O’Donoghue Makes It Two In A Row

Joseph O’Donoghue repeated a domineering performance for the second week in a row to win round six of the Lord Mayor of Raheny series.

O’Donogue ran a flat 10 minutes for the two mile race held in calm conditions. Simon Devenney took second place in 10 minutes 29 seconds.

Arnaud Bejacar of Liffey Valley was third man home, some 10 seconds behind Devenney.

Ailis Murtagh added a sharp victory in the ladies race to her national under 19 3,000 metre silver medal taking eighth place over all in 11 minutes 30 seconds.

Dublin Bay Runners Zoey Quinn took seconds place just 13 seconds behind Murtagh with Orla Manley taking third place in clocking 12 minutes seven seconds in a very competitive ladies race.

The Category winners were;

Jnr Not Contested Jamie Sheridan – Raheny Shamrock – 11:29
35 Ann Marie Woods – Raheny Shamrock – 12:29 John Clarke – Raheny Shamrock – 11:22
40 Elaine McNulty – Raheny Shamrock – 12:38 Terry Keogh – Raheny Shamrock – 10:55
45 Cherie Hyland – Raheny Shamrock – 14:28 Eamonn Traynor – Raheny Shamrock – 10:56
50 Una Cherry – Raheny Shamrock – 14:35 Eddie McGrath – Liffey Valley -12:11
55 Helen O’Shaughnessy – New Zealand – 14:48 John Fennell – Raheny Shamrock – 12:18
60 Patricia Lorigan – Raheny Shamrock – 16:58 Davy Byrne – Unattached – 13:26
65 Anne Reede – Raheny Shamrock – 15:33 Dave Brady – Raheny Shamrock – 15:49
75 Not Contested John Fitzsimmons – Crusaders – 17:44

N.B. Ailis Murtagh promoted to senior race winner from junior category.

N.B.B. Arnaud Benjacar promoted to bronze from M45 category.

Before the race a presentation was made to coaches Brian Corcoran and Kay Bannon as their athlete’s prepare to take part in international competition by club President Paddy Noonan.

Brian is coach to Orla Comerford who will compete in the Para-World Athletics Championships, London 2017 on Monday.

Kay is coach to Mark Smyth who competed in the European Team Championships last month and will compete in the European Under 20 championships, Grosseto 2017 later this month.

Mark’s mother Mary Purdue-Smyth was also presented with flowers ahead of taking part in the race.

Afterward Brian Corcoran presented the prizes to all race and category winners.

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