Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Aoife Cooke of Youghal AC wins National Intermediate Cross Country title
The National Intermediate Cross Country Championships were held in Galway last weekend and Aoife Cooke of Youghal AC won the women's title. This adds to the National Novice title that she won in December of 2015 in Dungarvan.
Aoife Cooke's victory came almost 39 years after her aunt, Mary Dempsey (now Sweeney), won the same race over a snow-covered course at Rockwell College in February of 1978.
Aoife also led the Cork team to Gold with a score of 27 points, two points ahead of Dublin on 29.
As you can see below, East Cork AC and Youghal AC turned out in numbers for this race and Youghal managed to take a team Silver.
ID Time PositionName Club Name Club Team County Team
274 20:01 1 Aoife Cooke Youghal A.C. Youghal A.C. Cork
207 21:10 5 Fiona Santry East Cork A.C. Cork
276 21:43 9 Ruth Millerick Youghal A.C. Youghal A.C. Cork
273 22:33 12 Evelyn Cashman Youghal A.C. Youghal A.C. Cork
272 22:50 15 Deirdre Ansbro Youghal A.C. Youghal A.C. Cork
206 22:57 16 Eadaoin O'Neill East Cork A.C. Cork
278 23:18 18 Louise O'Brien Youghal A.C. Youghal A.C. Cork
275 23:50 23 Julie Keneally Youghal A.C. Youghal A.C. Cork
211 24:20 26 Michelle Ahern East Cork A.C.
279 25:18 33 Margaret O'Mahony Youghal A.C. Youghal A.C
Club Team Points
Place Club Positions Points
2 Youghal A.C. 1, 9, 12, 15 37
County Team ...Points
1 Cork 1, 5, 9, 12 ...27
In the men's race, East Cork AC were in action and managed to field a full team to take a very respectable 5th place.
43 29:41 14 Kenneth Kelleher East Cork A.C. East Cork A.C.
59 31:17 26 Andrew Sheehan Leevale A.C.
38 31:19 27 Shane Harrington East Cork A.C. East Cork A.C
39 31:39 33 Brian Harty East Cork A.C. East Cork A.C
44 32:26 44 Kevin O'Leary East Cork A.C. East Cork A.C.
5 East Cork A.C. 14, 27, 33, 44 ...118
As you can see above, there were 5 men from Cork taking part. As six were required for a county team, Cork were not presented in the inter county competition.
Full results as always on the Athletics Ireland website.