The All Ireland juvenile inter-county cross country relay championships were held in Tullamore today (24th February) over a flat and dry 500m circuit. Ratoath A/C had a total of 3 athletes competing.
First up was Karen Hayes who got the Meath u 12 girls off to a good start but after a closely contested race, the Meath team finished just outside the medals in 4th. The boys u 14 team included Cormac Butler and Alex Hunter from Ratoath and both produced great runs to secure a team bronze medal. Cormac ran as though his life depended on it and put in a storming run on the penultimate leg to bring the team up to 3rd while Alex held off the challenge of a determined Donegal team in a pulsating finish.