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Douglas Athletes shine in Munster Cross-Country


Douglas Community School athletes enjoyed another hugely successful day at the first day of the Munster Cross-Country Championships held in Dungarvan, winning team medals in the boys’ u14, u16, and u18 races. In the u14 race the schools newest young athletes raced over 1500m in their first ever Munster Championships and ran superb to take team bronze. They were led home by Jack O’ Mahony 15th, Liam Harris 18th, Alan Ring 22nd and Jamie O’ Connell 27th.  In the u16 race the team had a great day with six Togher runners finishing in the top 14 with Emmet Bracken a great 5th, Ian Tobin 7th, James Kelleher 10th, Andrew O’ Keeffe 13th and Eoin Bourke 14th. The team took the gold easily with the ‘B’ team 4th. In the u18 5000m race Patrick Coleman ran strongly to take 3rd place and other great runs came from Peter Hanrahan 4th, Mark Seacy 11th, Cullen Lynch 14th and Jamie Sullivan 18th. The team unfortunately lost the team title by a mere four points and so got the silver medals. They can however be satisfied with their performance considering they were missing a scoring man in Brian Murray who was sick and Cullen Lynch who was also not fully back to form having been sick during the week. No doubt they will give the All-Ireland title a real go in five weeks time and shoot for the three in a row. Well done to all on some superb performances.


Last year's Ras Na hEireann International Cross-Country (February 2009)
Last year's Ras Na hEireann International Cross-Country (February 2009)

Steven Macklin