Big congratulations must go to Emma McEvoy, who, in her first ever All Ireland Cross Country Championships, finished first in the U.18 Girls race on Sunday in Santry. This is a great achievement for Emma and she has been rewarded by a place in the Irish U.20 team for the Spar European Cross Country , on the 12th December.
Our best placing in the U.18 Boys race was Jamie Byrne in 20th position.
Aisling Power stepped up to the mark in the U.12 Girls race, with a fine performance to finish 27th.
Well done to all our young athletes, who took part in these championships. The experience gained will stand to them in their future athletic careers.
Team results as follows:
(There is a recheck in the U18 Boys race, as an error occurred with one of our athletes not included in team results).
Team 3rd: Emma McEvoy 1; Isabella Tomkin Beddy 13; Saoirse O’Brien 43; Ella McCoy 97.
Lilea Quereux 102
Team 7th: Aisling Power 27; Anna Kellegher 59; Ellie Watters 60; Julia Butler 73.
Deirbhle Hassett 133
Team 10th: Cillian O’Brien 41; Luca Holmes 80; George McGilton 84; Jake Mathews 91.
Andrew Sargent 110.
Team 16: Conor Pimlott 61; Conn McClukey 133; Cillian Connolly 134; Paddy Kirby 148.
Matthew Hickey 166