XC League 2: as it happened (with photos)


Almost 36 years to the day the masses once again descended on The Phoenix Park, this time for Round Two of the Dublin Juvenile XC Leagues.

With big numbers in all races many turned up to do some groundwork in advance of the Even Age Championships which will be held here on 18th October. 

Blackrock Athlete of the Meet was split between two Star Performances which almost book-ended the day! Take a bow Peter Walshe (U10) & Oisin Kelly (U15) both of whom secured 4th spot fighting their way through very large fields and extremely competitive races.  There were fists & elbows flying in the U11’s race which had to go to a stewards enquiry … nobody likes to see that and delighted to say all other races went off without a hitch!

Many of our teams were very evenly matched and came in nicely stacked which bodes well for the Dublin Championships which includes a Team Competition within each race with the Top 4 athletes form each Club to score for their Club Team.  In all we had 50 athletes competing on a sun-filled day with many of our younger Blackrock Athletes competing in Cross Country for the first time.

Blackrock A.C. Entry List: Holly O’Brien; Mimi Reuland; Sinead Kelly; Sophie Curtin; Chris O’Brien; David Quinn; Jack Mulsow; Mark Fitzgerald; Aine O’Neill; Alex Maher; Annalie McMahon; Eve Gormley; Grace Cleary; Grace O’Connor; Joanna Dunne; Libby O’Gorman; Shayna Crowley; Daniel Schwer; Luke Moraghan; Matty Keane; Peter Walshe; Amelie Cafferkey; Caoimhe Martin; Ciara Thornton; Ella Bolger; Hannah O’Brien; Niamh Walsh; Siobhan O’Shea; Sophie Maher; Conn Lucey; Luke Fitzgerald; Max Mason; Niall O’Shea; Robert O’Brien; Tim O’Sullivan; Abby Connaughton; Isabel O’Brien; Lucy Schwer; Simone Towns; Doug Walshe; James O’Brien; Tom McCarthy; Aoife Linnane; Evan Walshe; Oisin Kelly!

Congratulations to everyone – to all of our athletes who put in such solid gutsy performances and to all of our coaches, parents and family who cheered them right to the line!  Photos here capturing the magic of the day!

Dublin Even Age Championships – Entry Closes Tue 6th October 2015
Don’t forget – please send an email to confirm your entry for the Even Age Championships by tomorrow.
The Even Age Championships are on Sun 18/Oct in The Phoenix Park: U10’s, U12’s, U14’s, U16’s, U18’s & Juniors (U19/20’s).

Report courtesy of Paul Walshe