Wexford Senior Cross Country Championships, Ballytrent, 18-Dec-2016

Great running from both our senior teams, with the mens team winning a brilliant silver team medal. Led home by the inimitable John McGrath great running from Alan O’Connor, Ted Flannelly, Sean Murphy, Pat Callaghan, Matt Flannelly, John Kent, La La Murphy, Luke Butler and Emmett Malone. Great stuff lads; fourth year in a row for a top three placing in the County Senior. Serious dedication from a small group of lads.
Our ladies team today gave their all, over a good, but testing 5km course. They were just short of a top three team placing coming in 4th position. Huge well done to Sonia Byrne, Beth-Anne O’Connor, Catherine Ronan and Aine Cullen.

All Ireland Juvenile UnEven Age Cross Country Championships, Dundalk, 11-Dec-2016

It was an historic day for the Striders as we fielded three club teams and won the full gambit of medals – in the individual, club, county and province events. The Striders U13 boys team of Aidan Shannon, Myles Hewlett, Eoin Shannon, Darragh Flannelly, Owen Lennon and Oisin MacEochaigh made history by becoming the first Striders juvenile team to win a national cross country medal in over thirty years. In a great race for our club, Aidan and Myles won individual medals, finishing 4th and 11th respectively. With four scoring in the club event, the boys finished second behind Westport AC. They also helped the Wexford team finish second in the county event, behind Clare. Continue reading

Wexford Winter League, Round 2, Enniscorthy, 09-Dec-2016

110-e25a0332Well done to all fifty one Juvenile Striders who competed on Friday night and maintained our leading position, at the top of the league table at the half way point. Competing for the girls, with some making their first ever appearance in a competitive event were Anna Murphy, Hannah Carney, Moya Corbett, Milly Sutton, Katie Whelan, Chloe Berry, Leona Berry, Isabel Bawden, Aisling Ryan, Ciara Murphy, Kelly Corbett, Erinn Shannon, Clodagh Foran, Louise Doyle, Leah Myers, Ellie Quinn, Aoife Ni Eochaidh, Grace Costello, Rebecca Bawden, Allanah Byrne. The Striders boys in action were Liam Kenneally, Jake Sutton, Killian Rossitor, Gearoid Byrne, Josh Malone, Sean O’Brien, Max Murphy, Jack Murphy, Eanna Grennan, Conor Meehan, Shane Continue reading

Wexford Winter League, Round 1, Enniscorthy, 02-Dec-2016

34-cb0q0067Congratulations to the forty two juvenile athletes, who have put USAC in first 17-e25a9909position of the Wexford Winter League, after round 1. With so many great performances, on a cold Friday evening at the Enniscorthy track, it was obvious that the 2016 Striders squad are determined to retain the trophy that they’ve held for the past three years.

Liam Kenneally, Josh Malone and Gearoid Byrne got us off to a great start, over 300m. Liam, nephew of former Strider legend, Barry Moroney, ran exceptionally well to finish third, in his first ever race. Maeve Burke, also performing for the first time, ran a great race to earn points for the club. Our first win of the evening came via Sean O’Brien, Continue reading