Eoin Murray reports on latest Grand Prix Series race: The O’Connor cup which is race 6 in the Grand Prix series took place on Monday night, in Santry Demesne on a lovely balmy sunny evening. The race was over 4 miles on grass, 4 laps on a challenging course with plenty of twists/turns, a small bit of mud and a hill that got a longer every lap. 31 athletes completed the course with training partners Darren Reilly, Ernie Ramsey and Ger Kirwan taking to the front from the off, with the field chasing them. They shared the lead for the first lap until gaps started to appear, with Ger Kirwan displaying the evidence of loads of hard work on the track by taking a lead that was not relinquished. By lap 3 he was starting to extend his lead over Ernie Ramsey and eventually pulled clear to win by 23 seconds.
Ger claimed a good hat-trick on the night, he was fastest athlete, he also won the handicap and took pole position from Ray Dunne in the overall competition. In the handicap Terry Mee was second and Eoin Murray third.
Thanks to Grand Prix committee for sponsoring the prizes and to all the officials who helped out on the night. The next race is the 800m on Tuesday 26th June at 8.00 in Santry.
To view the results of the Grand Prix Series Race 6 please click on the link below: