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Archives 2019 January to March

Dunboyne 10K - 31st March 2019

Well done to Deirdre Ryan Phelan, Bernard Ó'Faoláin and Aidan Maher who ran the Dunboyne 10K this morning.

SIAB Schools Cross Country International - 23rd March 2019

Great day for the McNerneys, Reidys, St. Cocas & Maynooth Post Primary as Aoife McNerney and Orla Reidy represent Ireland in their international vests today at the home nations schools international cross country event.

Both girls had exceptional runs today. Aoife McNerney was part of the junior girls who finished 4th team and Orla Reidy part of the intermediate team who finished 3rd team home.

Pictured with Gerry Robinson who is part of St Cocas and Maynooth education campus.

Congratulations girls from everyone associated with the club and your school.

St. Patrick's Weekend - Mullingar Half and Portlaoise 5K - 17th March 2019

Congrats to Gráinne Butler, Fiona King and Niamh Dowling on completing the Aon Mullingar Half Marathon this afternoon, and despite facing wintry showers towards the end, Niamh Dowling achieved a new PB.

And in the Streets of Portlaoise 5K, Bernard Ó'Faoláin enjoyed a nice course to set a cracking time of 20:52.
Have a great St. Patrick's Weekend all.

Bohermeen Half Marathon - 10th March 2019

Some very wintry conditions today faced the St Coca's Runners who took on the Bohermeen Half Marathon. Well done all. Thanks to Bohermeen AC for the photos.

All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships, Clongowes Wood College - 9th March 2019

The Irish Life All Ireland schools cross country took place in nearby Clongowes Wood College today. Whether it was the home turf advantage or the inspiration from International Women's day yesterday but all 7 girls ran inspired races.

In the girls junior race Maynooth PP were led by Aoife McNerney who ran the race of her life to take 6th place and secure an international call up for the upcoming schools international. Not far behind was Sadhbh Buckely who finished top 15 and Niamh McDonald 28th. Cliodhna O'Toole running for Dunboyne Community College was also in the top half. Both schools had performed well at Leinster and we waited patiently for team results to be announced. A win for Maynooth was greeted by huge cheers, Dunboyne 6th. A super result for the girls who are all first years.

Orla Reidy was the lone club runner in the Intermediate girls race. It took off at pace and Orla was sitting in the top 15 with a lap to go. She dug in deep and closed in to finish 10th. Another call up to the international cross country on the relay team.

In the senior girls race the crowd were given a display of dominant front running like never before. Dubliner Sarah Healy (a European gold medalist from last summer) with a gun to tape victory. In the race behind Aoife O'Cuill (Maynooth PP) was in a big battle for 4th place and pushed to take it on the line. Aine Burke (Lucan CC) battled well to finish well in 22nd place.

Congratulations to all the girls, to coaches Michael and Larry and to the wonderful supporters who were very vocal throughout the races.