Uneven Age National Juvenile Cross Country report.
Our last Cross Country Juvenile League event of 2014 was at the Templeogue side of Tymon Park on a tricky and confusing course around several interconnected fields. Parents and coaches covered plenty of ground trying to watch the races!
We had 37 MSB juvenile athletes competing and needless to say, our club colours featured strongest of all the clubs again.
U9 Girls - Saoirse Nic Seoin (5th), Ava Casey, Aoife Sheridan and Molly Olyphant competing very strongly.
U9 Boys - powerful running from all four who featured in the top 10 - Tom Bolton (1st), Patrick O'Reilly, Lucas Girigon and Ethan Monaghan.
U10 Girls - Aoife Brown 1st again, brilliant; good running too from Alison Callinan, Zoe Cocquart and especially well done to Sinead Dowling on her first race for MSB.
U10 Boys - a wonderful team of 8 great runners, what an impact they have on juvenile cross country running in Dublin - Louis Woodger, Adam Nagle, Ben O'Neill, James Monaghan, Oisin Tebite, David Richmond, Donal Fitzmaurice, and Oisin O'Shaughnessy.
U11 Girls - Sadhbh Mohan 1st again, awesome to watch every week; Anastasia Casey getting better every week.
U11 Boys - what a race, James Bolton in joint 1st place!
U12 Girls - Aisling Sheridan (5th), Aimee Fitzmaurice, Leah O'Neill, Roisin Fitzmaurice and Aoibhinn Richmond - well done all five girls.
U12 Boys - Triain Rebega (1st place), Cian Prior (7th) and Finn Woodger - superb effort boys.
U13 Girls - Dearbha O'Reilly 1st again! So strong. Great running too from Sarah O'Gorman.
U13 Boys - Robert Rebega 4th, well done.
U14 Girls - Aisling Mohan 3rd, great effort.
U15 Girls - Katie Duggan 1st for the second time in four league races - brilliant. Hannah O'Neill, better and stronger every week - keep it up on the track in the spring.
Well done again to all. Next up is the National Even Ages, at Santry Demesne where we will feature a strong field of MSB athletes. PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CLUB MEMBERS. We have juvenile athletes competing at U11, U13, U15 and U17. First race is the U11 Girls at sharp.See you there.
Report on Dublin Cross Country Championships Even Ages - Phoenix Park - 19th Oct 2014
On a very blustery day and a very hilly course, our 42 MSB juvenile competitors performed brilliantly to win a large collection of medals!
Our U10 Girls claimed the team Bronze medal over the 1,000m distance and Aoife Brown lead the way winning the individual Silver medal with strong performances also from Saoirse Nic Seoin, Ava Casey (both running-up from U9), Alison Callinan and Ruth Linnane. Great running girls.
Our U10 Boys team won team Gold - marvellous running boys - lead home by Tom Bolton (running up from U9) who claimed 4th place and great running also from Louie Woodger, Adam Nagle, Adam Brennan, Ben O'Neill, James Monaghan, Ethan Monaghan (running up from U9), Oisin Tebite, Oisin O'Shaughnessy, Donal Fitzmaurice, and Remus Onitiu.
Our U12 Girls won team Silver over 2,000m with Sadhbh Mohan (running up from U11) winning the individual Silver medal too. Other great performances from Aisling Sheridan, Leah O'Neill, Aimee Fitzmaurice, Emma Furlong, Roisin McGuinness, Roisin Fitzmaurice and Niamh Glynn.
Our U12 Boys also won team Silver. Well done to Triain Rebega, Sean Og MacSeoin, James Bolton (running up from U11), Cian Prior, Finn Woodger and Josh Duggan on a tremendous effort.
Over a really tough 3,000m course our U14 Girls also won team Silver. Aisling Mohan lead the way for MSB in 4th place, with Molly Brown in 7th and super running also from Rebecca Ward, Ciara Hogan and Greta Hoey.
Our U14 Boys worked very hard in a very competitive age group - well done Sam Turner, Paul Morgan and Owen Watt.
And finally we had great efforts also in U16 Girls from Rachel Furlong (running up from U15) and in U16 Boys from Mark O'Connor (running up from U15) and Adam Watt.
Overall, a brilliant day out for MSB juveniles in the Dublin Even Age Championships and we look forward to lots of entries in the Even Age Nationals (U12, U14, U16, U18; there is no U10 Nationals) in Dundalk on, but before that our Uneven Age juveniles can look forward to in Santry Demesne for the Dublin Uneven Age Championships (U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, U19). The Uneven Nationals (U11, U13, U15, U17, U19) are also in Santry Demesne - the date for your diary is .
In between we have League 4 in Tymon Park, Tallaght on.
Report from Juvenile Cross Country League 3 - Phoenix Park - 5th Oct 2014
MSB had a record-breaking 54 MSB juvenile athletes at Cross Country League 3 on our home turf in Phoenix Park yesterday. Well done to the MSB coaches and parents who make this possible, especially to parents Teresa O'Neill and Sarah McGuinness for their organisational skills!
League 3 turned out to be a great event for all the MSB young athletes taking part and teh cross-country season is proving to be a very positive and rewarding experience for all.
Report from Juvenile Cross Country League 2 - Tymon Park - 28September 2014
MSB had a huge attendance at Cross Country League 2 in Tymon Park, Tallaght, with 48 juvenile athletes competing for MSB.
Tullamore 10th August
Sean MacSeoin 5th 2.09.32 (M2)
Mel Hilliard 3rd 2.13.16 (M3)
Dave Carroll 6th 2.17.82 (M4)
Sean MacSeoin 3rd 4.24.76 (M2)
Mel Hilliard 4th 4.33.13 (M3)
Dave Carroll 5th 4.48.73 (M4)
Tadgh Twomey 1st 7.20.64 (M9)
Mel Hilliard 4th 1.35m (M3)
There was something special about the inaugural Castleknock 5K held last Sunday...!!!!!
Maybe it was the course, a fast first downhill mile, into our wonderful Pheonix Park, a tour through Farmleigh, a tough climb up to the Castleknock College gates, a majestic finish in front of the College itself.
Maybe it was the participants, all in flying form and the reasons they had for taking part, the spirit of Rory Doherty, the funds they were raising for Cystic Fibrosis, the quest to raise awareness for organ donation, the desire to do something for a good cause or simply the joy of running or being out for a walk in the open air with friends and family.
Maybe it was the enthusiasm of the organizers, Rory’s family and friends, the sponsors, the donators, the supportors, the stewards, the gardai, the OPW, the Zumba dancers, and all who combined to make this a race to remember.
One thing was agreed, race organizer Kate O’Neill had a lot to do with making it a special day, Kieran Gallagher’s skills at coordinating were evident and without Eamon Dolan on the PA we’d be lost.
5th Paul Farrell 17:40 1st cat
8th Kate O’Neill 18:04 2nd
10th A. King 18:37 2nd
16th Adrienne Jordan 18:48 1st
25th Emma Donlan 19:20
28th Jim Dowdall 19:28 1st
34th Mark Woodger 19:42
John Todd (Tullamore) 19:57 1st
Eimear O’Leary 20:07
Sharon. Farrell 22:38
E. Coghlan 23:02 2nd
C. Booth 24:30
Irishtown July 9th
Well done to Vanessa O'Connor 4th in the 800m (A) 2.17.25
Pheonix Park Saturday 28th June 2014
Kate O'Neill 6th 29:26, Eimear O'Leary 12th 31:57, Iveta Adamova 33:42
1st Siobhan O'Doherty 27:29
Paul Farrell 29:06, A. King 29:56, Mark Mohan 31:10, D. Hanley 30:16
1st Brandon Hargreaves 24:18
Well done to all and thanks to the volunteers also.
Also congrats to Emma Donlon 3rd in Kilcock 5K 18:37, won by Charlotte Kearney Donadea 17:32
The inaugural Castleknock 5km run will take place on Sunday the 13th of July. The race will raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis along with raising awareness for organ donation. The race is in memory of Rory Doherty, whose organs saved five lives last year after his tragic death. Follow Castleknock5km on Facebook and Twitter and register to run or walk through www.precisiontiming.net. Castleknock, Dublin
Race Organiser Kate O'Neill
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- Dublin Indoor Juvenile Championships