Golden Masters On Display

Raheny Shamrock took home nine gold, seven silver and one bronze medal from today’s Dublin Masters Cross Country championship held in St. Anne’s Park.

The Men’s 35 team took gold with a total of 44 points, one point clear of Rathfarnham WSAF. The team was Ian Conroy seventh, David Kirwan 11th, Brian Leahy 12th and Ciaran McCarthy 13th.

The men’s 50+ team took gold with 220 points 116 points clear of Donore Harriers. The team was Des Kennedy sixth, Mick Boyle 46th, Eoin Brady 56th and Gary Aylward 112.

Countback denied the women’s 35 team gold as the team of Kate Purcell (second), Sarah Quigley (fourth), Mary Walsh (seventh) and Ann Marie Woods 31st scored 44 points.

Sportsworld’s fourth scorer came home in 25th place meaning the gold medal went to Terenure on count back.

While the 50+ team of Annette Kealy (third), Siobhan McArdle (26th), Orla Gormley (51st) and Jenny Colbert (85) totalled 165 points.

In the Over-35 category Kate Purcell took silver, finishing second overall, others who ran were Eibhlin Eviston 56th, Norah Kobusingye 60th, Sinead McArdle 105th, Orla Lambe 128th and Melanie Hearns 154th

In the over-40 category Sarah Quigley took gold finishing ninth overall with Ann Marie Woods 31st, Caitriona Costello 47th, Helen Carr 53rd, Louise Keogh 59th, Maura Lynskey 96th, Denise Kelleher 100th, Rachel Ormrod 113th, Nicola Mooney 118th, Angela Charlton 112th and Orla McElhinney 144.

In the over-45’s Mary Walsh took silver and seventh overall with Amanda Langan 126th.

Annette Kealy won the over 50 category with Siobhan McArdle fourth and 26th overall. Jenny Colbert finished 85th, Caroline Farrelly 86th, Patricia O’Cleirigh 119th, Deirdre O’Dwyer 127th and Brighid Smyth 163rd.

In the over-55 category Orla Gormley took silver finished 51st and Geraldine McGonagle finished 93rd. Bernie Kearns ran in the over-60 catergory.

While Mary Lynch gold and Patricia Lorrigan silver took silver in the over-65’s with June Comiskey taking over-70 gold.

In the men’s over 35 category Ian Conroy took seventh place followed by Michael McMahon 18th, Ian McConkey 23rd, Eoin Connolly 54th, Andy Kelly 74th, Derek Nolan 93rd, Alan McCarthy 114th and Padraic Mullins 204th.

In the over-40 category David Kirwin took gold finishing 11th overall with Brian Leahy taking silver finishing 12th overall.

Others who ran were Davey Duane 62nd, Rory O’Sullivan 65th, Seanie Hanah 101st, Wes Grant 147th, Ruari McArdle 164th, Philip Keogh 258th.

In the over-45 category Ciaran McCarthy took bronze finishing 13th overall. Others who ran were Mark McComish 109th, Keith Fleming 124th.

David McDonnell 136th, Eric Champ 149th, Niall Power 150th, Cathal Collier 218th.

In the over-50 category Des Kennedy took gold finishing sixth overall followed by Mick Boyle 46th, Eoin Brady 56th, Colm Kernan 134th.

Michael Kehoe 157th, David O’Hara, Tommy Crampton 193rd, Brian McWeeney 202nd, Roberto Romano 206th, Dan Wallace 262nd.

In the O/55 Gary Aylward finished 112nd, Michael Gygax 119th, Dave Feeney 180th, Denis Murphy 196th, Philip McGovern 209th, Jim Keogh 233rd, Martin Kerrigan 272th.

In the over-60 category Mick Martin finished 60th and Gerry Abraham competed in the over-65 category.