Grennan and Berry take the Intermediate Cross Country Titles
On Sunday last (October 13th) we had Day 2 of the Offaly Cross Country Championships hosted by Naomh Mhuire AC in Killeigh. After heavy rain over the past week the course held up well despite some soggy patches. 1st race of the day was the combined men and women’s Intermediate races. The ladies completed 5k and the men had 8k to cover.
Emily Grennan (Tullamore Harriers) dominated the ladies race from the off and rounding up a successful fortnight of running she took the Ladies Intermediate Cross Country title adding to her Novice victory last weekend. Great running for Emily and a good confidence booster for the provincial and national cross country season ahead. Emily lead the Tullamore Ladies to take the 1st team prize with Tara McKinney (2nd ) , Dympna Fox (3rd) and Brigid Fox (4th) making up that team. 2nd team was Naomh Mhuire Ac and 3rd Birr Ac.
Full Ladies Results: – 1st Emily Grennan (Tullamore Harriers), 2nd Tara McKinney (Tullamore Harriers) and 3rd Dympna Fox (Tullamore Harriers. s 1st Emily Grennan Tullamore Harriers A.C. 20.42 Guest Nita McLoughlin Tullamore Harriers A.C. 21.33 2nd Tara McKinney Tullamore Harriers A.C. 21.43 3rd Dympna Fox Tullamore Harriers A.C. 21.46 4th Brigid Fox Tullamore Harriers A.C. 22.51 Guest Mary Daly Tullamore Harriers A.C. 25.04 5th Orla Ni Nuallain Ferbane A.C. 25.20 6th Breda King Birr A.C. 26.22 7th Una Kinsella Ballyskenach A.C. 26.32 8th Elaine Cuskelly Naomh Mhuire A.C. 26.32 9th Tracy Burns Naomh Mhuire A.C. 27.12 10th Fionnula Shanahan Ballyskenach A.C. 28.03 11th Sharon Jones Naomh Mhuire A.C. 28.13 12th Shirley Reynolds Naomh Mhuire A.C. 28.55 13th Mag Daly Naomh Mhuire A.C. 30.38 14th Aishling Farrell Naomh Mhuire A.C.30.38 15th Lorna Minnock Naomh Mhuire A.C. 30.54 16th Helen Chambers Naomh Mhuire A.C. 30.54 17th Maria Bartlett Birr A.C. 31.40 18th Anne Scally Naomh Mhuire A.C. 31.54 19th Anne Marie Egan Ferbane A.C. 31.56 20th Kathleen Delaney Birr A.C. 32.40 21st Veronica Gorry Naomh Mhuire A.C. 32.49 22nd Mary Kennedy Birr A.C. 33.02 Jim Langan Tullamore Harriers A.C (guest) 30.39
Intermediate Ladies Team Results 1st Place Tullamore Harriers A.C. Emily Grennan, Tara McKinney, Dympna Fox & Brigid Fox.
2nd Place Naomh Mhuire A.C. Elaine Cuskelly, Tracy Burns, Sharon Jones & Shirley Reynolds.
3rd Place Birr A.C. Breda King, Maria Bartlett, Kathleen Delaney & Mary Kennedy.
Padraig Berry took the men’s title and he too is back to good running form of late. He was followed by Brendan Donagher (Naomh Mhuire AC) in 2nd and Leonard Mooney (Tullamore Harriers) in 3rd. With 4 to score in the team category, Tullamore Harriers took 1st place, Naomh Mhuire 2nd and Rhode Ac in 3rd.
Full men’s results – 1st Padraig Berry Tullamore Harriers A.C. 29.46 2nd Brendan Donagher Naomh Mhuire A.C. 29.53 3rd Leonard Mooney Tullamore Harriers A.C. 29.59 4th Jimmy Coughlan Naomh Mhuire A.C. 30.10 5th Glen Finlay Tullamore Harriers A.C. 30.27 6th Ger Cleary Naomh Mhuire A.C. 31.28 7th Kevin Looby Clara A.C.31.56 8th Darren Butler Tullamore Harriers A.C. 32.13 9th Declan Murphy Naomh Mhuire A.C. 32.21 10th Darren Bermingham Naomh Mhuire A.C. 32.40 11th Gary Flannery Ferbane A.C. 33.21 12th Ethan Dunican Tullamore Harriers A.C. 33.54 13th Peter Bennett Tullamore Harriers A.C. 34.14 14th Seamus Hoyne Ballyskenach A.C. 34.26 15th Eunie Lawlor Naomh Mhuire A.C. 34.30 16th Aidan Brereton Rhode A.C. 34.49 17th Jason McDermott Tullamore Harriers A.C. 35.04 18th Dervish Bartlett Birr A.C. 35.07 19th Val Murray Edenderry A.C. 35.12 20th Sean Reynolds Tullamore Harriers A.C. 35.16 21st Adrian Delaney Naomh Mhuire A.C. 36.03 22nd Vincent Devery Ferbane A.C. 36.32 23rd Padraic Shiels Naomh Mhuire A.C. 36.41 24th Dermot Egan Ferbane A.C. 36.57 25th Joe Brophy Birr A.C. 37.02 26th Jer Hickey Rhode A.C. 37.07 27th Stephen O’Connell No Club 37.51 28th Kieran Hope Rhode A.C. 38.28 29th Gerry Minnock Naomh Mhuire A.C. 38.59 30th Shane Geraghty Birr A.C. 39.24 31st Johnathan Geraghty Rhode A.C. 39.34 32nd Paul Smith Rhode A.C. 40.14 33rd Sean Dooley Birr A.C. 41.27 34th Gordon Kerrigan Rhode A.C. 41.28 35th Tommy Bennett Birr A.C. 41.55 36th Robert Guinan No Club 41.56
Intermediate Mens Team Results
1st Tullamore Harriers A.C. – Padraig Berry, Leonard Mooney, Glen Finlay & Darren Butler.
2nd Naomh Mhuire A.C. – Brendan Donagher, Jimmy Coughlan, Ger Cleary & Declan Murphy.
3rd Rhode A.C. – Aidan Brereton, Jer Hickey, Ciaran Hope & Jonathan Geraghty
Well done to all the clubs and athletes who supported the competition. Thank you Adrian Martin for the photos.