Monday, September 29, 2008

Results - Kildare XC Championships 28th Sept 2008

The Cross Country Championships saw some of our new members compete for the first time. The girls U10 team, made up of
Fina Hayes,
Carragh Hayes,
Rachel McMahon,
Ailbhe Nolan,
Caoimhe Murphy,
Labhaoise Collins
and Emily Gallagher

ran well and finished a very respectable 4th in the team event, all the girls managed to smile when they got their breath back.

Next up was the girls U12 team, unfortunately for Niamh Kane the rest of the team did not show up. Niamh did the best she could and finished a very respectable 9th overall.

The Boys u12 team were next and for some of the boys it was their first taste of competition. Team members;
Sean Flanagan,
Conall Hayes,
Darragh Nolan,
Fiachra O'Boyle,
Adam Garland,
Tim Garland and
Patrick Flanagan.

The boys were up against fierce competition from Eire Óg AC, Sean Finshed in Second place followed by Patrick 8th, Conall 13th and Darragh 18th, they took silver in the team event so well done to Fiachra, Tim and Adam for bringing the team home.

Girls U14 team memers;
Roisín Flanagan,
Jennifer McMahon,
Ciara McMahon
and Emma Brady.

The team had a tough race Roisín was the first home in 14th place, followed closely by Ciara, Emma and Jennifer. The girls took the bronze medal in the team event.

Girls U16 didn't have a team so Aoife Donnan and Ashling Brady made their way to the start line, there were a few nerves but they got off to a great start and both girls ran a good 2k. Ashling finished in 4th place, followed by Aoife who picked off 4 other athletes in the closing 150m to finish in 7th place.

Connor Murphy (U16 3k), Connor ran a very tatictal race and didn't let the competition phase him. After 2k he was in 3rd place, he then made his move and moved into 1st place winning the race in style.

Erica Dixon (U18 3k), Erica ran well and looked very comfortable, in the closing 200m she made her move and went from 4th to 2nd position. All in all a great day.

Many thanks to the parents who attended on the day to lend support and cheer their athletes on. Apologies to those who ended up in Crookstown -

The next meeting in this series is on Sunday 12th in Kilcock. I hope that we will see more athletes competing on the day. Competition ages U9,U11,U13,U15,U17,u19, Masters Men & women.

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