Approximately 45 young athletes braved the elements yesterday to take part in the first ever event at St. Thomas's. A large number of helpers were on hand to make sure everything went smoothly, including senior international Maria McCambridge, Gerry McGrath (chief organiser), John Quirke, Mrs. Santa Claus (Fiona) who supplied lovely refreshments, and a large number of our juvenile coaches. A great time was had by all - thanks to all who turned out on the day
Well done to our D.S.D. athletes who competed in France at the weekend in the European Cross Country Championships. Brandon Hargreaves finished first of the Irish in the U.23 race (31st), leading the team home to 7th position, with Sophie Murphy first of the Irish Junior Girls (54th) team 11th; and Joe Sweeney, just returning to International competition after a long lay-off, 5th of the Irish in 58th position.
Well done to our Novice Women’s Team on finishing 2nd in Dungarvan on Sunday in the National Novice Cross Country Championships, led home by Clare McCarthy 5th, and Hariette Robinson 6th; (same time); with Stephanie Barnwell 24th and Soracha Humphreys 54th. The girls were only beaten by two points by Youghal A.C.
In the Men’s Novice Leon O’Connor finished 21st; with Mark Conway 66th; Diarmuid Meldon 80th; Michael McCarthy 132nd and Garrett Banahan 138th.