Fethard AC ladies dig deep for silver in Lisheen

Fethard AC members who were in action at the cross-country hosted by Moyne AC last weekend L to R: Jennifer Rice, Biddy O'Dwyer, Kate O'Donnell, Leah Fox, Joan Fox and Ruth O'Meara.
The hinterland of Lisheen Mines was the venue for the Tipperary Ladies and Gents and even-age cross-country on Sunday last.

The hinterland of Lisheen Mines was the venue for the Tipperary Ladies and Gents and even-age cross-country on Sunday last.

The towering windmills, lovely level lush grass and the precise marking of the course all contributed to a wonderful day’s sport.

Fethard AC had three teams in action.

Our ladies team u-18 years comprising of Jennifer Rice, Katie O’Donnell and Leah Fox came away with silver medals. Being the first time that the latter two had run in this kind of an event made it all the more remarkable. Well done and thanks for the co-operation from their parents who also turned out to support them and the club.

Next up were the novice ladies comprising of Ruth O’Meara, Biddy O’Dwyer and Nicola Quigley who were also on their maiden voyage. They finished strongly as a team but were out of the medals.

The novice men’s team looked strong during the week but work, holidays and injuries left us a bit short on the day. Nevertheless Fintan Rice, Andy McBride, Michael Moclair and Michael Magic Ryan gave a splendid display.

Well done all!