Thursday 20 July 2017

Athletics: McCarthy and fahy seal runaway local one-two in lisgoold 5k

There was a local one-two at the third annual Lisgoold 5k road race as James McCarthy, who lives in nearby Ballincurrig, and village resident Roy Fahy finished first and second.

Over the out-and-back course, McCarthy -- fourth in the Cork senior championships the week before -- was in control from the start, winning in 15:57, seven seconds slower than he recorded last year.

His East Cork clubmate Fahy ran strongly to take second in 16:03, with Rory O'Sullivan from St Finbarr's -- who competed in a 5k in Killarney the previous day, followed by a soccer match in the afternoon -- finishing third in 17:44.

Geraldine O'Shea (St Finbarr's) made it two wins in successive weeks when coming home first in the women's race in 19:35, 17 seconds faster than her clubmate Gillian Cotter recorded 12 months ago.

The second race in the Feet First/Muzuno 5k Series in Killarney saw Sligo visitor Dermot McDermott coming out on top, his 15:54 giving him a 15-second margin over Cork junior cross-country champion Peter Hanrahan from Togher.

Sheila McCarthy from the Riocht club was the women's winner in 17:51, with Martina Kiely of St Finbarr's second.

Irish Independent

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