Our under 11 girls team of Martha, Abigail, Alice, Pearl, Megan and Jessica have qualified for the National championships in Dunboyne.
Caolan Collins and Cliodhna Ryan have qualified for the Dublin team in the under 15 race.
Leagues in Tymon park next Sunday would be good race practice. Our under 11 s in particular should try to make all training sessions before Nationals.
The final cross country league races will be next Sunday in Tymon Park. Click on links below for details.
Tymon Park Course 2019.pdf
Tymon Park Cross Country Access and Parking.pdf
Day 1 of the National juveniles and the national seniors were held in Abbottstown today. First off were our under 12 girls who were all first timers at Nationals. Unfortunately a tummy bug left Erin unable to compete but there will.be other days for her. The girls did their best in tough conditions and were led in strongly by Joclyn. They finished best of the three Dublin teams on the day.
The under 16 girls ran to form and Aisling ran most of the race with one spike. We managed to reunite her with her spike later in the day. Well done to Caolan , Cliodhna, Clare and Aisling.
Celine Gavin had the run of her life improving from being placed in the 50s last year to a super 7th this year in the
Under 18 race and 2nd placed Dublin athlete. Jodie McCann won the junior womens race very impressively and led our junior team of Celine, Dora and Sara to 3rd team overall.
In the senior women’s race Cliona Murphy was outstanding coming 13th overall, 2nd Dublin athlete in and helped Dublin to gold in the inter county. Pierre had a fine run in the men’s race coming 5th under 23. Edel Monaghan, Aislinn Moorehouse and Aoife found the 8k of mud very tough but all battled to the end. Very tough under foot conditions today and lots of results very different from predictions but that’s cross country. Great days racing and thanks to all the supporters.
Athletics Ireland website down at the moment so only have a few results.
Updated information for access to Nationals on Sunday. Please factor in to travel plans.
National XC Info 2019 FRIDAY PLANfinal.pdf
Sat 23rd Nov sprints group Santry 10.30 sharp. Older middle distance (2006 and older) Hole in the wall 10.30.
Sun 24th Nov Hole in the wall 11am sprints group and everyone else.
Tue 26th Nov Bogies at 4 for anyone who’s free. Everyone else Grangegorman at 7pm.
Thur 28th Nov gym group 7pm. Everyone else St John Bosco school hall at 7pm.
Remember hi viz gear, headbands or hats.
Best of luck to all competing in Abbottstown.
First race for us is the under 12 girls. Goda, Joclyn, Erin, Aoibhinn, Aimee and Aimee. Race is scheduled for 11.30. Aim to be on site for 10.15. Don’t be fooled by how close Abbottstown is to us. There will be hundreds of cars heading that way and long queues build up. Head the Finglas Cappagh route as it is usually less busy.Watch the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
Under 16 are going at 12.25. Be there by 11.15. Under 18 and junior be there for 12 noon for 1 o clock start. Senior women start at 13.45 and senior men at 14.30. Best of luck to everyone.