Ulster Novice Cross-Country Championship Finn Valley Centre

11 Nov 2007

 

Ulster Novice Ladies

The 'Finn Valley Centre' was the venue again on Sunday last for the Ulster/NIAF Novice Cross-Country Championships, where the club had a men’s team and two individual women competing. The unavailability through injury meant that the club had no women’s team backing up the fine effort of the two individuals.

Sharon McGowan had perhaps her best cross-country race of the season with a strong run over a flat, but sticky course that saw ten juvenile races ran on it before the novice. Crossing the line in a strong 9th place, Sharon was the second Donegal women to finish and was pleased with her effort.  Sharon Meehan, who had come almost directly from her work on a night shift, had another solid run and placed a great 14th overall. 

 

Sharon McGowan (Tír Chonaill AC)

Sharon McGowan (Tír Chonaill AC)

 

Results Ladies 3500m

Place
No
Name Club County
1
858
Aileen Morrison City of Derry AC Derry
2
855
Louise Kiernans Bailiebourough AC Cavan
3
857
Patrice Clarke Bailiebourough AC Cavan
4
863
Cliona Bunne Finn Valley AC Donegal
5
859
Jacqueline McMonagle City of Derry AC Derry
6
882
Helen Stockdale Omagh Harriers Tyrone
7
853
Emily Meehan Bailiebourough AC Cavan
8
879
Claire Lawn Omagh Harriers Tyrone
9
889
Sharon McGowan Tír Chonaill AC Donegal
10
870
Bridie Moohan Inishowen AC Donegal
11
884
Marie Therese Speight Omagh Harriers Tyrone
12
854
Ita Kiernan Bailiebourough AC Cavan
13
873
Katrina Ruddy inishowen AC Donegal
14
890
Sharon Meehan Tír Chonaill AC Donegal
15
874
Catherine Russell Letterkenny AC Donegal
16
872
Eilish Bell Inishowen AC Donegal
17
865
Kitty Gallagher Finn Valley AC Donegal
18
877
Michelle Duffy Letterkenny AC Donegal
19
864
Gloria Donaghy Finn Valley AC Donegal
20
852
Christina Fay Bailiebourough AC Cavan
21
867
Sharon Thompson Finn Valley AC Donegal
22
860
Linda Hall City of Derry AC Derry
23
868
Anna Doherty Inishowen AC Donegal

 

 

 

Ulster Novice Men

Our men, led by the ever improving Gary Thomas, who had a powerful run, eating up the ground in each of the five laps, over the 6000m circuit to finish third Donegal man in 9th place and take the team to fifth position.  Richard McCarthy followed his good run form the previous Sunday with another solid performance in 16th place, followed by Vinny Duffy in a super 20th place.  Jonathan Kennedy, finding the soft ground a little tough was well pleased with his 28th place ahead of Sean Cassidy in a good 30th with Tony Cummins, called into action again at the last minute and never failing to deliver with a good 36th place finish.  Well done all.

 

Novice Men at the start

Novice Men at the start

 

Tír Chonaill AC: Back; Sean Cassidy, Vinny Duffy, Richard McCarthy Front; Gary Thomas, Jonathan Kennedy and Tony Cummins

Tír Chonaill AC: Back; Sean Cassidy, Vinny Duffy, Richard McCarthy

Front; Gary Thomas, Jonathan Kennedy and Tony Cummins

 

Results Men 6000m

Place
No
Name Club County
1
946
Jason Walsh Omagh Harriers Tyrone
2
913
Martin Fulton Bailiebourough AC Cavan
3
919
Philip Smith Bailiebourough AC Cavan
4
941
Neil Faulkner Letterkenny AC Donegal
5
939
Gavin Crawford Letterkenny AC Donegal
6
912
Killian Heery Bailiebourough AC Cavan
7
922
Michael Finnegan City of Derry AC Derry
8
944
Ciaran Collins Omagh Harriers Tyrone
9
953
Gary Thomas Tír Chonaill AC Donegal
10
921
Kevin Carlin City of Derry AC Derry
11
919
Connor Johnston City of Derry AC Derry
12
926
Colm Connolly Clones AC Monaghan
13
949
Martin McGlaughlin Omagh Harriers Tyrone
14
936
Adrian Callaghan Letterkenny AC Donegal
15
923
Oran McBride City of Derry AC Derry
16
958
Richard McCarthy Tír Chonaill AC Donegal
17
928
Finbarr Gallagher Inishowen AC Donegal
18
613
  St Michael's Enniskillen Fermanagn
19
931
Patrick Doherty Inishowen AC Donegal
20
961
Vincent Duffy Tír Chonell AC Donegal
21
951
Peter Skeffington Omagh Harriers AC Tyrone
22
940
Mark Monaghan Letterkenny AC Donegal
23
932
Partick McGlaughin Inishowen AC Donegal
24
927
Dermot Sweeney Inishowen AC Donegal
25
929
John Collins Inishowen AC Donegal
26
943
Richard Raymond Letterkenny AC Donrgal
27
950
Michael Ward Omagh AC Tyrone
28
956
Jonathan Kennedy Tír Chonaill AC Donegal
29
948
Mark Grey Omagh Harriers Tyrone
30
959
Sean Cassidy Tír Chonaill AC Donegal
31
942
Neil McCallum Letterkenny AC Donegal
32
915
Michael Meehan Bailiebourough AC Cavan
33
933
Seamus McDaid Inishowen AC Donegal
34
914
Maurice Meehan Bailiebourough AC Cavan
35
935
Vincent Hegarty Inishowen AC Donegal
36
960
Tony Cummins Tír Chonaill AC Donegal

 

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