The Raheny Shamrock senior women’s team took Dublin cross country bronze in Santry Demense today.
Niamh Kearney led the team home in fourth place. DCH made it a 1-2-3 at the top of the field with Kearney coming home well clear of fifth place.
Fiona Roche made a welcome return to finish in eighth place with Lucy Barrett 13th and Orlaith Smith came home in 20th place to give the team 45 points. Sharon Keilty was the non-scoring member of the team in 22nd place.
DCH took gold with an impressive 17 points followed by DSD second with 35 points. Clonliffe finished in fourth place with 74 points.
The men’s team came home in a disappointing fifth place with David Rooney the first home in 13th place. Dylan O’Brien 26th, Barry Meehan 31st and Venga Meiazhagan in 38th place. The team totalled 108 points, some way off the medals.
Davey Duane 47th and Christopher Quaid 50th were the non-scoring members of the team.
For the record Clonliffe Harriers made five wins in a row with 16 points, with Rathfarnham WSAF second with 34 points and DSD third with 52 points.
There was better news for the men’s junior team who took bronze. The team of Marcus O’Sullivan 13th, Jamie Whelan 18th, Christian Finn 27th, Luiz-Ggilherme Maciel-Melo 28th.
Mark Salmon 29th and Giovanni Salvatore 36th were the two non-scoring members of the team.
In the junior ladies race Caroline Kavanagh took 17th place with Siomha Magee coming home 22nd.