Clonliffe`s Jayme Rossiter took the biggest win of his career to date winning the National Intermediate in Lough Key Forest Park, County Roscommon this afternoon. Jayme was always up with the leaders throughout the 10,000m race distance despite a slight wobble at one stage when he found himself relegated to third place some five seconds off the pace he gathered himself and rallied closing the gap and then emerging victorious winning by a five second margin. A fantastic achievement by the 20 year old, a team gold medalist on the Clonliffe Junior men`s team that won the National junior cross country in Santry back in 2009.
Two other members of that 2009 junior squad played a major roll in today`s proceedings as Jayme lead Clonliffe to the team title. Mark McDonald, an 800/1500m track man getting down and dirty to finish second scorer in 15th and Larry Brady putting his injury problems of recent years well and truely behind him in 18th. Sandwiched between Mark and Larry was recent recruit Cian Delaney with an excellent run in 16th place. These four with a score of 50 points had a winning margin of some 31 over Raheny 81 and Tullamore 103. Great battling performances today also from Ernie Ramsey 26th, Stephen Harkness 34th and Darren Reilly 48th.
A great day for Clonliffe, well done lads and to Captain Joe Cooper.