Bronze Men’s Relay As Shamrock’s Come Out On Top

The Raheny Shamrock men’s team built a big bronze statute at the national road relays yesterday.

A sterling performance saw the men’s team take bronze as Raheny Shamrock were declared club team in the championship.

The senior men’s team took bronze with silver for both the women’s masters 35 and 50’s team. While the men’s 35 team took gold!

The day began with the women’s master’s race comprising both the O/35 and O/50 races.

A very strong performance from the Sportsworld who took gold, however a very strong Raheny performance drew silver with Fiona Roche, Kate Purcell and Siobhan Eviston taking the silver.

MSB took bronze. While the B team of Zoe Quinn, Carmel Ward and Mary Walsh were an impressive eighth.

The women’s 50 team secured a very impressive silver medal, the team of Brid Ni Chonaill, Annette Kealy and Marie Dolan behind a strong Ennis Track club team and ahead of road relay specialists Finn Valley.

The senior women’s gave a very brave performance and finished in the most heart breaking of positions in fourth place.

DSD crossed the liffey to produce their strongest road relay performance in six years to take the  championship for the fifth time.

While Tullamore Harriers produced their best ever performance to take silver ahead of a much fancied UCD team.

The women’s team missing out on a medal by just seven seconds. The team was  Lucy Barrett, Niamh Kearney and Iseult O’Donnell

While there was good performances from the Raheny Shamrock B team of Caroline Kavanagh, Aine Crimin and Ella Beck in 17th place. While the C team of Cloadagh Foley, Orlaith Smyth, Orla Gilheaney finished 23rd.

There was heart break also for the Men’s masters 50 team of Niall power, Terry Keogh and Dave Woods who finished fourth. Whereas the B team of Keith Fleming, Mick Keogh, Mick Traynor took 12th place.

Indeed it was the Men’s 35 team who were celebrating an excellent gold medal David Kirwin firing out a good first leg to be followed by Kieran Kelly and a brilliant final run by Aidan Jones.

The men has some 30+ seconds to spare on Clonliffe Harriers with Drogheda & district third. There was a very good performance from the Raheny Shamrock B team of Rory O’Sullivan, David Jackson, and Niall O’Neill in sixth place.

While the C team of Brian Sexton, Alan Foley and John Clarke took a solid 12th place.

The final race of the day was an intriguing senior men’s battle.

Cillian Kirwan and Kieran Kelly put the team in a very strong position. However Clonliffe produced the experience international and former AXA Raheny 5 winner Effrem Gidey.

Shane Spring and Juan Ignacio Pena to secure bronze behind Clonliffe and a strong Ennis Track team. The first time since 2021 the men have made the podium.

In a very competitive race, there was good perormances from the B team of Marcus O’Sullivan, Eoin O’Dwyer, Rob Frewan and Kevin Byrne in 18th place and the C team of Dylan O’Brien, Seamus O’Malley, Graham O’Dwyer and Ciaran Doherty in 25th.

The results saw Raheny Shamrock retain the Paddy Boland cup as the best team of the championship four medals and a further two top five’s.