Saturday 28 May 2016

Jack does Dunleer and province proud

Published 28/11/2012 | 14:08

JACK McCullough was Dunleer AC's star performer on Sunday when helping the Leinster team win gold at the Woodie's DIY Inter County and Juvenile Even Ages CrossCountry Championships at Fairyhouse in Co Meath.

The mid Louth club was represented by a band of young athletes who all performed very well, led by Jack who finished a fantastic eighth out of 130 runners in the Boys Under14 3,000 metres.

A wonderful talent, Jack went with the quick pace, remained towards the top of the field and ploughed through the mucky conditions at a relentless pace.

In the Girls Under-14 3,000m event Seaghna Campbell ran very strongly to finish 17th out of a field of 142 runners and led her team home to ninth place. Seaghna was backed by Emma Cheshire, Kayleigh Fay and Seoda Matthews who all performed very well.

In the Under-12 Boys 2,000 metre race the Dunleer AC team placed a brilliant fifth out of 16 teams, with Neal Hodgins running a terrific race to lead the boys home. Neal was supported by his hard-working teammates Conor Matthews, TJ Doheny, Finn Reilly, Cathal Quinn and Kian Leavy. In the Girls Under-12 event Katie Matthews and Ciara Matthews did well as they represented both Dunleer AC and Louth.

Aoife Fay ran very well in the sticky conditions, despite suffering from a cold, to finish 33rd out of 133 finishers, while Garry Campbell suffered a fall in the Under-16 Boys race and still managed to clock a time of 16:08 for the 4,000m distance.

The Girls Under-18 4,000m event saw teammates Emma Fay and Niamh Murray acquitting themselves very well to finish 33rd and 38th.

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