A number athletes from Kilkenny City Harriers were among the winners at the Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival over the weekend (Sunday) at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
Cathal O’Reilly put in an impressive performance to claim third in the Junior Men 6,000m event in a time of 18:32 and is being marked as ‘one to watch’ over the cross country season. Meanwhile, Brian Maher’s experience shone through again to take the Master Men in 23:56, joined on the podium by Jamie Gahan with a third-place finish in a time of 24:06, behind Leevale AC’s John Shine by one second.
Darragh McElhinney (UCD AC) and Abbie Donnelly (Loughborough) both retained their respective senior titles, Donnelly’s teammates Grace Carson and Alex Millard helping the club to a 1-2-3 finish.
Senior Men 7,500m
- Darragh MCELHINNEY 00:22:16, U.C.D. A.C.
- Keelan KILREHILL 00:22:24, Moy Valley A.C.
- Dean CASEY 00:22:31, Ennis Track A.C.
Senior Women 6,000m
- Abbie DONNELLY 00:20:08, England
- Grace CARSON 00:20:13, Northern Ireland
- Alex MILLARD 00:20:23, England
Junior Men 6,000m
- Sean M MCGINLEY 00:18:19, Finn Valley A.C.
- Niall MURPHY 00:18:30, Ennis Track A.C.
- Cathal O’REILLY 00:18:32, Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.
Junior Women 4,500m
- Avril MILLERICK 00:16:08, Youghal A.C.
- Jess NORKETT 00:16:18, England
- Nicole DINAN 00:16:21, Leevale A.C.
- Brian MAHER 00:23:56, Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.
- John SHINE 00:24:05, Leevale A.C.
- Jamie GAHAN 00:24:06, Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.
- Sinead O’CONNOR 00:21:07, Leevale A.C.
- Natasha ADAMS 00:21:53, Letterkenny A.C.
- Laura MCDONNELL 00:22:02, Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C.