Connacht Cross-Country League – Four medals for Mayo AC

Joan Walsh supporting Mayo AC bronze medal winning o50 team at Drumshanbo in Leg 2 Connacht League











Some more good news today to brighten up a miserable wet evening across the West. Following the third leg yesterday in Roscommon, the results of the 2022 Connacht Cross-Country League have been published.


They show that Mayo AC won four medals. An excellent performance by all of our runners who ran brilliantly in three very competitive races.


In women’s o35 Paula Donnellan won silver (places in 3 legs = 13, 6, 11)


In women’s o50 Noreen McManamon won bronze (places in 3 legs = 21, 8, 16); Joan Walsh finished 6th


Pauline Moran won gold in women’s o65 – another medal to add to the two she won at the British and Irish Masters International on Saturday.

Pauline was the only o65 competitor in legs 1 and 2, and did not have to run at Roscommon after her efforts at Santry.


In women’s club teams Mayo AC won bronze (1st Sligo 95, 2nd North Sligo 148).


All of our women runners in the three legs contributed to the club’s total of 165 points: Angela O’Connor, Colette Tuohy, Breege Blehein, Joan Walsh, Noreen McManamon, Paula Donnellan, Pauline Moran.


Congratulations to our individual medal winners: Pauline, Paula, Noreen and to our Club Team who won bronze.


They all put in a mighty effort at the three locations in Longford, Leitrim and Roscommon on testing courses in challenging weather conditions.


Bualla bus mór for Joan Walsh in particular, she showed the joy of running despite tough conditions and was a key member of the o50 team.


Which reminds us as Joan is from the Hollymount /Reilly /Macken hinterland, that the big event this Sunday (November 20) is the Hollymount 10k. It’s a unique date in the history of this event as for the first time all men and women run in the same race.


So go on, go on, go on- register now!


Hollymount has always served as an opportunity to celebrate the club’s successes during the year and a chance to meet and greet clubmates and friends.


Connacht League Results file:

Senior Cross Country Championships 2022



Connacht Region have attached the following notes to clarify results calculation:


Note the following:

Athlete must have run a minimum of 2 legs to be considered for individual category points.


Club team must have fielded complete teams in a minimum of 2 legs for club team points.


Athletes who run 3 legs take precedence in the medal table over those who have run 2.


Due to the confusion regarding the league on day 2 and different distances it has been impossible to score that leg for the men O35 and O50

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