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Yvonne McDonagh retains O`Connor Cup

Liam Hennessy reports:  Mc Donagh retains O’ Connor Cup – Keane fastest on night !! Round 7 – Grand Prix Series 2017 – O’ Connor Cup – 4 mile Grass Race – Santry Demesne – Thursday, June 15th.

Apologies for the delay in posting these results. Well the Grand Prix Series continued Thursday last with the running of The O’ Connor Cup – 4 Mile Grass Race. The weather was a fine 18 Degrees / Dry Underfoot / Blustery South Easterly Wind of 24 Knots.

The course had been meticulously measured and well flagged and the grass was freshly cut to ensure a smooth ride for all.
57 runners toed the line, instructions were given by the race director, the bugle was sounded and the race was on !!

The result of the handicap for the O’ Connor Cup was as follows;
1st Place – Yvonne Mc Donagh
2nd Place – Dave Brady – Having run a full marathon earlier in the day !!!! Amazing athlete !!!
3rd Place – Murray Ahern

Yvonne Mc Donagh not only won the O’ Connor Cup 2017, but she retained the cup for the second year in a row, so congrats to Yvonne.

(Pictured: Club President Paddy Marley, Yvonne and Alan Worrall (sponsor))

The full list of results for the O’ Connor Cup were as follows;
1. Conor Keane – 22.59
2. Niall Sherlock (Guest) – 24.01
3. George Brady (Guest) – 24.09
4. Rowland Dager (Guest) – 24.27
5. Kieran Murphy  (Guest) – 24.31
6. Shane Casey – 24.46
7. Stephen O’ Reilly – 25.06
8. Alan Worrall – 25.42
9. Maurice Mc Crohan – 26.03
10. Mick Bermingham – 26.12
11. Sean Grimes – 26.37
12. Maura Matthews – 26.38
13. Alan Townsend (Guest) – 26.43
14. Emma Dunne – 26.47
15. Alex Eustace – 26.52
16. Niall Markey – 26.54
17. Murray Ahern – 27.07
18. Alan Curley (Guest) – 27.17
19. Shane Rooney – 27.21
20. Declan Grant – 27.26
21. Siobhan Devaney – 27.28
22. Aideen Brady – 27.45
23. Ollie Power – 27.50
24. David O’ Sullivan – 27.57
25. Adrian Gerard (Guest) – 27.58
26. Mick Gleeson – 28.00
27. Tom Cassidy – 28.02
28. Colm Leonard – 28.05
29. Laura Kiernan – 28.06
30. Stephen Tracey – 28.07
31. Jim Keogh – 28.07.2
32. Liam Hennessy – 28.27
33. Richard Barr – 28.33
34. Connor Jennings – 29.25
35. Simon Smith – 29.29
36. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 29.44
37. Ciara O’ Regan – 29.48
38. Terry Mee – 30.00
39. Anthony O’ Brien (Guest) – 30.18
40. Pat Devitt – 30.28
41. Niall O’ Connor – 30.32
42. Orla Deighan – 30.35
43. Ann Lyons – 30.35.2
44. Jason Blake – 30.43
45. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 30.44
46. Keith Farrell – 30.52
47. Melissa Curran – 31.05
48. Aisling Andrews – 31.05.3
49. Shay Byrne – 31.08
50. Carol Flood – 31.16
51. Paula Horgan – 32.26
52. Colm Doran – 32.55
53. Jennifer Sharkey – 33.25
54. Ann Mc Donnell – 33.43
55. Dave Brady – 33.43.5
56. Pat Healy – 34.48
57. Ciara Faherty – 36.57

Presentations were made Thursday last for the following races held over the past few weeks;
Round 5 – Santry Mile – The Guiden Trophy – 21st May – Kindly sponsored by Noel Guiden.
Result of the handicap for the Santry Mile was as follows;
1. Fergie Keenan
2. Noel Daly
3. Stephen O’ Reilly

Round 6 – The Mc Carrick Plate – 2.5 mile trail / tarmac race held at Malahide, 30th May, 2017
Result of the handicap for The Mc Carrick Plate was as follows;
1. Ciara Daly
2. Emer Brennan
3. Mandy Mc Menamy

Apologies if i misspelt any name above
Next date for your diary – Round 8 – Grand Prix Series 2017 – The Michael Murphy Memorial 5 mile trail / tarmac race –  Malahide Demesne – Thursday, June 29th8pm – (usual start beside Cricket Club) – Race presentation will be held afterwards in the Cricket Club.

Michael Murphy was a young man, who wore the Black and Amber singlet with pride – Mick lost his life at a very young age and this race in his memory is very special in our race calendar. We look forward to seeing a huge turnout for what is going to be a magic race !!!.

See you Thursday, June 29th8pm !!! – Parking is available at the cricket Club.
Reminder: The points table / leaderboard will be updated very soon and can be viewed at the promotions area of the website.

 

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