Some of the athletes from Ballinasloe & District Athletic Club who competed in the Galway Cross Country Championship Day 1 & 2. Back Row L-R: Brian Burke, Niall Jennings, Jamie Coyne, Adan McGreal, Conor Harley, Mya Kelly, Roisin Grealy, Ava McKeon, Emily Martin, Mark Kilkenny, Rowan Harley Front Row L-R: Michael Coyne, Fionn Ryan, Ciara Power, Ruth Kilkenny, Sarah Dolan, Kayla McKeon, Aoibheann Fitzpatrick, Clodagh Killeen, Lucy Martin, Aiveen Curley
Galway Cross Country Championships Day 2 Uneven Ages took place in Craughwell on Sunday Oct 11. Athletes from Ballinasloe & District Athletic Club all performed fantastically on this beautiful sunny day.
The u9 girls all ran superbly in their 800m race with Ciara Power and Ruth Kilkenny both winning individual medals (1st 10 home in u9 win medals). Lucy Martin and Sarah Dolan also made their cross country debut. These four girls performed so well that they won the team bronze in this event.
Ava McKeon had a fantastic run in the u11 girls 1500m where she had a convincing win after leading from start to finish. Aoibheann Fitzpatrick (who was running up an age) also had a super run finishing in 10th place followed closely by Clodagh Killeen (running out of age), Emily Martin, Kayla McKeon (running out of age) & Aiveen Curley. These girl’s fabulous collective performance won them the team silver.
In the u11 boys 1500m, the boys from Ballinasloe unfortunately did not have a full team due to illness. Three boys ran up an age with Niall Jennings competing well, even though he was not feeling 100% on the day. He was followed closely by Michael Coyne and then Jamie Coyne who all had strong runs.
Our u13 boys all ran up an age to compete in the 2500m race. They all had a brilliant run with Shane Fitzpatrick finishing in 5th position, Conor Harley in 6th, followed by Adam McGreal and then Godfrey Gibbons. Even though they were all out of age their excellant performances won them the team silver finishing just 1 point behind the gold medal winning team.
Brian Burke as usual had a fabulous run in the u17 boys 5k finishing in 3rd place.
Well done to all those who competed on the day!
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