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Saturday 19 April 2014

Running: Maunsell crosses line for eircom WIN

Eventual winner, Kevin Maunsell (right), UCD, with third-placed Robbie Matthews (centre), and second-placed Michael Carmody (left), during the BHAA Eircom cross-country at Tallaght. Photo: Tomás Greally

Kevin Maunsell delivered another top-drawer performance on Saturday in Cherryfield Park, Firhouse, to win another Business Houses Athletic Association event in the Eircom Cross-Country race over five miles.

Maunsell, a native of Clonmel and now working for Car Trawlers in Dublin, cruised to a comfortable victory in 26.34.

Michael Carmody finished second in 27.01 and Robbie Matthews was third in 27.10.

Ailish Malone led the field home in the women's race over two miles, finishing in 12.20. She was followed by Jean Wilson (TCD), who crossed the line in 12.24.

Emilia Dan finished third in 13.32.

This was a second-in-a-row BHAA event victory for Maunsell and he was happy with his performance.

"I find these BHAA events ideal for me and they are very well organised, with a really friendly atmosphere," he said.

The next race in the BHAA Cross-Country Series is the North County Farmers promotion in Swords on Saturday, February 1.

For more information on BHAA events visit: www.bhaa.ie

 

FITZPATRICK BLAZES A TRAIL TO WINS 10K TITLE

Tomas Fitzpatrick (inset) of Tallaght AC led home an entry of over 500 in Sunday's annual Heath GAA 10k in Laois, finishing in 31.49.

Tom Hogan (SBR) finished second in 32.29.

Orla Drumm of Crusaders AC finished 12th place overall to win the women's race in 36.56.

Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) was second in 37.31.

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