Donegal Masters Cross-Country Championship Milford Co. Donegal

14 Oct 2007

 

There was double joy for the club with both individual and team medals for our women and men at the Donegal Masters Cross-Country Championships in Milford on Sunday last.  For the second weekend in a row the women of the club took team gold and the men team silver. Last weekend it was the novice teams while this time it was the master teams.

 

In the women’s race, the ever improving Marie Rooney, who this Thursday heads off to Athens to compete for the Bank of Ireland at the European Corporate games, came through the field strongly to take a good silver behind the runaway winner, Margaret Kelly of Letterkenny.  Philomena Gallagher, after a cautious start, had a great race, moving up to take the bronze medal.  Marie and Philomena were ably supported by Brenda Morris and Jackie Harvey to go on a take the team gold medals.

 

In the men’s race, Paul Ward, beginning his taper down for his first attempt at a marathon, was in fine form and always in contention, just failing to claim a bronze medal in a sprint finish, with a fine fourth place.  Gary Thomas, also going for the marathon at the end of the month, had one of his best races over the country with a fine fifth place finish, with John Cannon running strongly to take eighth.  The team was completed by Vinny Duffy, another man with his eyes on Dublin, in 13th place and Richard McCarthy in 14th, giving the team 30 points and silver medals behind Finn Valley with 21 and Inishowen in third.

 

L-R: John Cannon, Richard McCarthy, Paul Ward, Vinny Duffy and Gary Thomas

L-R: John Cannon, Richard McCarthy, Paul Ward, Vinny Duffy and Gary Thomas

 

All nine athletes from the club heading to Dublin for the marathon begin their taper down this week and with less than two weeks to go; all report clean bills of health.

 

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Results Men
Position
Number
Name Club
1
554
Kieran Carlin Finn Valley AC
2
611
Dominic Bonner Finn Valley AC
3
546
Declan Mc Carthy City of Derry
4
500
Paul Ward Tír Chonaill AC
5
537
Gary Thomas Tír Chonaill AC
6
613
P.J.Boyce Cranford AC
7
610
Michael Penrose Finn Valley AC
8
529
John Cannon Tír Chonaill AC
9
544
Oran Mc Bride City of Derry
10
548
Finbar Gallagher Inishowen AC
11
600
Drew Doherty Finn Valley AC
12
553
Neil Mc Collum Letterkenny AC
13
533
Vinney Duffy Tír Chonaill AC
14
528
Richard Mc Carthy Tír Chonaill AC
15
551
Christy Mc Monagle City of Derry
16
539
Patrick Doherty Inishowen AC
17
541
Owen Mc Kinney Inishowen AC
18
547
Karl Doherty Inishowen AC
19
552
Pat Mc Crudden Finn Valley AC
20
550
Richard Raymond Letterkenny AC
21
540
Sean Mc Daid Inishowen AC
22
300
Lester Dobson Letterkenny AC

 

Team Results Men
Position
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Total
1
Finn Valley AC
1
2
7
11
21
2
Tír Chonaill AC
4
5
8
13
30
3
Inishowen AC
10
16
17
18
61

 

Results Ladies
Position
Number
Name Club
1
263
Margaret Kelly Letterkenny AC
2
264
Marie Rooney Tír Chonaill AC
3
265
Philomena Gallagher Tír Chonaill AC
4
268
Katrina Ruddy Inishowen AC
5
266
Brenda Morris Tír Chonaill AC
6
267
Jackie Harvey Tír Chonaill AC

 

Team Results Ladies
Position
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Total
1
Tír Chonaill AC
2
3
5
6
16