Two from two for Turner in BHAA

Colm Turner

Lindie Naughton

NA Gardaí's Colm Turner of made it two wins from two BHAA races in the men's 5-mile race at the Eir BHAA Cross-Country in Cherryfield Park, Firhouse, Dublin.

Turner finished in 26 mins 10 secs, with Seán Doran of Harrier Products a close second in 26:16. Finishing third in 26. 31 was Kevin Donogher.

Na Gardaí won the A grade team category from Bank of Ireland and the Teachers team, with Central Bank winning grade B, Fingal County Council C, and RTÉ D.

A delighted Gráinne Butler, who works as a therapist, won the women's two mile race from Sinéad Tighe, with Niamh Corby in third place leading Revenue to team victory ahead of Retail A and Irish Life.

Butler, a BHAA regular for many years, in top form at the moment, won the late and much lamented RTÉ 5-mile a number of years ago.

At the third round of the Meet and Train Women's Winter League over two miles also at Cherryfield Park, Niamh Fitzgerald of Lucan Harriers took her second win of the series.

Winning the battle for second place was Sinéad Tighe of host club Brothers Pearse running her second race of the weekend, while third was Eimear English of Dunboyne AC. Lorna Quinn, winner of the opening races in the series at Dunboyne, finished seventh, helping Sportsworld to a strong position in the team rankings with four finishers in the top ten.

Also looking strong is the Love2Run squad, led by Aisling Smith 11th and Fiona Hayden 12th.

The final league round takes place on Sunday February 16 in Abbotstown, with newcomers, both teams and individuals, welcome.