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Inter-County XC Championships

On Sunday the Woodie’s DIY Inter-county cross country championships were held in Tattersalls, Rotoath Co Meath.
The ground was a little soggy after several days rain but at least the rain stayed away on the day for the traveling Harriers.
In the Boy’s Under U12 race placings for Harriers were: Tony McCambridge 13th, Thomas Reid 108th, Damien Marquess 123rd, Fionn Nagle 144th, Adam Lamb 161st, Brendan McCambridge 165th.

In the U-18 Men’s Provincal race Conal McCambridge placed 47th in a time of 23:48.

Dublin and Antrim finished neck and neck in the senior men’s race. Alan O’Hara contributed to the top placed Antrim team, finishing 5th and 41st. The overall winner was Joe Sweeney from Dublin.

In the women’s senior race Gladys Ganiel-O’Neill and Breege Connolly were well placed. Gladys was 7th (31:55) and Breege was 15th (33:15), Ava Hutchinson from Dublin was the overall winner.


At Waterworks the frost on the ground meant that runners were wise to take it easy. There can’t have been too many complaints after the exertions of the Seely cup last week.
1st passed the line was Brendan Grew (18:57), Lance Breen slid into 4th position (20:30) ahead of 8th placed and 3rd female Roisin Hughes (21:46) who was just ahead of Gerry Gribbon in 9th 21:50. Mark Shields in 11th (22:13) slipped ahead of Martin Cox who was 15th (22:26), John Burns ignored advice to go slow by trimming a few seconds off his PB in 19th (22:33), Kilian Woods huffed and puffed into 21st (22:45), next up was Ita McCambridge 24th (23:22) and 25th placed Patrick McCambridge (23:23).
Paul Williams was 27th (23:53), Athanasia Sevastaki 29th (24:04), Greg McClure 32nd (24:34), Jack Carberry 33rd (24:35), Nuala Muldoon 36th (25:09), Sean McShane Jr 59th 27:15,
John O’Hare 63rd (27:31), Piaras McShane 65th (27:39), Eamon Sheridan 6th (28:42), Orla McCambridge 77th (28:46), John Johnston 93rd (31:54), Aaron McCann 101st (36:26).

At Victoria park, Drew Crawford ran home in 31:09 (111st). Over in Falls park Jim Clinton was 36th (39:51). Down in Queen’s Dub Philip Donnelly was 8th overall (19:42) and John Lavery 18th (21:33)