Tipperary athletes take part in Cork Run in the Dark

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Eight Dundrum AC athletes took part in Cork Run in the Dark. First home in the 5k race was Tracie O'Dwyer (24:18), followed by Christina Fryday (24:36), Jan O'Dwyer (26:08), Patricia Moloney (27:31), Caroline Dawdry (27:48), Claire Ryan (28:35) and Colette Alley (29:28). Elaine Murphy completed the 10k race in 53:47.

Juvenile Cross Country
Two Dundrum AC athletes represented Munster at the National Even Age Juvenile Cross Country Championships. Millie Kelly finished 26th in the girls under 12 race. The sixth scorer for Munster was 24th and they won the silver provincial medals.
Shane Buckley ran a blinder to finish 5th and second scorer on the Munster team in the boys under 12 race.
Eimear Loughman was the only Tipperary participant in the Junior Women’s race.

Memorial 10k
Fit4Life’s Jan O'Dwyer completed the Thomas Kent Memorial 10k in Castlelyons, Co. Cork, in 54:11.

Boxing fundraiser
Well done to Fit4Life’s Catriona Sadlier and Mary Shanahan who competed in the Cappawhite/Éire Óg Annacarty GAA boxing fundraiser. Catriona was victorious in her fight and Mary Shanahan was humble in her defeat.

4k series
Five Dundrum AC athletes took part in Clonmel AC’s O'Reilly Pharmacy 4k Series on 1st November. First home was 67th Christina Fryday (20:06), followed by 73rd Jan O'Dwyer (21:18), 84th Patricia Moloney (22:53), 89th Yvonne Heaney (23:25), 91st Martina Butler (23:48) and 124th Lorna Duggan (28:30). O
Six Dundrum AC athletes took part on 8th November. First home for the club was 36th Ali O'Connor (17:24) and was 3rd lady. Next was 72nd Christina Fryday (19:35), 83rd Jan O'Dwyer (21:03), 110th Patricia Moloney (23:13), 124th Martina Butler (24:48) and 145th Lorna Duggan (27:54).
Gareth McGlinchey had a great race to win in a time of 13:46 on 15th November. Ali O'Connor was 38th in 17:16 and Lorna Duggan was 130th in 27:12.
Four Dundrum AC athletes took part on 22nd November. First home for the club was 51st Christina Fryday (20:22), followed by 75th Patricia Moloney (22:20), 88th Martina Butler (23:32) and 107th Lorna Duggan (26:48).

Munster Masters
Four Dundrum AC athletes recently took part in the Munster Masters Cross Country Championship at the Cork Athletics Grounds, Riverstick. It was a tough course with plenty of hills and the underfoot wasn't great with plenty of mud. Gareth McGlinchey placed 18th overall and competed in the over 35 category where he placed 8th. There wasn't a club or county over 35 team.
Dermot Hayes had a superb race to place 7th overall and won gold in the over 50 category. James Ryan placed 39th overall and 4th over 50. Michael Moore placed 79th overall and 5th over 55.
Dermot, James and Michael won Gold in the over 50 club team event. Dermot and James were also on the over 50 county team that were the clear winners of the gold medals.

Juvenile Cross Country Championship
Hosted by Mooreabbey Milers, the Munster Uneven Age Juvenile Cross Country Championship was held in Galbally recently. Dundrum AC’s under 9 girls were first in action. Results included 39th Anna Butler, 45th Sophie Moynihan, 48th Belle Kelly, 55th Nessa Dwan, 73rd Clodagh Kilmartin and 84th Sarah Meehan. Anna, Sophie and Belle were all on the Tipperary scoring six but were out of the medals. The club team finished 7th.
In the boys under 9 contest, Dundrum AC’s Shay Carroll finished 25th and sixth scorer on the bronze medal winning Tipperary team. Harry O’Connor finished 63rd, 75th Conor O’Donnell and 103rd Jack Ferncombe. The club team came 11th.
Girls under 11 results included 66th Ruby Kelly, 76th Aisling De Cruis, 80th Emma Kingston, 98th Brid Quirke and 120th Niamh Buckley in a huge field of over 140 runners. The club team came 16th .
In the boys under 11, Dundrum AC’s Jack Heffernan finished 43rd and was sixth scorer on the Tipperary team that was out of the medals. Ryne Bargery came 72nd and Daniel Ryan 147th.
In the girls under 13 contest, Kate Ferncombe came home 6th and Millie Kelly 11th, with both winning individual bronze medals for top 12 finishes. Orla Ryan finished 18th, with all three starring on the Tipperary team that won bronze medals. Paula Quirke finished 77th in a field of 120 athletes. The club team came 5th.
In the boys under 13 race, Shane Buckley came 6th to win an individual bronze medal. He was third scorer on the Tipperary team who finished 2nd. Tadhg O’Donnell finished 90th and Tom O’Driscoll 91st.
Stephen McDonald finished 40th in the boys under 17 race.

Senior Cross Country
Hosted by Mooreabbey Milers, the Munster Senior Cross Country Championship was held in Galbally recently. Three of Dundrum AC’s four athletes had run the course a month ago for the County Intermediate Cross Country. Conditions were better on this occasion but still challenging. Club results included 7th Kevin Moore who was the 2nd Tipperary man home, 24th Gareth McGlinchey, 25th Dermot Hayes and 33rd Colm Bradshaw. The four Dundrum AC athletes combined to finish 4th club team. Kevin, Gareth and Dermot were on the county team that won bronze medals.

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