Kilmacow was the venue for the last county cross-country race for 2019. For KCH this was an important encounter. Having already claimed the overall track and road awards the club came to the novice cross-country races with a slim lead of two points – 28 to Gowran’s 26 and hopes of achieving The Grand Slam. Thanks to the efforts of Kate Millea and Pat Purcell the club fielded teams in both races. The ladies attacked from the start and never relented. Jane Campbell in 4th led the team home. She was followed by Kate Sugrue and a fast finishing Joya Burns resulting in third team place and an important two points. The men were equally determined. The arrival of James Kearney onto the panel gave a boost to the other team members. James went to the front from the start and led for most of the race but was overtaken on the last lap by Oliver Mullally, St Senan’s. James attacked again approaching the finish chute but Mullally managed to take the individual title. Graham Bourne also had a great race, one of many during the year, and claimed the bronze. Tony Lauhoff and Oisin MacCinneide with Billy Quinn completed the team scoring. The team placed second, garnering a further four points. The final tally KCH 34 points, Gowran 30 points. The result – KCH wins the overall cross country award. A grand way to end the season – Grand Slam Achieved.
Juvenile results to follow.