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.