Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Leevale AC Retain National Senior Cross Country Title

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Leevale AC Retain National Senior Cross Country Title

The National Senior Cross Country Championships were held at the Sports Ireland Campus in Dublin last weekend on Sunday the 25th of November 2018. The Leevale AC womens team from Cork retained their national title by finishing in first place!

Since the competition has been held in Abbotstown, Dublin, Leevale AC have finished 2nd in 2016, 1st in 2017 and 1st in 2018.

(first 4 to score)
801 28:20 4 Michelle Finn Leevale A.C.
800 28:45 8 Dylan Hassett Leevale A.C.
806 29:44 24 Sinead O'Connor Leevale A.C.
803 30:51 38 Niamh Moore Leevale A.C.
802 31:19 46 Michelle Kenny Leevale A.C
804 33:06 78 Niamh Roe Leevale A.C.
799 33:36 85 Carol Finn Leevale A.C.

There were however no other Cork teams in the results (four are required for a full team). The overall numbers for a national championships were pretty poor with only 13 teams (12 in 2016, 9 in 2017). Only 10 of the 32 counties had a team of four.

The Senior Cork women's team dropped down to 4th place this year after finishing 2nd in 2016 and 1st in 2017.

In the mens senior competition, East Cork AC and Leevale AC were the only two Cork teams finishing 9th and 10th respectively. Leevale AC finished 3rd in 2016, 8th in 2017 and 10th in 2018. East Cork AC finished 9th on 2016, 7th in 2017 and 9th in 2018.

The Senior Cork men's team drop down to 4th this year after finishing 3rd in 2016 and 2017.

Like the women's competition, there was a lack of teams or counties. A total of 18 teams took part in 2018 (18 in 2016, 19 in 2017) while there were 10 counties in 2018 (8 in 2016 & 2017).

The full results can be seen on the Athletics Ireland website.

Number of teams at the Irish National Senior Cross Country Championships

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