Weekly News Roundup - Week 48



Day 4 Laois Senior Cross Country Championship 2017

Portlaoise AC win double gold!

The Laois Senior Cross Country took place again in the grounds of Stradbally Hall on Sunday. The ladies race, a distance of 5k, kicked off at 11.30 and Portlaoise AC had a strong team of seven runners: Mary Mulhare, Anna Duggan, Maria Cuddy, Amy Walsh, Sharon Grant, Grace Reilly and Paula Grant. The race took off at a comfortable pace with Mary Mulhare and Cheryl Nolan from St.Abbans taking to the front. Mary Mulhare finished a strong second and along with Paula Grant, Sharon Grant and Grace Reilly retained the gold county team for another successful year. Well done Ladies.
The men’s 10k race was next up and again Portlaoise AC were well represented with 9 runners, Harry Lupton, Tom Lupton, Cyrill Cuddy, James Hamm, Aengus Burke, Partick Marshall, Tony Reilly, Richie Reid and Sean O'Donoghue.
Harry Lupton ran a brilliant race to take his first Senior title for Portlaoise AC and the men went on to win the team gold for Portlaoise AC. Harry took it out from the start battling with Ballyfin's Colin Maher. However, with two laps to go, Harry made a decisive move and opened up a sizeable gap, which was enough to see him secure a well-deserved Laois senior title. The men also secured gold county team with Harry Lupton, Tom Lupton, Cyril Cuddy, James Hamm, Tony Reilly and Aengus Burke running fine races to secure the team prize.

Overall a great day for our senior athletes. Well done to all

Full Results Here

Next up our Juveniles
Another great day for our younger members competing today in Stradbally.
Grace Cuddy, Saffron Adams ,Tom Macaulay, Ross Ring, Jack Downey, Daniel Downey, Oliver Macaulay,Ben Toomey,Fionn Cuddy, Harrison Marsall,Emma Jane Cuddy,Sean Kirby, Aoife Cuddy, Mya Adams,Grace Meade, Tara Ring,Caoimhe Cuddy, Rebecca Marshall ,Lilly Van Der Bergh,Esmee Van Der Bergh,Grace Cunningham,Ruby Conroy & Niall Kirby.
Fantastic running by each and every member.

Special mention to all our medal winners:
Saffron Adams 3rd U/8
Grace Cuddy 8th U/8

Relay Results:

U/9 Boys Bronze
Tom Macaulay
Jack Downey
Daniel Downey
Ross Ring

U/13 Girls Bronze
Caoimhe Cuddy
Doireann O'Connor
Rebecca Marshall
Aoife Cuddy

U/15 Boys Bronze
Niall Kirby
Sean Kirby



Vicarstown Parkrun 03.12.17

Great results for all in Vicarstown Parkrun. Well done to Paul Cuddy 2nd male 18.35.
It was a weekend of PB's for all the ladies
Lucy Dunne 1st woman home with a PB of 23.55.
Sinead Curtis 28.11 PB
Martina Gardiner 28.58 PB
Well done to all super running.


Kilkenny Medieval Mile 02.11.17

Well done to Joe Breen & Anna Duggan who ran the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny yesterday. Joe in time of 5.45 and Anna in 6.16.


Mountmellick Family Fun Run 04.12.17

Well done to Margaret Mary Grant, Ursula O'Malley, Niamh Kavanagh, Niamh & Noah Kavanagh who supported the Mountmellick Community Flood Relief 5k today. Pics credit: Noel Coss your social media marketing partner

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