Training this week

Sat 12th Oct Hole in the wall 10.30 sprints group and middle distance group born 2005 and older.

Sun 13th Oct Hole in the wall 11am everyone including sprints group

Tue 15th Oct Bogies at 4 for anyone who’s free. Everyone else Grangegorman at 7pm.

Thur 17th Oct gym group 7pm. Everyone else St John Bosco school hall at 7.

Note 1
Pink run. Sat 19th. Help with registration and baggage from 8.30 at usual spot on the main road.

Note 2
Prize giving night will be Monday 21st Oct in Hole in the wall at 7pm. All welcome.
Last winter cross country leagues and track league from early Summer

‘Brother’ cross country, Santry

Well where do we start. We had a very busy day in Santry at the schools cross country sponsored by Brother. In the primary schools races Niamh Bergin, Goda Buivydyte, Jocelyn Hanks, Erin and Aoibhinn Byrne, Aimee Ryan, Ava Dowdall were very impressive on the winning teams for MHoC in the 5th and 6th class races. Bruce had a strong run helping his St John Bosco team to 2nd place.

In the first year races for secondary schools we had Shona, Niamh, Lily and Eva on the St Dominics team which finished 3rd. Jana had a very good run for Mt Temple in 17th place. In the boys race Oisin was just pipped on the line for 3rd place but led his team to 3rd overall, first team medal ever for St Declans at this competition.

St Dominics inter and senior teams both won their team events. On the inter team were Clare, a very fast finishing Cliodhna Ryan and Kacey, Kate, Hazel and Aisling. Senior team were Celine with a great run leading in Dora, Sara Byrne, Gillian, Sara Forde and Cliodhna Donaghy. Caolan Collins had a very good run for DGA in 4th place, Jana Mehieden, Christopher and Joseph all ran well for Mt Temple in the inter races.
In the senior boys race Sean, Conor, Joe, Rowan, Ian, Killian and Sam gave it their best shot for St Declans over the three laps and narrowly missed out on a team medal. Well done everyone. Apologies i
f we missed anyone.
Thanks to all the parents who gave lifts and supported on the day.

League 2 and Novice update

League 2 was held in a sunny Phoenix park today starting off with the under 9 race. Eoin, Juliett, Colin and Ellen all ran very well on their first outing this season.

In the under 10 race Jessica and Saoirse had good runs. Hugh, Martha, Abigail, Alice and Laoise all finished strong in the under 11 age group.

Our under 12 girls were very impressive with Goda 3rd overall with great packing from Jocelyn, Erin, Aoibhinn, Aimee, Aoibhinn, Aimee and Bianca. Shona, lily, Niamh, Meave and Nicholas ran well under 13.

Our under 14 trio of Aoife, Niamh and Oisin finished well, Keelin and Cliodhna ran very well under 15. Celine was a very impressive 2nd overall in the combined under 16/17/18/19 race, with Clare, Jana, Aisling and Keelin not far behind. Christopher and Joseph both ran well in the under 16 boys.

Hats off to Daniel who finished the 4k under 17 boys race, even managing a Sprint down the home stretch. Great run!!


First off was the women’s race with Jodie, Cliona and Susie heading straight to the front of the pack. They were joined on the first big lap by the eventual winner who pulled away on the the last lap. Our three women battled hard and held on to finish Jodie 2nd, Cliona 3rd and Susie 4th with a brave run from Edel in 20th to complete the scoring four. An impressive win and 4 very happy women. Aisling did well to finish after a tough week on antibiotics.

Pierre was our sole competitor in the men’s race . Himself and a Clonliffe athlete broke away early and were well ahead of the field after the first of four laps. The Clonliffe athlete pulled away after the second lap and Pierre was never in any danger from behind as he finished in 2nd place overall with a very solid run. Well done Pierre.

Thanks to all who represented the club today and to all who supported. Best of luck to all competing in Santry on Wednesday for their schools.

Great Win in Dublin Novice Cross Country.

Our Novice women’s team had a great win in the Dublin Novice Championships.Some photos below of this great win.