Monday, January 17, 2011

Sligo AC Update: Novice Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to all Sligo Athletes who participated in the Cross Country Championships which were held in Tullamore, Co.Offaly over the weekend. The Women of County Sligo did us pround with a 3rd place team finish in the Senior Womens event. The mens Sligo AC Team finished 6th in the National Novice Cross Country in Tullamore yesterday with some top class performances by a number of athletes; Alberto Sanchez finishing in 5th and Dermot McDermott having a great run to finish 11th. The other team members were Killian O'Connor, Mel Casserly, Seamus Somers, Rory Connor and Paul Deering (pictured).
Sligo AC's best hope for an individual medal, Eimear O Brien, was agonisingly caught for the bronze medal position in the Womens individual race but had the consolation of leading the County team to third place along with Roseanne Mitchell of Sligo AC as they combined with Ashling Van Rensburg and Amy McCool of North Sligo to beat off some well fancied teams.
In the Junior races Sligo AC's Leo Doherty and Jack Connor competed in the under 11 1500mm with Leo finishing in an impressive 8th place and Jack running strongly to finish in the top half of the field. Darren Kilcawley finished 22nd ahead of clubmate Dylan Carty in the Boys U-15 3500m. Sharon Hodgins (pictured) of Sligo AC had a fine race finishing 9th in the girls under 19 National Cross Country. Well done to all athletes who competed from all at the club.

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