Craughwell NS’s Victorious Junior Girls Team
The Cumann na mBunscoil Cross Country took place last Thursday in Renmore. Local primary schools dominated the event with all four team titles and 3 of the individual titles going to members of the club as well as 7 of the 8 minor placings in the individual medalist going to current or former members. The team titles were won by Killeeneen (both junior and senior boys), Craughwell (junior girls) and Clarinbridge (senior girls) while the individual titles were claimed by Niamh Niland (Killeeneen) junior girls, Sean Cannon (Oranmore Boys) junior boys and Ultan Sheeran (Killeeneen) senior boys.
Ailbhe Miskella (Craughwell) took silver in the junior girls and led her team to the gold medals with Rebekah Flynn 6th, Emily Miskella 7th and Mia Waters 8th. Jennifer Hughes (Claregalway) took the individual bronze. The Killeeneen team also finished well up with Caoimhe Connolly 16th, Summer O’Boyle 38th and Sophia Brennan 39th. Clarinbridge’s team scored well with 51 points led by Aoife Leahy in 5th place, Bryna Milton 11th,Caoimhe Dalton 12th and Eva Whyte 23rd.
In the junior boys, Phelim McCann (Killeeneen) took the silver and led his team to gold with Adam White 4th, Michael Donoghue 11th and Christopher Brennan 18th. Kyle Moorhead (Craughwell) took the individual bronze medal supported well by his teammates Gavin Kelly, Shaun Gilligan and Jack Farrell.
Clarinbridge also had a strong performance in this race with David Lee 6th, Eoin Lyons 13th, Liam Leen 14th and Sam O’Neill 32nd.
In the seniors Eve McDaid led Clarinbridge to the team title with an individual silver medal followed by Summer Hopcroft 13th, Nicola Fox 15th and Aoife Tynan 19th. Rachel Hughes (Claregalway) placed third in the same race. Emma Urquhart was the leading Craughwell runner, with Saoirse Farrell next followed by Roisin Hansbury and Saoirse Kelly. Catherine Noonan led the Killeeneen team home with a 6th place finish followed by Tara Keily 25th, Aimee Keane 34th and Leigha O’Boyle 35th.
In the senior boys, a strong finish saw Killeeneen’s Ultan Sheeran take the individual title followed closely by teammate Patrick Noonan in 3rd, Oisin Shannon 13th and Sean Noonan 20th – a top notch performance which yielded team gold also. Clarinbridge’s Jack O’Neill came close to the individual honours with a 4th place finish followed by Liam Corcoran 18th, Eoin Ryan 19th and Henry Heskin 32nd. Finbar McFadden was Craughwell’s leading athlete in 8th place followed by Cian Garman 23rd, Darragh O’Connor 33rd and David McDonnell 41st.