Round 2 of the juvenile Spring Series

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Round 2 of the juvenile Spring Series took place on the beach in Skerries yesterday morning. Despite a few squally showers the weather for the most part remained dry with the sun trying its best to breakthrough on a number of occasions. As hosts for the days events we welcomed athletes from Clonliffe Harriers AC
, Portmarnock AC, Lusk AC and Celtic DCH and had in the region of 200 competitors from u8s up to u16s. Well done to everyone who competed and a special word of thanks to the parents and coaches who helped in any way from making teas and coffees, to bringing goodies and baking homemade treats, to those who helped build the course and those who marshalled as well as the coaches who helped with warming up the athletes.Thank you also to Noel Guiden from Clonliffe Harriers for his excellent action shots of the athletes which can be viewed on link below.
Another successful Skerries Beach Race enjoyed by all!!

Results:
u8 Girls 300m:
1st Mary McKenna – Lusk
2nd Aoife Curley – Lusk
3rd Aoibhinn Donoghue – Lusk

u8 Boys 300m:
1st Dara Kilduff – Lusk
2nd Jack McDonald – Clonliffe
3rd Hugo May – Skerries

u10 Girls 600m:
1st Nicole Hackett – Skerries
2nd Shauna Prior – Skerries
3rd Laura Woods – Skerries

u10 Boys 600m:
1st Daniel Coleman – Clonliffe
2nd Cian O’Hare – Clonliffe
3rd Darragh Payne – Skerries

u12 Girls 900m:
1st Alex Corr – Celtic
2nd Daphney Ndjatang – Skerries
3rd Cara McNally – Lusk

u12 Boys 900m:
1st Brogan McCloskey – Lusk
2nd Michael Coleman – Clonliffe
3rd Jonathon Fitzsimons – Clonliffe

u14 Girls 1200m:
1st Ella Browne – Clonliffe
2nd Katie Halpin – Lusk
3rd Lottie Simons – Skerries

u14 Boys 1200m:
1st Mark Kavanagh – Clonliffe
2nd Joshua Ericson – Skerries
3rd Oliver McQuaid – Skerries

u16 Girls 1200m:
1st Hannah Browne – Clonliffe
2nd Mairead Ní Chleirígh – Skerries
3rd Cliona Cooley – Clonliffe

u16 Boys:
1st Aaron Cullen – Clonliffe
2nd Stephen Cashin – Clonliffe
3rd Ben Guiden – Clonliffe

Round 1 of the Juvenile Spring Series

Round 1 of the Juvenile Spring Series got off to a flying start yesterday in Morton Stadium, Santry hosted by Clonliffe Harriers AC
. We even had the added bonus of beautiful Spring sunshine. Skerries AC turned out in huge numbers for the first round of this very popular Inter Club Spring Series, with around 50 young boys and girls from the club taking part. For many of the athletes this was their very first time to run competitively and they all did themselves proud in particular the girls u15 race who had to contend with a difficult 1000m round the track. No mean feat for the girls who have only joined the club in the past few weeks. Well done Leah and Mia. Indeed there were many inspiring performances over the age groups. Well done to everyone who turned out, to all the coaches and parents for their help in warming up the athletes. Thank you to the hosts Clonliffe Harriers for organising a very enjoyable mornings racing and for the great action shots These can be viewed on the Clonliffe website. We look forward to our now world famous beach race on Sunday March 29th.
Top 5 finishes from Skerries athletes as follows:

Mixed race u7 200m:
3rd Karen Ndjatang
u9 Girls 300m:
3rd Tara Naessens

u9 Boys 300m:
1st Zion Diamond Ebs
4th Ruben O’Brien
5th Sean O’Cuin

u11 Girls 600m:
1st Daphney Ndjatang
4th Ellie Carr

u11 Boys 600m:
4th Moses O’Brien

u13 Girls 800m:
Heat 1- 2nd Holy Diamond Ebs, 4th Kate Naessens
Heat 2- 3rd Vita O’Brien
Heat 3- 5th Faye McGloughlin

u13 Boys 800m:
2nd Oliver McQuaid
4th Lorcan Devine

u15 Girls 1000m:
5th Rapha Diamond Ebs

u17 Boys 1500m:
2nd Stephen O’Connor

All-Ireland Schools CC Championships

Well done to Ruby, Rapha, Laura and Orla who had excellent performances in yesterdays All-Ireland Schools CC Championships. In the minor girls race, Ruby finished a very credible 20th place overall, while Rapha came home in 70th position. In the Senior girls race, Laura Costello placed 22nd followed closely by Orla Bollard in 26th place in a high quality field of athletes. A special word of Congratulations to our former athlete Rhona Pierce (St. Angela’s, Cork) who took a well deserved victory in the Senior Girls race.

National Inter Clubs

Laura Costello in action during yesterdays National Inter Clubs

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Congrats to our Junior womens team who won team bronze at yesterdays National Inter Clubs Cross Country in Kilbroney Park, Co. Down. Best wishes to Isabel, Orla, Laura, Eibhlin, Eryn and Aoimhe! Well done girls. Great performance by the girls with a few suffering from the ill effects of colds and flu over the past few weeks. Great to see Skerries fielding a team 😊