Golden Corbett Takes Leinster Intermediate Crown

Niamh Corbett won the Leinster Intermediate Cross Country title with an exciting sprint finish to beat Emily Grennan of Tullamore Harriers by two seconds.

It was a very encouraging and exciting day for Corbett and the women’s team. Orla Gilheany 19th and Sinead Currie 21st produced strong runs.

There was no medal unfortunately has the team had no fourth scorer, though laying foundations for a strong follow-up through 2020.

In the Masters Women race, Sarah Quigley finished fourth overall, taking bronze in the 0/40 category. Combining with Zoe Quinn (23rd) and Louise Keogh (45th) the team finished eighth. Also performing strongly was Rachel Ormrod.

In the Masters Women 50 category, Jenny Colbert finished fifth and Patricia O’Cleirigh ninth.

The Men’s Intermediate team captured a very successful silver with Robert Frewen eighth, Brian Sexton (15th), Joe McCracken (17th) and Martin McKenna (18th).

The men’s team captured silver with 58 points five points clear of Tullamore Harriers. Mullingar Harriers won out with 39 points.

Graham O’Dwyer was unlucky not to make the scoring team after a very successful run to finish 22nd.

In the Leinster masters championship Des Kennedy finished fourth overall taking gold in the O/50 category.

The Men’s O/35 team took silver, led home by Brian Leahy (ninth), Ian Conroy (10th), David Kirwin (13th) and Ian McConkey (19th).

There was also silver for the Men’s O/50, Kennedy first place O/50 combined with category places of Mick Boyle (fourth) and Mick Gygax (27th) gave the team a total of 32 points, level with Mullingar Harriers as the mainlanders took gold on countback.

Also competing were Mick Kehoe (79th), Gary Aylward (81st) and Donald Quinn (90th).