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A Stepping Stone To Possible Glory

by Jimmy Rhatigan

Castlecomer AC under age athletes, many of them novice competitors, competed in the team relays and individual races.

The event was an ideal stepping stone to opportunities and challenges to come for all as the season opens.  

The relays in particular generate a sense of team solidarity as each competitor steps up to engage in this most demanding of disciplines with the natural elements centre stage.

Weather and underfoot conditions were relatively benign on this occasion.


Individual Races

Girls’ U9 Rebecca Staunton 7th 

Boys’ U9 (pic 1) Ryan Booth 9th, Ciaran Quinn 11th, Sean Dormer 14th, OisÍn Aspel 15th

Team Relays 

Boys’ U11 10th (pic 4)

Conor Holohan, Tommy Hickey, Diarmuid Quinn

Girls’ U13 8th (pic 3)

Laura Gamble, Aisling Phelan, Roisín Holohan

Boys’ U13 8th (pic 2)

Alex Daly, Callin Brennan, Padraic Quinn

Girls’ U 17 4th position  (pic 5)

Emma Lawlor, Jane Holohan, Eimear Phelan

The county senior 2020 was held on the same day with James Kelly winning bronze medals and James Morrissey finishing 7th (pic 6)

On October 3 the first leg of the 2021 Cross Country Championship was held at Ballycurran Cross, Listerlin.

James Morrissey won gold in the novice men’s race and Aisling Phelan (pic 8) won gold U12.

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