Dublin senior and junior cross country

Nov 2, 2008 [Jeremy Walsh] The Dublin Senior and Junior Cross Country Championships took place today in fine conditions at St. Anne’s Park in Raheny.

Our Junior Ladies got the day off to a good start taking team bronze.

6th Sarah Finnegan 12.06

9th Kate Purcell 12.47

14th Khadija Dridi 14.02

16th Sorcha Higgins 15.02

They were only 2 points off silver!

In the Junior Men’s race, David Flynn (pictured) laid out his intentions early on, building up a substantial lead from the off. In the end he won by almost 30 seconds. Eoin McDonnell had a great run to take individual bronze, with the lads packing well behind him to take team gold.

1st David Flynn 20.22

3rd Eoin McDonnell 21.03

6th Mark McDonald 21.09

9th Eoin Pearce 21.55

11th Colm Murray 22.14

13th Brian Gallagher 22.49

23rd Eoghan Kahn 25.11

In the Senior Ladies race over 6k, Beckie Woods was the first Clonliffe athlete home, leading the team to 5th place.

8th Beckie Woods 24.10

19th Louise Reilly 25.16

20th Mags Greenan 25.22

21st Emma Cooper 25.29

25th Ailish McDermott 26.09

30th Tara Whyte 27.21

31st Bronagh Ni Bhriain 27.29

In the Senior Men’s race over 10k Sergiu Turea led the team to a bronze medal. Not far behind him, on his trip back from Stuttgart, Cian McLoughlin was his usual consistent self with a comfortable 8th place finish.

6th Sergiu Turea 32.16

8th Cian McLoughlin 32.34

23rd Michael McDiarmada 34.15

30th Brett Paine 35.08

33rd Stephen Harkness 35.43

36th Niall Sherlock 35.52

52nd Damien Reilly 38.12

56th Jeremy Walsh 39.53

Not a bad day out!