There will be a large contingent of Clonliffe athletes taking part in the National Novice Cross Country Championships and the National Juvenile uneven Championships this Sunday at Dundalk IT. The men’s novice team looks particularly strong and on paper is a team which will challenge strongly. It is of course all down to how matters go on the day. The men’s novice race is the final event in the programme at 3.10 p.m. and is held over 6000 metres with the women’s novice race at 2.40 p.m. over 4000 metres. Sunday also sees the conclusion of the juvenile national cross country championships. There will be Clonliffe teams competing from U/15 to U/19.
Men`s Novice team: Cathal Doyle, Ian Guiden, Eoin Taggart, Richard Owens, Conor Keane, Tom Sherlock, Sean Doran, Eoin McCullagh, Mark Doyle, Niall Sherlock and Niall Norman.
Women`s Novice: Lorna Begley, Laura Tuite, Orna McGinley, Emer Treacy, Aideen Brady, Emer Brennan, Laura Kearnan.
U/15 Girls: Ella Brown, Vicky McDonnell, Abbey Sheehy, Cara Beggs and Lea Brennan.
U/15 Boys: Daragh Carter, Sam Kowalczyke, Dermot Buckley and Dylan Foy.
U/17 Girls: Hannah Browne, Tess Loftus and Aimee Warren.
U/17 Boys: Craig Giles, Daniel Lacey, Stephen Cashin, Jordan Byrne, Ben Guiden and Cian Bolger.
U/19 Boys: Adam O’Brien, Sean O’Leary, Joe Hession, Greg Hossenny, Alex Gibbons and Thomas Ward.
The Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships will get underway at 11.30 p.m. on Sunday. The first races with Clonliffe interest is the Girls U/15 over 3500 metres at 12.20 p.m.
Girls U/15 – 3500m – 12.20 p.m.
Boys U/15 – 3500m – 12.40 p.m.
Girls U/17 – 4000m – 1 p.m.
Boys U/17 – 5000m – 1.25 p.m.
Girls U/19 – 4000m – 2 p.m.
Boys U/19 – 6000m – 2.20 p.m.
Novice Women – 4000m – 2.20 p.m.
Novice Men – 6000m – 3.10 p.m.