STEPHEN EDWARDS of St Killian's Bray seized the day when he won the 5th/6th year boys' trophy at the championships held in Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin.
On a fast 4.6km course, Edwards finished in 28 minutes 14 seconds -- 15 seconds faster than his school-mate and pre-race favourite Maciek Piotrowski. Just one small error cost Piotrowski the race. In third place was Sam Treacy-McGee of High School Rathgar.
Making it a double for St Killian's was Miriam Verdon who won a 5th/6th year girls' category dominated by the Bray school. In second place was Anne Marie Edwards, while third was Aisling Cooling Nolan.
Results -- Boys: 5th/6th Yr (A), 4.6k -- 1 Stephen Edwards (St Kilian's Bray) 28:14; 2 Maciek Piotroski (St Killian's Bray) 28:29; 3 Sam Treacy-McGee (High School) 30:54. TY (A), 4.6k -- 1 Alan Johnson (Castleknock CC) 34:41; 3 David Costello (Castleknock CC) 36:50; 3 Barry O'Brien (St Killian's Bray) 41:44. 2nd/3rd Yr (A), 4.0k -- 1 Luke Kearney (Castleknock CC) 23:27; 2 Dylan Kennedy (Rockbrook Park) 25:02; 3 Donal Kearns (Dunshaughlin CC) 25:36. 1st Yr 2.9k -- 1 Ruairi Long (Rockbrook Park) 19:25; 2 Gavin Dooley (Rockbrook Park) 24:42; 3 Emmet Field (Rockbrook Park) 35:49.
Girls: 5th/6th Yr (A), 4.0k -- 1 Miriam Verdon (St Kilian's Bray) 37:06; 2 Anne Marie Edwards (St Kilian's Bray) 41:25; 3 Aisling Cooling Nolan (St Kilian's Bray) 46:02. 5th/6th Yr B, 2.6k -- 1 Yasmine Barr & Jessica McDonnell (Castleknock CC) 124:14. TY Girls (A), 4.0k -- 1 Jemma Beach & Saoirse Sheehy (Notre Dame Churchtown) 39:00; 2 Ciara Wylie & Gwen Perry (Castleknock CC) 41:23; 3 Katie Conroy & Johanna Morrell de Espana (Notre Dame) 41:43. 2nd/3rd Yr (A), 2.6k -- 1 Jessica Agnoli (Castleknock CC) 21:42; 2 Rachel Mulvihill & Ellen O'Reilly (Mt Anville) 26:47; 3 Katie Brown (Castleknock CC) 28:38. 1st Yr 2.4k -- 1 Eva Nugent & Alannah McEntee (Notre Dame) 28:38; 2 Lucy Bradley & Erica Byrne (Notre Dame) 29:58; 3 Olivia Byrne & Amy Neligan-Cole (Notre Dame) 30:53.