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Grand Prix 5000 won by Greg O’Beirne

The 2019 Grand Prix series hit the 11th round tonight in Morton Stadium. The latest round was the 5000 and there again another great turnout of runners for the race. The fastest man on the night, guesting in the series, was Adam O’Brien as he continues his comeback from serious injury. Adam finished well clear of the pack winning in a time of 16.17. The Grand Prix series itself is of course decided on a handicapped basis and the race winner was Greg O’Beirne (Dublin Bay Runners) who was presented with his prize by sppnsor Ben Lawler, second was Dave Brady (Raheny) with Clonliffe’s  Adrian Gerard third.

Liam Hennessy reports on latest Grand Prix Race;

Grand Prix Series, Round 11, took place last evening at Morton Stadium at 8pm over the 5000 Metres distance. 46 Runners toed the line with the temperature reading 21 degrees and a lovely cooling breeze.
The race was kindly sponsored by Top Coach, Ben Lawlor.

The result of the handicap was as follows;
Winner – Greg O’Beirne
2nd Place – Dave Brady
3rd Place – Adrien Gerard
The following is a full list of results;
Adam O’Brien – 16.17
Tom Sherlock – 16.39
Eoghan Murphy – 17.00
Eamonn Dunne – 18.00
Michael Kowal – 18.03
Dermot Faughnan – 18.44
Shane Casey – 18.45.9
Ailish Malone – 18.57
Mick Bermingham – 19.16
Kevin Dowling – 19.37
Philip Matthews – 19.40
Stephen Tracey – 19.41
Mick Gleeson – 19.42.07
Seamus Kavanagh – 19.49
Adrien Gerard – 19.53.7
Richard Case – 19.54.16
Fergie Keenan – 19.57
Dessie Shorten – 19.59.85
Seamus Devitt – 20.08.69
Pat Barry – 20.11
Maurice Mc Hale – 20.47.77
Richie Barr – 20.52
Deirdre Fitzsimons – 21.09
Greg O’Beirne – 21.13
Declan Murray – 21.13.85
Aimee Ahern – 21.40.61
Tom Monks – 21.54.74
Emer Brennan – 22.00.71
Joe Cole – 22.10.75
Tom Dunne – 22.14
Aine Mc Cann – 22.39
Pat Devitt – 22.41.52
Orla Deighan – 22.56
David Killoran – 22.56.78
Jean Dunne – 23.07
Philip Richards – 23.13
Gerard Fay – 23.14.89
Maura Shaughnessy – 24.28
Dave Hanley – 24.36.9
Mary Purdue Smith – 24.40.85
Kevin Greene – 24.57
Shay Byrne – 25.08
Dave Lyons – 25.48.94
Dave Brady – 25.53
Lorraine Sherwood – 26.44
Sinead Morrissey – 28.35.57
Many thanks to all who helped make this race run so smoothly.
Dates for your diary;
August Series (during Grand Prix holiday break);
Tuesday, August 13th – 800Metres, Morton Stadium, 8pm.
Tuesday, August 27th – 1500Metres, Morton Stadium, 8pm.
Tuesday, September 3rd – Club Championship 5000Metres, Morton Stadium, 8pm.
Return of Grand Prix Series;
Thursday, September 12th – 4 Mile, Walker Cup, Morton Stadium, 8pm.
Thursday, September 26th – 10,000Metres, Morton Stadium, 8pm.

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