National Even Ages XC

The National Even Ages XC took place on Sunday in Dundalk IT. Thankfully the sun stayed out for the duration of the days proceedings. First off was the girls u12 race over 2000m with no fewer than 167 athletes. The course was relatively flat with a few steep hills thrown in for good measure, however the underfoot conditions were energy sapping to say the least. Vita O’Brien and Kate Naessens who have both been running for less than 12 months and in their first National Championships put in excellent performances with Vita coming home in 37th place and Kate 82nd. Vita was also the 4th scorer for Dublin team who won Intercounty silver medals. Next off were the boys u12 over the same distance, Joshua Ericson despite being with the leading pack from the off, took a nasty hit and suffered a fall and despite getting up and trying to continue unfortunately had to withdraw from the race with 800m to go. Oliver McQuaid was first of the Skerries boys home in 128th place followed Hugh Lawlor 135th, Joe May 140th, Lorcan Devine 143rd and Sean Emmett 155th. We had a wait of an hour or so before the next set of Skerries athletes took to the off in the girls u18/Junior combined race over 4000m. In the u18 race Isabel Carron was first of the girls home in 4th place followed by Laura Costello 36th, Eryn Devine 43rd, Aoimhe Downey 54th, Aine McCarthy 60th and Ellen Tuck 66th. Orla Bollard placed 23rd in the Junior girls race. Well done to all.

National Juvenile Even Ages XC

at Dundalk Institute of Technology

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Wishing the best of luck to all the athletes from Skerries AC who will be competing on Sunday. Girls u12 Vita O’Brien and Kate Naessens. Boys u12 Joshua Ericson, Oliver McQuaid, Hugh Lawlor, Lorcan Devine, Seam Emmett. Girls u18 Isabel Carron, Eryn Devine, Laura Costello, Aoimhe Downey, Aine McCarthy, Ellen Tuck and Junior women Orla Bollard.

Dublin Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships in Santry

Results from yesterdays Dublin Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships in Santry. Congrats to all those who competed and to those who won individual and team medals. Individual medals were won by Cillian Emmett (11th u9), Lorcan Devine (5th u11), Stephen O’Connor (12th u15). The u17 girls bagged team silver medals with an impressive win by Isabel Carron, followed by Eibhlin McCarthy 10th, Eryn Devine 11th, Aoimhe Downey 14th and Sive Duncan 15th. Orla Bollard and Laura Costello in the combined u19/Junior womens race were 8th and 11th respectively.
Full results below:
u9 Girls
15th Nicole Hackett
16th Shauna Prior
23rd Keva Ndjatang
38th Laura Woods

u9 Boys
11th Cillian Emmett
35th Tadhg McCaughey

u11 Boys
5th Lorcan Devine
14th Ethan Shannon
40th Paul Byrne

u13 Girls
14th Lily Heaney
26th Lottie Simons
28th Ella Kingsnorth
46th Kerrie Costello
49th Ailbhe Kennedy

u13 Boys
20th John Fanning

u15 Girls
17th Mairead Ni Chleirigh
18th Anna Prior
26th Orla Thompson

u15 Boys
12th Stephen O’Connor

u17 Girls
1st Isabel Carron
10th Eibhlin McCarthy
11th eryn Devine
14th Aoimhe Downey
15th Sive Duncan

u19 Girls
8th Orla Bollard
11th Laura Costello