Another day, another X country race in Riverstick. One might think our athletes could be getting a little tired of the drive to Riverstick, but this was certainly not the case today with a double gold for the club and a host of County medals for Cork won by our athletes. Weekend three of Sean Mcgrath's four weekend racing streak saw the Ballyandreen man take control from the gun to power home in first, taking the Munster Masters title in the process. Sean struggled with the drive home due to the extra weight in the jeep of three gold medals. All positive signs from Sean which should set him up nicely with Abbottstown on the horizon next weekend. Shane Harrington and Frank Hayes bunched well for the majority of the race before Shane made a move with a half a lap remaining to finish in a well fought 9th place, 4th M35. Shane showing great form as of late following his second place finish in Eyeries last weekend. Frank Hayes swapped the dancing shoes for the spikes this weekend finishing strongly in 11th position, taking second in the M45 category also. Brian Harty ran a steady race to round off the team scoring in 17th, 9th M35, consisting training from Brian now starting to prove dividends. Donnacha O'Mahony finished in an impressive 28th position, 3rd M50, Pat O'Connor finished in 33rd, 9th M40, a fine run for a man with little running under the belt, Conor Tierney finished in 42nd, 13th M40 with Denis McCarthy in 75th position, 13th M50. Elsewhere, Kevin O Leary tore up the runway on Friday night to win the Cork Airport 5k.
Results at the following link https://www.corkathletics.org/latest-results/2017/65-november/726-munster-masters-and-juvenile-relay-cross-country-championships-2017.html
Next up is the big one in Abbottstown next Sunday November 26th where our Men's Senior team are in action along with Fiona Santry in the Ladies Senior race.