06 Dec 2017

Dublin XC League 3 Updates and overall League Standings

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League 3 took place in Tymon Park on Sunday last and once again we had some strong performances as the younger squads took centre stage!!

Only the dedicated few turned out today in Tymon Park for the final of the league series of XC races. However, the Blackrock vest was represented at every age group with strong performances from Under 9 up to Under 14. Please see all performances below and many thanks to Val O’Brien for the race report: 
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06 Dec 2017

Fit4life / Senior Men Update November 2017

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Fit4life / Senior Men Update November 2017 Gerry Flaherty bacfit4life@gmail.com

Run in the Dark 2017

Fit4life / Senior Men had a good representation at the recent Run in the Dark 5km and 10km Night Runs on a cold, wet, dark and miserable evening. We had some amazing times with some of the newer Fit4life runners taking minutes of their best times and 2 ladies doing their first ever 5km non-stop. Congratulations everyone. Read more

29 Nov 2017

Abbotstown National Even age XC championships summary

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Well done to all our athletes who took part in the Even Age group XC Championships in Abbotstown over the weekend. Once again, the standard was extremely high in all age groups and our young squad members performed admirably across the U12 & u14 categories…

In the U12 boys, the team of Sean O’Riagain, James Neary, Luke Moraghan, Daniel Schwer, Jack Fairmaner & Antoine Roquette all had good outings with Sean and James part of the Dublin team of six that just narrowly missed out on a County medal finishing in fourth place

In the U14’s, Lucy Schwer (Dublin team) was our sole representative in the girls race and put in a fine performance whilst Sam O’Kelly, James O’Brien, Oscar Canavan, Killian Curran, Robert O’Brien and Luke Fitzgerald represented the club in the boys U14 3k and once again the lads put in a strong showing.

Well done to all the athletes on some great performances during the XC season.

Next up is the National Uneven age group XC Championship in Waterford on December 17th.

15 Nov 2017

Senior Womens Update

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Congratulations to all club members who completed the Dublin marathon in October! Results from the Senior Women’s section:

Dublin marathon, Oct 29, 2017:
Michelle Tracey 4.07.36
Jennifer Lee 4.09.27
Mary Mason 4.23.22
Clare Morgan 4.30.23 3rd O55 A.A.I. Dublin Marathon Championship 2017
Kathrin Riordan 4.38.52
Breda O’Keeffe 4.38.53
Tara Cooke 4.38.54
Jasmine Murphy 4.46.11 pb
Eva Fairmaner 4.8.55
Sinéad Howard 5.42.29
Deirdre Howard 5.42.39 debut marathon

And well done to all Senior Women who competed in races over the Autumn. Some highlights below:

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10 Nov 2017

Dublin Uneven XC Championship summary

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Santry played host to the Uneven Dublin XC championships last weekend. Once again we had a large turn out and some excellent performances.

Congratulations to Matthew O’Donnell on a fine 1st place in the boys U9 age group. Reports below:

Under 9s

A super turn-out from our Under 9’s some of whom were competing in their first cross country event. The girls were up first with Caoimhe McDermott, Emilie Vioreanu, Jessica Maher , Mealla Hunt, Juliette Marry and Leah McHugh all running out hard and showing great grit and determination.  Read more

10 Nov 2017

Schools XC update October/ November (updated Tues 14th Nov)

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14th Nov: Congrats to Beth Sweeney (Sion Hill) who came third in the Combined Events (Indoor) Schools Intermediate championships back in late October and then went on to taste All Ireland experience in AIT earlier this month with another strong showing.

Club athletes were involved in Schools XC races over the last two months in Santry/ Brother at your Side competition, Phoenix Park/ Comprehensive schools comp and Blackrock College’s annual XC event.

We had good performances and top 10 finished across the three events from: Oisin Kelly (Newpark/ 3rd), Lucy Schwer (HCK/ 3rd), Ciara Dunne (Loreto Dalkey/ 3rd), James O’Brien (Oatlands/ 5th), Sam O’Kelly (Oatlands/ 10th), Hannah O’Brien (Carysfort NS/ 2nd), Holly O’Brien (Mt Anville/ 5th), Doug Walshe (Benildus College), Isabel O’Brien (Mt Anville) and Oscar Canavan (Willow Park/ 1st).

Please send on any other results to hand and well done to all.