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Maher surges to win:

A late surge gave Kilkenny’s Brian Maher victory in the 32nd Rockford Roof Tiles 4-mile held in Tinryland, Co Carlow, for the 32nd year.

Sean Hehir, Rathfarnham WSAF, had pushed the pace from the start, along with Maher and Raheny’s Vinnie Mulvey. Only in the final kilometre did Maher make his move, finishing with two seconds to spare in 19 minutes 1 second.

Mulvey was third, Tommy Evans of Gowran fourth and Rathfarham WSAF the first team.

Winning the women’s race comfortably was Raheny veteran Annette Kealy. Aoife Culhane of DSD was second and Raheny’s Orla O’Mahoney third. Taking home the €1,000 holiday voucher was Joe Dunny.

ledwith leads way: Andrew Ledwith will lead the entry at the Rennicks and |Fr Delany Cups 5-mile road race around the quiet roads of Bohermeen, Co Meath on Sunday, September 11 (2.0). All finishers this year will received a specially commissioned medallion, with the winning men’s team taking the Rennicks Cup, a miniature of the Sam Maguire Cup. The winning women’s team receive the Fr Delany Cup.

Rathfarnham numbers:

More than 1,000 are expected for this year’s Rathfarnham 5km, on Sunday, September 25 (10.0).

Last year, Mullingar’s Martin Fagan set a new course record of 13 minutes 54 seconds, and with over €5,000 in prize money, another quality field is expected this year. Register online at www.athleticsrathfarnham.ie.

Tough Tierney:

Paul Tierney’s phenomenal exploits over ultra distance trails continued when he finished finished third in the gruelling Montane Lakeland 100-Mile trail race. Paul’s time was 24 hours 34 minutes 47 seconds. Earlier this year, Tierney, a Cork garda, set a new Wicklow Way record of 13 hours 38 minutes 51 seconds for the 132km waymarked trail.