Cow Park in Dunboyne was the venue for today’s Uneven ages All-Ireland cross-country final. There may not have been any “Cow Droppings” but there was plenty of muck to contend with. Add in very cold weather and it made for a tough outing for our young athletes. Full credit to them took it in their stride. The U11 girls were first off and a fabulous run by Sinead Cormack saw her finish in 36th place scoring on both county and Leinster teams. Not far behind her was Kate Maher in 42nd place and also a scorer on the county team which placed fourth. There were further good performances by Martha Bergin, Kara Canavan, Ellen Cormack and Eabha Hanrahan. The under 11 boys had Robert Lacey finishing in 31st place and a county scorer. Both Thomas Hayes and Shay Molloy put in steady performances. Sinead, Kara, Ellen, Eabha, Thomas and Shay are all U10s so we can look forward to seeing them as U11s again in 2020. Todays experience should stand them in good stead.
Ruairi McEvoy was our sole representative in the U15 race. Finishing 94th was a considerable improvement on his Leinster performance. Our under 19 boys were without the services of Shay McEvoy and Cathal Kearney. The team worked well with Kevin Burns the leader coming 17th. John Muldowney had a fine run to place 25th. James Kearney and Dylan McLaughlin completed the scoring. The result was a set of silver All-Ireland medals. Well done lads.
Once again we thank Noel Maher for having the tent in place and parents and other family members for their ongoing help and support. Happy Christmas to all – athletes, coaches, committee members, parents and all our supporters.