Kevin Dooney got his Cross Country season off to an intriguing start taking second place in the Athletics Ireland Autumn Open Cross Country.
Dooney was just 36 seconds off winner Sean Tobin with a second Raheny man crossing the line in fifth place as Brian Fay finished 20 seconds down on Dooney.
In the senior women’s race Karen Crossan, Orla Manley got their season under way with top 30 finishes, followed by Blaithin Sheil, Camille Mortamet and Laura Brennan.
In the master’s category, Annette Kealy took sixth place in the race overall taking the first over 50 prize.
Others who ran were, Zoe Quinn, Orla Gormley, Adrienne Atkins, Ray Linn, June Comiskey and Patrick Beauchamp.