Douglas Community School athletes opened up their cross-country season at Day 1 of the Cork Cross-Country Championships which incorporated the even age groups. The athletes won three team titles and one individual title. In the boys u14 3000m race, the team had all its new recruits in action for the very first time. They did incredibly well winning the team title with Jack O’Mahony fifth, James Gorton eighth, Luke Varian 11th, Barry Forde 12th and other great runs from Ruairi Casey, Stephen Cotter, Rory Barry and Jake O’Connor. The ‘B’ team were also in the medals with a third place finish. In the u16 boys race over 4000m, the team had an easy win with Billy Murphy a superb second; he was followed closely by Brendan Couch third, Eoin Bourke fourth, Michael McLaughlin sixth, John Durcan seventh, Conor Cronin 14th, Jan Galuska 15th and Eric O’ Neill 16th. The ‘B’ team was also third here. Finally the u18 race over 6000m proved to be a cracker with many top athletes in the field. The athletes won the team title with Danny Mullins having a superb win and Cullen Lynch following him home in second place. Patrick Coleman had to drop out with two kilometres left due to a stomach problem but the team held tough with other fine runs from Rob O’Neill, Jamie Sullivan, John Dorgan and Conor Foley. Congratulations also to the new first year athletes that defeated Colaiste Chriost Ri during the week in a first year cross-county race, with Barry Forde having a superb individual win.