Sunday, November 10, 2013

Leinster Un-Even Ages Cross Country Championships

                                         Girls U11-Leinster 
                                Cross Country Champions

Ratoath Ac had some great results at the Leinster un-even ages cross country held today at Adamastown, Co. Wexford. The girls U11 team of Aimee Doherty, Ella Healy, Aoife Rutherford and Lili O Connor took the Leinster Club Title with a score of 72 points, with Kilkenny City Harriers 2nd and Mullingar Harriers in 3rd. The Ratoath girls also took silver in the Counties event combining with Ciara Smyth- Cushinstown Ac and Doireann NiFhlatharta- Dunboyne Ac.
Tom Kilgannon, Matthew Hayes and Kyle Witter took part in the U11 boy’s event, Tom put in a good run finishing 19th, Matthew also put in a strong run in his first Leinster’s finishing 62nd.  Kyle Witter who was moving up an age was very unfortunate suffering a fall at the start of the race and got spiked in the process, but Kyle showed true guts and determination got back on his feet to finish the race.
Karen Hayes put in a good performance in the girls u13 2500m finishing 22nd, as did Aine O’ Connor who finished 16th in the girls u15 3500m and was the 4th girl home for Meath who finished 2nd in the counties event.
Alex Hunter- Ratoath Ac put in another good run to finish 4th in the boys U15-3500m, the race being won by Alan Monaghan from Bohermeen in impressive style, the Meath team stormed to victory in the counties event with 5 out of their first six point scorers finishing in the top 12. Gareth Doyle finished 56th and Cormac and Pierce Butler 81st and 82nd respectively.
Deirdre Healy (Ratoath Ac) took silver in the girls U17 4000m to add to her gold from 2 weeks ago in the U18 even ages Leinster Championships, Deirdre had a great run in a high quality field and she looks to be getting stronger event by event. Philip Marron running up and age finished 17th in the Boys U17 5000m and Ciaran McCarty finished 37th.
Best of luck to all athletes who have qualified for the All Ireland’s on December 15th in Waterford I.T.

More pictures to follow in the coming days.

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