This Sunday many of our top Club runners are competing in the All Ireland Crosss Country Championships at Kilbeggan Racecourse, Co Westmeath. First off will be Tom McGrath in the Under 12 Boys. He will be followed by the Under 16 Boys team of David Scanlon, Ian Rankin, Sean Hayes and Paddy O'Donohue. In the Under 18 Boys Jack McLoughlin and Michael Treacy (2nd in Dublin Champs.) will be competing. In the mens senior Inter Counties race we have Barry Minnock running for Offaly and Mark Ryan, Gearoid O'Connor and Eoin Flynn for Dublin. We wish them all well and hopefully the heavy conditions will suit them. The Inter Counties AAI Report is here. Link

Well done to all the Club Juveniles who ran in the Under 17 and Under 19 Dublin Cross Country Championships in Marley Park today. The U17 Boys took the 3rd team prize while Michael Treacy was narrowly beaten into 2nd., followed by Ian Rankin, David Scanlon, Stephen Gaffney and Mark Young. Bill O'Cleary and Gerard Claffey ran in the Under 19 Boys race over 6k where Bill was 7th and Gerard was 17th. The Juvenile Boys are running well at the moment and follows up on a great 2nd team place for the Under 16 Boys in last Sunday's Dublin CC Championships in St. Annes Park Raheny. The Under 16 team was David Scanlon, Ian Rankin, Sean Hayes and Paddy O'Donoghue. Jack McLoughlin ran in the Junior Under 19 race last Sunday. Philip Halpin, Juvenile coach is delighted. Many will go on to run in the National Cross Country Championships over the next few weeks. Some pictures of the Under 17 and 19 Boys are in the Gallery Link


Congratulations to Michael Tracey on his fabulous second place in the 3000 metres at the Leinster under 16 track and field championships at Santry on Saturday 16th May. Michael ran a tactical and gutsy race to finish in a time of 9.36. His coach, Philip Halpin, was delighted. Michael's potential is enormous.

Mention also of Ian Rankin who was 6th in the 1500 metres in a time of 4.40, on limited training.


Santry: Boy's Minor Teams: 1 Clongowes 45 pts, 2 Belvedere 29, 3 Blackrock 28.

Junior 1200m Walk: J McHugh (Belvedere) 6.32.86; Overall: 1 Belvedere 63 pts, 2 CBC Monkstowen 23, 3 Blackrock College: Field: Belvedere College 52 pts.

Inter 100m: M Hynes (St Paul's, Raheny) 11.10; 200m: M Hynes 22.70; 400m: B Gregan (St. Mark's) 49.60; 800m: M Mc Donald (St Aidans) 2.00.74; 1500m: S Corcoran (St. Paul's Raheny) 4.13.66; 3000m: C Dooney (CBC Monkstown); 1500m Steeplechase: T Cotter (St Mary's Dundalk) 4.35.26; Inter 2000m Walk: L Campion Belvedere) 10.21.82: Relay: Belvedere 45.16; Shot: L Mangan (Belvedere) 16.09; Discus: L Mangan 43.53; Javelin: D Cornally (ASC Clara) 42.37; Hammer: W Caffery (Belvedere) 48.86; Long Jump: P Carroll (Castleknock) 5.80; Triple Jump: L Townsend (Castleknock) 12.10; High Jump: P Byrne (Carlow CBS)1.80; Pole Vault: M O'Connor (CBC Monkstown) 3.20; Teams: 1 Belveder 63 pts, 2 Castleknock 30, 3 Blackrock College 29 pts; Field Belvedere College 63 pts.

Senior 100m: R Rath (High School) 11.26; 200m: M Morgan (Gormanstown) 23.18; 400m: M Morgan (Gormanstown) 51.08; 800m: C Murphy (Naas CBC)1.59.4; 1500m: D Birmingham (Sutton Park)3.58.80; 5000m: B. O'Neill (St. Michaels) 15.48.70; Relay Belvedere: 44.34; Shot Putt: C Healy (Belvedere) 14.86; Discus: C Healy (41.19) Javelin: A Rice(Wesley) 47.46; Long Jump: Luke Sweetman (St Aidans) 6.29; Triple Jump: E Kelly (St Kieran's)13.23; High Jump: E Kelly 1.90; Hammer: P Mc Cabe (Belvedere) 47.73; Pole Vault: A Mc Creery (Belvedere) 4.75; Teams: 1 Belvedere 69 pts, 2 Castleknock 46 pts, 3 Gormanston 27 pts.

Best Overall School: Belvedere College

Girls: Minor: Teams: 1 St Leo's Carlow 28, 2 Loreto Wexford 23

Junior 1200m Walk: D Broe (DCW) 6.28.80; Teams: 1 Rosbercan 22 pts, 2 St Leo's Carlow 20 pts, DCW 19 pts

Inter 100m: S Lawler (St. Marys Naas) 12.48; 200m: R Anglim (Portmarnack CS) 26.24; 300m: S Kelly (St. Leos Carlow) 41.76; 800m: C Everard (Pres Kilkenny) 2.21.64; 1500m: C French Carroll (Loreto St. Green) 4.41.16; 3000m: G Sweeney (Foxrock; Inter 2000m Walk : D Carolan (DCW) 10.05.82; Relay: St Leo's Carlow 52.14; Shot Putt: A Hickey (Loreto Kilkenny) 11.26; Discus: R McGuire (St. Josephs Cluny) 32.36; O McDonald (Colaiste Ris) 34.80; Hammer: A. Hickey (Loreto Killkenny) 40.96; Long Jump: L Holmes (Kings Hospital)5.10; Triple Jump A Daniel (Scoil Dara Kilcock)10.27; High Jump: G Moggin (Sancta Maria) 1.57; Pole Vault : E Dolan Rathdown; Teams: 1 Loreto Kilkenny 24 pts, 2 St Leo's Carlow 23, 3 Rathdown.

Senior 100m: E Melvin (Manor House) 12.74; 200m: L Kearnan (Colaiste Ide) 25.80; 400m: S Scrivin (St Leo's Carlow) 59.26; 800m: L Scriven 2.16.64; 1500m: S Tracy (Kings Hospital)4.51.62; 3000m: B Twohig (Loreto Beaufort); 1200m Walk: A Drew (Wilsons Hospital)18.58.90; Relay: St Wolstans 53.04; Shot Putt: L Cogan (St. Kevins) 12.97; Discus: P. Conway (Muckross) 32.62; Javelin: D Byrne (Fingal) 36.14; Long Jump: S Birmingham (Sutton Park) 5.07; Triple Jump: A Miller (Sutton Park) 9.43; High Jump: P Hughes (Kings Hospital) 1.61; Hammer : L Wynne (Rathdown) 36.10; Pole Vault: N Young (Rathdown) 2.20; Teams: 1 Muckross 32 pts, 2 St Leo's Carlow 3 Rathdown 19 pts.