over 10k Louis McCarthy was 44th in a time of 33.49 and Paul Stephenson was 52nd in 34.07. Louis ran on the Dublin team and Paul ran as an individual for Waterford. Eoghain McGinley finished 70th in 34.42, running for his native Donegal. Newcomer Gerald Forde finished 122nd in 38.24 and competed in the Under 23 competition. Results are on the AAI website and some photos are in the Gallery.
Adam Jones, Gerald Forde, Paul Stephenson & Louis McCarthy Mitch Byrne