AAI Inter Club Cross Country Championships Santry Park, Dublin 1st March, 2009 Senior Men – 12km40th Kilgannon, Phil 42.5147th O’Connell, Paul 43.4661st Mc Entee, Ed 45.3567th Duffy, Paul 46.2468th Merrick, Ronan 46.4076th Cunningham, Michael 48.21 The Mens Team got bronze medals in grade B! Senior Women – 8km7th Brady, Aoife 31.4715th Darcy, Lucy 32.4822nd Wilson, Jean 33.3336th Madigan, Adel 35.5537th Bergin, Stephanie 36.14 The Ladies Team finished 4th in the Grade A group! Junior Men – 8km42nd Wall, Sean 31.07 Full Results: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=5843 Meet & Train – Final Winter League Race Irishtown, 1st March, 2009 4th 14.06 Orlagh Jordan5th 14:10 Louise Bruton9th 14.19 Orlagh Fleming10th 14.23 Catherine O’Neill11th 14.28 Ann Higgins17th 14:50 Susan McDonnell18th 13:26 Irene O’Connor20th 15:00 Breda Browne21st 15.04 Eileen Dalton27th 15.35 Ann Sweeney31st 15.46 Mary Dawson34th 15:50 Tara Quirke36th 16.08 Aileen Melody41st 16.26 Kim Masuda42nd 16:31 Claire Harrington50th 17.56 Laurence Delair55th 18.58 Petrina Mulroe61st 21.35 Yvonne Callis Overall Team Results:DIAMOND 1st Sportsworld A4th Sportsworld BGOLD 1st Sportsworld CSILVER 1st Sportsworld D4th Sportsworld F Full Details: http://www.womensmeetandtrain.blogspot.com/ IMRA Trooperstown 28th February, 2009 15th Paul Mitchell 48:0827th Jakub Splawski 50.4228th James Shanahan 50.5434th Colm Kennedy 52.2342nd William Greensmyth 53.5143rd Eoin O’Brien 53.5344th Liam Mcfadden 54.0690th John Fitzgerald 63.57118th Charlie O’Connell 78.37 Full Results: http://www.imra.ie/events/view/tab/results/id/582/
Classy Runner Within the last 2 weeks Aoife Brady has proved to be a fantastic all-round athlete. First of on 8th February 2009. We had the Irish Indoor championships. Aoife ran in the 1500m but unfortunately just missed out on the medals and finish in fourth place. The following day Aoife ran the 3,000m and collected a Bronze medal. This is Sportsworld first indoor track medal and we are very proud of Aoife. The following week we all headed over to Tymon Park for the Cross County Championships. Aoife continued to put in a brilliant preformance when running the Intermediate 4,000m. Aoife took an early lead, she held the lead and finish very stongly winning herself a gold medal for individual section. Well Done Aoife. Also in the Indoors we had Crona Brady who ran in the 800m and finish in a great time of 2.25.42. Well done Crona. Crona has improved greatly this year and seems to be following in her sister footsteps. So watch out for this name ha. Sportsworld had a fantastic day out in Tymon park bringing medals home left right and centre. Check out the results below. Woodies DIY Cross County Championships 15/02/09 Master Men 7,000mCharlie O’Connell had a great run and finished in at time of 41.57. Intermediate MenEd McEntee 44th place time of 36.03,Ronan Merrick 47th 36.06,Paul Duffy 57th place time 36.53,Michael Cunningham 72th place time 37.40, Kieran Lynch 87th place time of 38.59, Paul Mitchell place 97th time of 40.33. This race was highly competitive with the winner Sean Hehir Rathfarnham in a time of 32.14. Master Women 4,000mLucy Darcy 7th place time of 15.27, Rachel Morgan place 9th time of 15.40, Helen White place 25th time [...]
National Novice Cross Country, Ballyheise, 7 December 2008 And so to it, the last cross country endeavour for 2008. Following the harrowing experiences of Avondale and Abbeyleix, Ballyheise in the heart of Cavan was the location selected to host the National Novice XC. Arriving at the arena in Ballyheise, we were confronted by a biting cold in the air and the sight of little kids bawling their eyes out, others with icepacks strapped to ankles and even one poor misfortunate being stretchered out with a neck brace and oxygen mask. It was clear we were a long long way from La Santa. Sean Wall was the first of the Sportsworld participants to face the course. In the Under-19 race, a gruelling 6k race, in which young Waller admirably held his own, stepping up an age class to compete. The ladies’ novice race was the next to feature Sportsworld runners. At a distance of 3k, this race went off with a ferocious pace around the course and the Sportsworld team quickly got into their stride. Lorna Quinn, Mary Finn, Crona Brady, Stephanie Bergin and debutante Catherine O’Neill all put in strong performances. Both Lorna and Stephanie also ran on the Dublin side while Crona wore the green and gold of Meath. The men’s novice race was the last race of the day. The Sportsworld team of Ronan Merrick, Ed McEntee, Michael Cunningham, Colin Bolger, Paul Duffy, Paul Mitchell and Will Greensmyth faced into six laps of the course, by now well churned with knee-deep mud after the previous races. The Sportsworld gents dug deep and got around with some exceptional performances. Worthy of particular note is that of Ronan Merrick whose top form this season continued [...]
Leinster Intermediate – 9th November 2008 November 9th saw the annual meeting of the Leinster Intermediate CC Races, which was held in a mud bath at Heywood College Abbeyleix Co. Laois. We knew that it was going to be a tough day from the start, when the parking man stop us at the gate saying ‘I think lads ya may park here, the auld field up above is gone soft’, and can I have 5 Euro each as well!. Well the parking man wasn’t lying, the course didn’t have a blade of grass which makes the performance of our Ladies team remarkable. The Girls team brought home the first gold of the cross country season. Well done to Aoife & Crona Brady, Stephney Bergan & Lisa Dowling. Aoife season is going from strength to strength & she took 1st place to boot. Even at that the twins weren’t finished clearing the place out of medals. They also picked up Gold for Meath in the county competition. The lads were up next and they had the pleasure of 5 laps in the cold icy blustery conditions. But what else would you be doing on your Sundays, I even heard one of the lads saying the harder the better. But I’m soft & I taught that its was a day beside the fire. Despite the Conditions Ronan Merrick & Ed McEntee battled on to claim 11th & 16th overall. Next in Micky Cunningham marched in 24th spot. Paul Mitchell, James Shanahan. Will & Paul Duffy also had a go & the team as a whole just missed out on a bronze medal. However lads our day will come again. Race report by Paul Duffy.
Photo’s and results from the Dublin Senior CC 2008 in st anne’s park, raheny. The full online results are here.