Intermediate Women Take National Bronze

The Raheny Shamrock women’s cross country team took third place in the All-Ireland intermediate cross country championship in Avondale House, co.Wicklow.

Niamh Corbett was first home in ninth place with Orla Manley 22nd, Laura Brennan 25th and Sinead Currie 40th for a total of 96 points, just one clear of fourth place Donore Harriers.

Crusaders took gold with 63 and Sportsworld were second with 70.

In the men’s race Dylan O’Brien was first home in 35th place with Brian Sexton 53rd, Ian McConkey 54th and Martin McKenna 59th as the team finished ninth. Will Walsh took 67th place.

The master women’s 35 team took silver led home by over-35 gold medallist Kate Purcell with Sarah Quigley 19th, Zoe Quinn 44th, Mary Walsh 54th.

Others who ran were Ann Marie Woods 70th, Siobhan McArdle 97th, Orla Gormley 109th, Louise Keogh 13th, Jenny Colbert 128th, Orla Lambe 141st, Deirdre O’Dwyer 170, Melanie Hearns 178th.

Annette Kealy won the Over-50 gold medal leading the team to gold. The other scoring members were Siobhan McArdle 97, Orla Gormley 109 and Jenny Colbert 128. Deirdre O’Dwyer finished 170th.

In the master’s o/35 the team just missed out on the bronze medal finishing fourth. The team was Ian Conroy 15th, Ciaran McCarthy 19th, Brian Leahy 24th and David McDonnell 80th.

Others who ran were Michael Boyle 90th, Michael Kehoe 148th, Andy Kelly 182, Michael Gygax 184, Gary Alyward 189.

In the age group categories Ciaran McCarthy took bronze over 45, Des Kennedy won gold over 50.

Kennedy’s gold medal helped the men’s over 50 to gold as Kennedy had finished sixth overall!