The Munster Schools Cross Country Championships took place last week in CIT Cork and it was great to see the Loreto Convent and Clonmel High School athletes performing so well. The Club would like to thank the teachers at both Schools for all their help in promoting athletics.
In the Minor Boys, Aaron Fogarty of the High School ran very well when finishing 41st with other good performances from Nathan Dalton 53rd and Dan van der Wal 54th, Craig O’Brien 67th, Luke Kiely 69th and Jack Molloy 75th. These combined well to finish 8th in making their debut at these very competitive championships.
In the Junior Boys, Patrick Cleary representing the High School ran very well when finishing 15th with other good performances from his school mates Aaron Egan 19th, Anthony Tobin 30th, Conor Fogarty 61st and Cian Wall 63rd. This team finished 5th.
In the Intermediate Girls, Orlaith Moynihan of Loreto Convent ran a great race when winning the Bronze medal. There were also some great performances from Clare Horgan 14th, Megan O’Brien 20th, Laura Tobin 23rd and Maedbh Moynihan 32nd. This talented group of athletes combined very well to win the Munster Intermediate Schools title, a first for their School.
In the Intermediate Boys, Shane Moloney of High School making his debut in these Championships ran very well when finishing 33rd and we also had great performances for his school mates Ethan May 36th, Stijn van der Wal 44th.
In the Senior Boys race, Sean Tobin claimed his 4th Munster Schools Cross Country title in a row with a power packed display. Sean led the race from the start and maintained his strong pace that saw the field spreadeagled and he came home a very convincing winner with over a minute to spare on the rest of the field.
That rest of the field included a brilliant performance by Michael Carey who was recently crowned All Ireland Junior 1500m indoor Champion and he used that pace to emerge from the chasing pack and win the Silver medal in style. There were also very good performances from surprise packet Evan Egan who ran very well when 15th, James Murphy who was 16th, Jack Allen 31st. Reece Maher 32nd, Andrea Kvedanavicus 36th and Aidan Cremmins 46th. This talented group combined very well to win the Silver medal, beaten by just 4 points for the Gold, oh so close.
Great performances in County Indoor Championships
At the County Indoor Championships in Nenagh last weekend, in the Girls under 13 Moya Whelan ran well in the 600m on her comeback from injury, Muireann O’Connell on her debut ran well when 4th in the 600m. Debutant Emma Moore Kelly was 5th in the 60m final with Emma Quigley also running well. In the Boys under 13 Colm McCarthy performed well when 4th in Long Jump while we had Conor Murphy 4th in the 60m final. Lauren McCabe ran well on her debut in the Girls under 14 800m. Myles Crosbie had the misfortune of losing his shoe on the first lap of the 800m but he showed great composure and recovered well to win his first County medal when finishing 2nd. Aaron Dwyer performed well in both the 600m and Shot Putt. In the Girls under 15 60m race Phoebe Murphy ran very well to win the Gold medal. In the Girls Under 16 Saoirse McGeever ran very well to win the Silver medal in the 60m and the Bronze medal in the Hurdles. In the Boys under 17 we had Patrick Cleary 2nd 800m, Aaron Egan 1st Walk, Anthony Tobin 2nd in Walk, Padraig McClean and Cillian Dunne ran well in the 60m. Later in the day the combination of Patrick, Aaron, Anthony and Padraig won the relay Bronze medals. In the Girls under 17 Roisin Cleary 1st 800m, Aoife Laste 4th 800m, Megan O Brien 5th 800m with Michaela Crosbie also running well in the 800m. Alyx Dwyer was 2nd in Walk. In the Junior Women Clare Horgan was 1st 400m with Nicola McKenna 2nd in 60m. In the Junior Men 1500m final James Murphy was 1st, Evan Egan 2nd, Reece Maher 3rd and Jack Allen 4th. These athletes combined to win the Junior Men’s relay Silver medals.