Well done to the eight Striders teams who competed in tough cross country conditions today and came home with a bucket-full of medals. The BU10 team got us off to a fantastic start, with Eanna Grennan leading us off strongly. Shane Cummins and Ruairi Lyng were excellent in the middle legs, as was Jack Murphy who was gaining all the way to the line on the two leading teams, to secure a Bronze medal. Super sub, Gearoid Byrne, was cheering the boys on from start to finish and was ready to jump in at a seconds notice. Next up were the BU12 team, Eoin Hannon, Sam Myers, Sean Lennon, Ronan Shannon and Donnacha McCarthy, who won a Silver medal. The GU14 team of Kelly Corbett, Ciara Murphy, Isabel Bawden, Ruby Murphy and Aoife Lyng were desperately unlucky not to win a medal, but finished a very creditable fourth place, in a big field.
The BU14’s entered two quality teams and in a very exciting finish, Darragh Flannelly edged out Aidan Shannon as the Striders teams won Gold and Silver. Running the earlier legs, were Finn Kelly, Myles Hewlett, Cosmo Hewlett, Oisin McEochaidh, Owen Lennon and Eoin Shannon. Also lining up with two teams, were the GU16’s who also managed two medals, Silver and Bronze. Well done to Eve Byrne, Erinn Shannon, Louise Doyle, Aisling Power, Leah Myers, Aoife NiEochaidh, Clodagh Foran and Ellie Quinn. Last but not least were our BU16 team of Aaron Browne, Ryan Kielthy, Cian Flanagan and Adam O’Connor. After winning a Leinster relay medal earlier this month, it was no surprise that they ran out Gold medal winners in today’s Wexford event.
Seven team medals is quite an impressive haul at county standard. Well done to all athletes who participated and apologies to those who we were unable to put together teams for.