The Meath Primary Schools Cross Country was held last Friday at Fairyhouse Racecourse. We had a great turnout from the local Schools and our club athletes were prominent in both individual and team events on the day. Laura Kelly representing St. Pauls had a great run finishing 2nd in the girls 1st & 2nd class event, her club mate Niamh Murray impressed also finishing in 3rd position. St. Pauls NS finished 2nd and Ratoath NS took the bronze in the team event. In the boys 1st & 2nd class race, new club member Christopher Dunne had a great race to take gold for Ratoath NS, he was followed in by Cian Crawford in 4th and Mark Wallace 11th, Ratoath NS also won the boys team event.
In the girls 3rd & 4th class race we had a 1,2 3 for the Club with Aoife Rutherford and Aimee Doherty 1st and 2nd for St. Paul's NS and Sophie Quinn 3rd for St. Andrew’s NS Curragha. Curragha won gold in the team event, with St. Pauls NS 2nd and Rathbeggan NS 3rd. In the boys event Tom Kilgannon had another good run finishing 2nd for Ratoath NS and he led his team to 2nd place in the team competition. Fionn Drummond Rathbeggan NS finished 17th.
In the 5th & 6th class event, Karen Hayes finished 3rd for Ratoath NS, with club mates Ivie Okome, Rachel McPartlin and Maria Rogers finishing in 22nd,26th and 33rd which was good enough to take the bronze in the team event. Lili and Sophie O' Connor finished 10th and 11th and their Trim School finished 2nd in the team event. Matthew Buckley who is more accustomed to the shorter distances had a terrific run to win the boys event for St. Paul’s NS.
Thanks to all who helped out on the day and thanks to Tommy Boshell and Paddy Mangan who set up the course.