Friday, January 27, 2017

North Leinster Schools XC

The ALSAA sports complex hosted the North Leinster schools cross country championships today

Aimee Doherty stamped her authority on the minor girls race right from the gun and ran out a convincing winner by  over 50m. It was great to see her back to her brilliant best. Next up was Tom Kilgannon and Fionn Drummond in the minor boys. Both lads put in fine runs with Tom finishing 5th and Fionn 19th in a high class field

Marcus Clarke showed he is returning to full fitness after a recent injury when finishing just outside of the individual medals in 5th while Matthew Hayes was 18th. Rafael McCaffrey, KevinDat Conway and Matthew Buckley all gave it everything and battled all the way to the finishing line in the intermediate Boys.

Aine O Connor was our lone competitor in the senior girls and after her trademark aggressive start, she finished just outside the medals in 7th. Philip Marron , who had been under the weather with a heavy cold  all week ran a cagey race to secure 5th in the senior boys and ensure qualification for the Leinster school championships next month. Also qualifying for this race was Ciaran Quinn who nailed down the final qualification spot with a tremendous effort over the final circuit

Well done to everyone

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