European XC in Bulgaria

Well done Isabel on your great performance at the European XC in Bulgaria. Isabel came home in 52nd place overall and was 3rd of the Irish finishers. A great experience.

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2014 European Cross Country Championships. This is a great honour for Isabel to represent her country on the European stage. We also extend our warmest wishes to our former member Rhona Pierce who will also be competing. Its great to see 2 Skerries girls mixing it with the best of Europe! Go IRELAND!!

National Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships

The National Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships took place in bitterly cold conditions in Santry yesterday. Although underfoot conditions were favourable the athletes had to contend with a biting cold wind. Performance of the day from Laura Costello in the girls u19 race. Laura who is most notably renowned for her sprinting ability has been making great strides over the country over the past few months. She had an excellent run over the 4k course coming home in 20th position and 3rd scorer on the Dublin team who were silver medalists. Orla Bollard finished in 26th place and 4th scorer for Dublin. In the girls u17 race also over 4k Eibhlin McCarthy who stepped up in age group was first of the Skerries girls home in 45th place, closely followed by Eryn Devine 47th with Aoimhe Downey 91st and Sive Duncan 95th. Lorcan Devine in the boys u11 finished mid pack in 90th place in a field of 170 athletes. Well done to all. That brings the curtain down on a very successful Cross Country season and we look forward to the schools competition beginning in January.

Final League race in Tymon Park

Well done to all the athletes who turned out to the fourth and final League race in Tymon Park on Sunday. Great performances from the Skerries troupe with highlight of the day coming courtesy of Moses O’Brien in the u10 race recording a fine win. Full results as follows:

u9 Girls:
11th Nicole Hackett
12th Chloe Ericson
16th Shauna Prior

u9 Boys:
10th Cillian Emmett
17th Sam Kingsnorth
u10 Boys:
1st Moses O’Brien

u10 Girls:
15th Natasha Byrne

u11 Boys:
4th Lorcan Devine
7th Ethan Shannon
17th Paul Byrne
23rd Charlie Naessens

u12 Girls:
7th Kate Naessens
8th Ella Kingsnorth
17th Ciara Prior
24th Ella Walsh

u12 Boys:
3rd Joshua Ericson
18th Charlie Hackett

u13 Girls:
19th Kerrie Costello

u13 Boys:
10th John Fanning

u14 Girls:
5th Anna Prior
7th Ellen Walsh
8th Anna Calvez

u14 Boys:
15th Stephen Byrne

u16 Girls:
2nd Eibhlin McCarthy

u16 Boys:
4th Conor Tuck

u17 Girls:
1st Eryn Devine
3rd Aoimhe Downey

u18 Girls:
2nd Laura Costello
3rd Aine McCarthy