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Dundrum AC strike Gold at County Novice XCountry

The County Novice Cross Country was held on Sunday the 1st of October in Turnpike near Two Mile Borris. We had strong representation in both the Ladies and Mens races. In the Ladies race we had 5 compete over the 4k course. Making her debut at this level in cross country, coming up from a Junior athlete was Eimear Loughman who placed a fantastic 8th. She was closely followed by 10th Mairead Julian who also ran very well. Our ladies bunched well together with 12th Mary Keane, 13th Laura McCarthy Armstrong (who had just flown back the night before from her wedding in Lanzarote) and 14th Martha Quirke. Eimear, Mairead and Mary just fell short of the Bronze Team Medal by 1 point. In the Men’s race we had a strong number of 11 compete over a 6k course. Gareth McGlinchey had a superb race and was in contention for a medal for the majority of the race. He finished a strong 4th showing he is still in great form. Next we had 5th Dermot Hayes who held onto to this position from early on the race once the leading group had broken up. He was followed by 7th Colm Bradshaw and 11th Michael J Ryan. These 4 were the clear winners of the Team Event winning Gold on 27 points, 31 points clear of the Silver Medals. Next was 17th Michael Ryan, 22nd Eamonn Morrissey who made his debut to cross country, 25th Ruaidhri Devitt, 29th John Shanahan making his debut for the club, 30th Jim Halley, 33rd Declan Buckley, 45th PJ Holmes.
Juvenile training every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm and Fit4Life training every Monday and Thursday at 7pm. Both at the track in the Scout Hall, Dundrum. Please check Facebook for updates on Fit4Life as only every second Thursday will take place. With a possible Saturday morning session instead.