Clonmel AC promoted a very successful Juvenile Uneven Cross Country Championships in Powerstown Racecourse last Sunday.
Indeed the Club would like to thank the Powerstown Racecourse committee for the use of their fine facilities. The Club would also like to thank the Civil Defence for the First Aid.
Back to the race and here we saw some brilliant performances from all our members, especially so from all our members who were running Cross Country for the very first time. In the Girls under 9 we saw great performances from Lilly Grace 6th, Jane O Donnell 11th, Alexandra Hourigan 12th, Aiden McCormack 15th, Grace Lauhoff 20th, Laura Jane Pyke 43rd and Emma Guthrie 45th and this squad combined very well to win the bronze medals. In the Boys Under 9 we had good performances from Mark Corcoran 19th, Sam o Sullivan 26th, Adam Tobin Purcell 36th, Ben Hanafin 37th, Gerard Nugent 41st, Kieran Proven 42nd, Jamie O Keeffe 45th and Ewan Hannigan Baine 44th and this squad finished just outside the medals.
In the Girls under 11 race Aoibhinn Foley ran a brilliant race when finishing very strongly to win the Silver medal and this performance spurred on the rest of her team mates with Veerle van der Wal 9th, Aine Grace 11th, Abby O Sullivan 12th, Caoimhe Walsh 16th, Robyn o Flynn 20th, Maedbh Mulcahy 25th, Maire Brennan 28th, Megan Hurley 30th, Yvette Darcy 32nd, Isobel Hurley 36th and Rachel Lauhoff 39th. This squad combined to win the County Inter Club title and the Gold medals. In the Boys under 11 race we had good performances from Carlos Grace 15th, Charlie Barlow 17th, Rian McCormack 37th, Aaron Ahearne 41st, John John Carolan 43rd, Morgan Perchoc 47th, Thomas Casey 48th, Christoir McGrath 49th and Tiernan Boyle 50th.
In the Girls under 13 race Yasmin Quirke ran a great race when finishing strongly to win the Bronze medal and it was great to see all her team mates respond very well to her great performance with Caoimhe Mulcahy finishing 5th, Orla Winston 7th, Ava Fennessy 9th, Aine O Connell 10th, Brid Moynihan 11th, Elma Casey 19th, Hannah Berry 23rd, Chloe Conway 26th and Lauren Hurley 28th. These great performances saw our 1st team win the Gold medals and become County Champions while our 2nd team were a very close 4th. In the Boys under 13 Cathal Deeley on his Club debut ran a brilliant race when finishing a close 4th and this performance gave great encouragement to his team mates and they all responded with great efforts with Shane Fitzgibbon 8th, Jack Darcy 19th, Owen McCarthy 22nd, Stephen O Leary 23rd, Adam Hayes 25th, David Broderick 26th and Fionn Browne 27th, Such performances saw the 1st team win the Silver medals while our 2nd team won the Bronze medals.
In the Girls under 15 race Ciara O Neill ran very well when finishing 4th and with great performances from Muireann O Connell 7th and Ciara Parker 8th they combined very well to win the Silver medals. In the Boys under 15 Colm McCarthy ran very well when finishing 10th. In the Boys under 17 race we saw great running from Anthony Tobin 4th and Aaron Egan 8th. In the Girls under 19 race Megan O Brien made a winning return to Cross Country when finishing strongly to win the Gold medal. She was closely followed home by Maedbh Moynihan to win the Silver medal with Alina Neumerzhitskaya finishing strongly in 4th place. These athletes combined to win the Gold medals.
The Club would like to thank everyone who helped in organising the events in Powerstown Racecourse last Sunday, to all the parents who gave a helping hand thanks very much. Indeed it was great to see so many parents and Senior members out supporting this event.
Clonmel Athletic Club extends sincere sympathy to the family of Michael Carey, Irishtown who passed to his eternal reward recently, may he rest in peace.