Even though there were strict parking restrictions due to the heavy rain that fell throughout the week, it did not dampen spirits today in Abbotstown where the best of the best were taking part in the All Ireland Cross Country Championship. Huge crowds were on hand to cheer on these amazing athletes who have trained all year to be part of this massive event. Well done to all the athletes who took part today and to all the coaches who come out week after week to train and encourage them all on. And also the parents who travel the miles cheering them all on. It is all of you who make Ennis track Club the club it is today.
U12 Girls (178 athletes taking part today)
1st Emily Bolton Donore Harriers
2nd Isa McCarron Lagan Valley AC
3rd Sholah Lawrence Ace AC
An outstanding opening race for Faye Mannion finishing 7th, she was followed by Millie Watts in 13th position, Sophie Maher 16th, Mina Gomes 26th, Siobhan Healy 80th, Aoibhe O’Leary 159th. Ennis Track Club took pole position today with 62 points ahead of Bray Runners AC on 163 points and 3rd place going to Ratoath AC on 215 points. Clare also took 1st spot in the county points with 115 points ahead of Cork on 155 and Dublin on 199.
U12 Boys (172 athletes taking part today)
1st James Foot Bray Runners AC
2nd Finn Duignan St. Cronans AC
3rd Kevin Finn Nenagh Olympics AC
Well done to James Rochford finishing 17th, Aodan O’Lachtnain 56th, Ryan Kelly 79th, Jack Dilleen 80th, Odhran Perill 103rd, Kevin Noonan 113th. Ennis Track Club finished 4th on 232 points. Clare finished 1st for County team on 146 points (2,17,21,30,34,42)
U14 Girls (161 athletes taking part today)
1st Nicole Dinan Leevale Ac
2nd Saoirse Fitzgerald Lucan Harriers AC
3rd Sinead Walsh Tullamore Harriers
A sterling performance by Grace Rynne 23rd, Tara Carey 37th, Clodagh Carey 53rd, Nicole Keane 59th, Lucy Power 80th, Holly O’Boyle 99th. Well done each one of you. Ennis Track Club finished 5th on 172 points.
U14 Boys (164 athletes taking part today)
1st Sean Cronin Clonliffe Harriers
2nd Conor Murphy St Coca AC
3rd Thomas Bolton Donore Harriers
Well done to all the athletes who took part in the U14 Boys; Ben O’Halloran 39th, Harry Doherty 54th, Philip O’Connor 95th, Sean O’Loughlin 100th, Oisin Glynn 120th, Iarlaith McElroy 144th. Ennis Track Club finished 8th on 288 points.
U16 Girls (139 athletes taking part today)
1st Catherine Martin Loughview Ac
2nd Gara Williams Metro/StBrigits AC
3rd Kirsti Charlotte Foster Willowfield Harriers
A fabulous race by Neasa NiAinfein finishing 7th, Ella Mannion 55th, Michelle Healy 57th, Avril Lillis 70th, Alma Griffin 104th, Katie Arthur 112th. Ennis Track Club finished 6th on 195 points.
U16 Boys (128 athletes taking part today)
1st Dara Donoghue Lucan Harriers AC
2nd Joel Chambers Willowfield Harriers
3rd Myles Hewlett United Striders AC
A fabulous race by Niall Murphy finishing 15th, Cian O’Boyle 57th, Conor Faulkner 58th,Thomas McGuire 65th, Collin Ryan 77th, Cillian McElroy 85th. Ennis Track Club finished 5th on 189 points.
U18 Boys (105 athletes taking part today)
1st Dean Casey Ennis Track AC
2nd Adam Ferris St Malachy’s AC
3rd Mathew Lavery North Belfast Harriers AC 19:54
An unbelievable performance by Dean Casey finishing 1st in the U18 Boys. Congratulations to Mark Hanrahan 30th, Matthew Power 87th, John O’Donoghue 92nd, Jason O’Regan 99th, super performance by one and all.
U18 Girls (98 athletes taking part today)
1st Eimear Maher Dundrum South AC
2nd Niamh O’Mahoney An Riocht AC
3rd Una O’Brien Waterford Ac
Congratulations to Laura Healy finishing a very impressive 8th, following by Roisin Cahill 26th, Eva Carey 37th, Carla Griffin 51st, Ella Doherty 56th, Roise NiLactnain 67th, super performance by one and all. Ennis Track Club came 2nd on 122 points behind Dundrum South Dublin on 105 points and ahead of Thomastown AC on 153 points.
Junior Men (128 athletes taking part today)
1st Darragh McElhinney U.C.D. AC 19:36
2nd Keelan Kilrehill Moy Valley AC 19:43
3rd Thomas McStay Galway City Harriers AC 19:54
Congratulations to Donal Devane finishing a very strong 6th in a time of 20:23, following next Dean Casey 7th in a time of 20:26, Jamie Kelly 37th, Mark Hanrahan 48th, Padraig Cahill 87th, Matthew Power 112th, John O’Donoghue 118th, Jason O’Regan 125th, super performance by one and all. Ennis Track Club came 3rd on 98 points just behind Dundrum South Dublin on 93 points and top position for Clonliffe Harriers on 90 points. Clare County Team came 4th (6,7,37,48, 87, 112)
Junior Women (147 athletes taking part today)
1st Jodie McCann Dublin City Harriers 15:06
2nd Danielle Donegan Tullamore Harriers AC 15:29
3rd Maeve Gallagher Swinford AC 15:32
Congratulations to Laura Healy finishing a super 15th in a time of 16:10, Roisin Cahill 40th, Eva Carey 58th, Carla Griffin 77th, Ella Doherty 70th, Roise NiLactnain 102nd. Well done all. Ennis Track Club came 5th on 190 points
Senior Men (166 athletes taking part today)
1st Liam Brady Tullamore Harriers AC 32:50
2nd Brian Fay Raheny Shamrock AC 32:55
3rd Sean Tobin Clonmel AC 33:05
Congratulations to Damien Landers finishing 6th in a time of 33:19, Rory Chesser 35th in a time of 35:20