Dublin Master`s Cross Country Report (updated)

Jeremy Chapman reports: Todays Dublin Masters XC run in St Annes Raheny on what turned out to be a beautiful afternoon in terms of the sky above. It was underfoot that possed slightly more of a problem where the course in parts showed signs of the recent months of rain. In terms of performances and medals it wont go down as one of Clonliffe’s great medal haul days….It was left to Clonliffes athlete of the year Pat Bonass (Silver o70) and Matt Slattery (Bronze O60) to take individual medals with Matt 3rd O/60 and Pat 2nd O/70. That aside , there was a good run from Richard Mannion (35) and a good return to form top 50 finish  for (up all night with new  twins) Mark Bermingham (49).

Other results as follows:

Richard Mannion 35th
Mark Bermingham 49th
Clive Ahearn 54th
Conor Delaney 58th
Jeremy Chapman 66th
Kevin Dowling 80th
David Faughan 83rd
Colm McDonnell 107
Tom Monks 116th
Martin  Treacy 120th
Liam Hennessey 121st
Fergal O Shea 122nd
S Treacy 129th
Alan Worrall 130th
Richie Barr 132nd
Matt Slattery 144th
Trevor Wisdom 148th
Niall Markey 155th
Pat Devitt 165th
Fergie Keenan 173rd
Declan Murray 175th
Shay Byrne 179th
N O Connor 185th
master men 15 master women 16

Pamela Cooper reports on Women’s results as follows:

5th Team – scores where  Tara Whyte 23rd, Maura Matthews 24th Aimee Ahern 26th and Clodagh Morriarty 30th

1st  Sports World

2nd  Team Donore Harriers

3rd  Civil Service

4th Raheny Shamrocks

This was an extremely packed fild of 156 runners with 151 finishers.  The course was wet and muddy to say the least which made for a real day of tough cross-country racing.  The Clonliffe ladies where out in force with 17 Clonliffe athletes on the line and 16 finishers ,  Bernie Byrne was forced to pull out of race on the second lap due to ankle injury.

Other Clonliffe:

Brid Beausang                 39th

Emma Cooper                 47th

Aideen Brady                  56th

Catherine Dempsey       64th

Laura Kearnan                67th

Ann Kavanagh                 75th

Emer Doyle                      79th

Aine McCann                   96th

Helen O’sullivan              98th

Yvonne McDonaugh      102nd

Lorriane Sherwood        117th

Anne Lyons                      127th