Good performances from young Clonmel athletes

Beaufort was the venue for the first of this year’s Munster Cross Country Championship with the Even Age Groups competition.

Beaufort was the venue for the first of this year’s Munster Cross Country Championship with the Even Age Groups competition.

Held on a good flat fast course in ideal conditions competition was very keen. In the girls under 10 race Clonmel AC had good performances from Veerle van der Wal who was 50th with Aine Grace 71st, Robyn O’Flynn 88th, Abby O’Sullivan 90th and Caoimhe Walsh 102nd.

For some of these athletes it was their first taste of competition at this level and they performed very well.

In the Boys under 10 race Carlos Grace ran well when finishing 56th. In the Girls under 12 race Aine O’Connell was 24th, Orla Winston 52nd, Caoimhe Mulcahy 53rd, Elma Casey 54th while there were also good performances from Ava Fennessy, Sophie Boyle, Hannah Berry and Chloe Conway.

In the Boys under 12 race Shane Fitzgibbon was 62nd with Ben Durand 67th, Brian Lynch 72nd and Owen McCarthy 76th.

In the Girls under 16 Moya Whelan was 22nd with Muireann O’Connell 36th, Anna Carey 41st and Ciara Parker 48th. Colm McCarthy was the sole representative in the Boys under 14 where he ran well when finishing 62nd.

In the Boys under 16 race Anthony Tobin was 27th with Aaron Egan 34th.

In the Girls under 18 race Orlaith Moynihan ran very well when finishing 4th, Aoife Laste 7th and Megan O’Brien 8th.