Thursday 17 April 2014

Top Day at Tymon for Future Stars

Rising star James Maguire of Dundrum South Dublin Athletic Club, who won the U-15 Dublin Juvenile Cross-Country title at Tymon Park on Sunday. Tomás Greally

There was great activity in Tymon Park on Sunday where the Dublin Juvenile (uneven ages) and the Dublin Intermediate cross-country championships took place in mild weather conditions.

The juvenile races were well supported with big entries in all events. A couple of stand-out performances included a victory by Sarah Healy of Blackrock AC in the girls' U-13 event.

The talented Blackrock runner had already won the national U-14 cross-country title in Santry just a few weeks ago.

Pierre Murchan of Celtic/DCH had a great battle with Cathal Doyle of Clonliffe Harriers in the boys' U-17 event, with Murchan taking the title.

Another young athlete to impress was James Maguire of Dundrum South Dublin Athletic Club, who won the boys' U-15 race.

Maguire, who is coached by Eddie McDonagh, recently finished second in the U-14 event at the national championships.

Edgars Sumkiss of Clonliffe Harriers came home a winner in the men's intermediate championship, finishing the 8k course in 28.42. Tudor Mircea (Clonliffe Harriers) finished second in 28.54 and Conor O'Keefe (Templeogue) was third in 29.01.

Kate Cronin of Raheny Shamrock AC won the intermediate women's title in 15.44 and she was followed home by her teammate, Chloe Doran (16.01) and Grace O'Rourke of DSD, who finished third in 16.15.

Weather-wise it was a glorious day, with a bumper crowd of spectators and excellent organisation in Tymon Park – all in all, an ideal day for cross-country running.

Irish Independent

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