Clolnmel AC promoted a very successful 4 mile Road Race on St Stephen’s Day. It was a great success and the Club would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make the race such a success. It was also great to see so many Club members participating and for many it was their debut over this course and it was also great to see so many members run so well with many recording a PB, even though they had to contend with a strong headwind over the final 2K, a great way to end 2012 and so everyone can look forward to another great year of competition with confidence in 2013.
Kevin Maunsell ran a brilliant race when finishing a very good 2nd in 19 mins 17 secs, having dictated the pace with the eventual winner Sergio Ciobanu as far as Ferryhouse and was still in closes attention at Moangarriff Roundabout. This was a great performance by Kevin who won the County Senior Cross Country title recently and on St Stephen’s day he set a new PB improving from last year’s run of 20:57.
Sean Tobin also ran very well and great to see that he has recovered well from a recent illness that denied him his place at the European Junior Cross Country Championships. Sean ran very well when finishing 3rd in 19:36, improving from last year’s run of 19:57. William Maunsell was 4th and he too ran a brilliant race when finishing in 20:03, improving on last year’s 21:24.
Michael Carey is another athlete who should be delighted with his performance. Michael ran very well when finishing 5th in 20:06 improving from 21:29 to win the Junior Men’s award. David Ryan ran well when finishing 21:15 improving from 21:52, Paudie O’Keeffe is another athletes who can look back at 2012 with great satisfaction when finishing in 22:42 improving from 23:26.
We also had good performances from Eoin McGrath 23rd 23:05, Evan Egan 26th 23:15, Angela McCann 28th 23:30, Niall O Ceallaigh 29th 23:34, Conor Morkan 30th 23:39 improving from 25:20, Lar Martin 32nd 23:47, James Murphy 34th 23:56, Eddie O’Donoghue 35th 23:57 improving from 24:27, Dick O’Gorman 36th 23:57, Aiden Cremin 42nd 24:11 improving from 24:57, Conor Fleming 43rd 24:12, Martin Kennedy 46th 24:17 improving from 25:08, Joe Whelan 50th 24:33, Ian Purcell 53rd 24:50 improving from 28:05, Paudie O’Connor 55th 24:57 improving from 27:25, Liam Casey 64th 25:14, Aine Roche 66th 25:20 improving from 25:35, Peter Kiely 71st 25:36, Francis Connolly 79th 26:16, Brian Carroll 80th 26:20 improving from 30:41, Mark Corcoran 81st 26:24 improving from 26:50, Justin O’Connor 84th 26:31 improving from 27:24, John Laste 86th 26:38, Jack Allen 88th 26:41, Johanna Lacy 95th 27:06, Ian Condon 101st 27:23, Aoife Laste 102nd 27:24 improving from 31:09, Noel Prendergast 105th 27:30, Billy Prout 106th 27:32, Reece Maher 110th 27:41, Gareth Coleman 113th 27:49, Ned O’Brien 116th 27:51, Noel Gillman 117th 27:52, Suzanne Shine 119th 27:53 improving from 28:52, Ivan Barlow 121st 27:54 improving from 30:34, Cyril Fogarty 127th 28:01 improving from 28:58, Fiona Barlow 131st 28:09 improving from 29:08, Frank Lynch 133rd 28:14 improving from 28:20, Graham O’Regan 140th 28:32, Michael Lauhoff 141st 28:33 improving from 31:40, Nicola Maunsell 145th 28:38, Andrew McHale 147th 28:40, Eddie Prendergast 148th 28:48 improving from 31:15, Maurice Boland 153rd 28:59, Brendan Coffey 158th 29:08, Lizzie Ryan 160th 29:11 improving from 35:16, Evan Lynch 162nd 29:15 improving from 30:20, Martin Walsh 164th 29:16, Una Redfern 172nd 29:28 improving from 30:08, Edwena O’Connell 172nd 29:28, Donna Nagle 182nd 29:51, Tom Barry 186th 30:07 improving from 31:05, Emma Ferris 194th 30:38, Sean O’Dea 196th 30:40, Pat Tobin 197th 30:42 improving from 34:31, Sheila Perry 198th 30:43, Oonagh Duffy 199th 30:44, Joe Grinsell 209th 31:01, Miriam O’Gorman 210th 31:02, Brian Tyrell 211th 31:02, Emma Ryan 215th 31:11, Brendan Franklin 216th 31:15, Ritchie O’Donoghue 217th 31:21, Gary Morrison 219th 31:23, Jonathan Cooney 222nd 31:26, Jimmy Lonergan 224th 31:30 improving from 33:58, Denise Donnelly 228th 31:46, Julie Tideswell 230th 31:54, Noel Higgins 233rd 32:02, Gary Hallinan 235th 32:04, Brendan White 241st 32:14, Brian McCarthy 243rd 32:17, Emmet Askins 244th 32:20 improving from 32:59, Bernie Hopkins 245th 32:21 improving from 33:35, Ann Maher 250th 32:30, Joan Guidera 251st 32:30 improving from 33:11, Ger McDonald 252nd 32:31 improving from 33:10, Valerie McCormack 261st 32:58, Emer O’Keeffe 262nd 32:59, Myles McHugh 264th 33:02, Michelle Lauhoff 267th 33:16 improving from 38:59, Eamon Crowley 269th 33:37, Marie Holohan 271st 33:40, John Falvey 274th 34:02, Laura Lenihan 276th 34:20, Chris Maher 277th 34:32, Deirdre Healy 280th 34:45, Anna Byrne 293rd 35:13, Melissa McCarthy 294th 35:13, Claire Tierney 298th 35:49, Sandra Williams 300th 35:54, Pamela Pyke 308th 36:54 improving from 38:25, Annabelle Normoyle 314th 37:08, Annis Logue 315th 37:20, Una Kiernan 316th 37:20, Moira Molloy 317th 37:22, Lena Griffin 319th 37:26 improving from 38:55, Gemma McLoughlin 320th 37:28, Ger Daly 323rd 37:31, Ruth Lucey 333rd 37:52, Denise Fleming 345th 38:32, Sarah Whelan 347th 38:46, Cyril Darmody 350th 38:48, Geraldine Flynn 351st 38:53, Yvonne O Connor 352nd 38:54, Helen Gillman 353rd 38:59, Anne McGarry 356th 39:29, Deirdre O’Gorman 364th 40:06, Eibhain Nolan 369th 40:38, Patrick Phelan 371st 40:45 improving from 43:57, Stella Kenna 373rd 41:08, Trish Browne 375th 41:19, Michael Maunsell 378th 41:43, Paula McCarthy 379th 41:43, Majella Quinlivan 382nd 42:07, Siobhan Roche 383rd 42:14, Susan Laste 384th 42:17, Dominic McGuire 390th 44:27, Ollie McGee 393rd 47:55 and Carol Ryan 394th 59:32.
All the Club members would like to send Best Wishes to Pierce Purcell a speedy recovery and he was missed at this year’s St Stephen’s Day 4 Mile Race.