Weekly News Roundup - Week 41/2019


Downey’s Laois Intermediate and Uneven Ages Cross Country Day 2

Black Hill Abbeyleix was the venue for the Intermediate and uneven juvenile event last Sunday 13th October. First up were girls under 9 Grace Cuddy & Lilly Reid who were first to experience that lovely Black Hill. Well done to both girls.

Girl’s u11 

As with all juveniles one has to bump up an age every second week and our O Flanagan triplets did so with ease. Lauren, Cliona and Olivia all ran fantastic.

Boy’s u11 

Winner Daniel Downey led the race all the way to the end with a tough competitor from St Michaels Ac close behind in 2nd place but Daniel used his strength and determination to hold off and finished 1st. Well done Daniel.  Janes Meade was our only other competitor U11. Well done to both boys.

Girl’s u13

The distance is increasing as we go on and these women are up to 2k.  We had Sarah Dunne our newest cross-country runner and Emma Jane Cuddy both running very well today.  

Boy’s u13

Well done to the two boys Harrison Marshall and Daniel Murrell today.

Girl’s u15 

In addition, increasing they are still with 3k for u15.  Great to see the usual girls out today competing in this u15 race a full team.  Caoimhe Cuddy was 2nd overall followed by Grace Meade , Leah Smullen , Rebecca Marshall and Sarah Murell.

Boy’s u15

Jack Murell was our sole competitor u15 today.  Fair play Jack.

Next up Our ladies. A tough hilly winding course but not too tough for our ladies.  Big Congratulations to Aisling Bohan and Sandra Fitzpatrick who finished 2nd and third respectively in the ladies intermediate 4K.  What a way for Aisling to start her cross-country career, the first of many. After winning the novice last time out Sandra again put in a splendid effort to get on the podium.  Aisling and Sandra led our ladies of Gillian Cunningham (another 1st timer), Maria Cuddy and Sara O ‘Hara to gold team, super running by the ladies 

Last event of the day was Intermediate men’s race over 6K  

Aengus Burke 5th and Paul Cuddy 6th were nicely bunched throughout the race and special mention for John Paul Bennett and Shane Cuddy who courageously ran their first cross-country race. Well done lads. Credit to the Ballyroan Abbeyleix club on a great course and a finely organised event.


Weekly News 9.10.2019

An unusual quiet weekend on the racing scene, however we still had a few in action. Colm Fitzgerald and Maria Cuddy kept it local and ran in the Ballinakill 5K.  Colm ra9n a PB of 16.29, while Maria was 4th lady home.   Meanwhile Niall Collins travelled south for the Cork to Cobh 15 miler and finished in a time of 1.56. your social media marketing partner

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