Cross Country Update

Main results from mayo men+women cross country championship/trials [03/10/10 in Ballina]

Senior Ladies.
1st Derval Devaney, Mayo A/C.
2nd Jennifer Kolling, Swinford.

Senior Men.
1st Roger Barrett, Ballina.
2nd John Byrne, Mayo A/C.
3rd Robert Malseed.Mayo A/C

Novice Ladies.
1st Michelle Reynolds, Ballina.
2nd Amanda Hynes, Swinford.
3rd Angela Corduff, Westport.

Novice Men.
1st Anthony Murray, Mayo A/C.
2nd Michael McNeela ,Westport.
3rd John Blehein, Mayo A/C

Teams; 1st Mayo A/C
Masters Ladies.
1st Angela O’Connor, Mayo A/c.
2nd Ann Murray, Mayo A/C.
3rd Mary Naylor, Mayo A/C.

Masters Men.
1st Tommy Neville, Ballina
2nd Sean Gallagher, Ballina
3rd Peter Hynes, Swinford.
****  The Connacht Even Ages, Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships takes place in Belleek, Ballina on Sunday 31st October at 1.00pm.  Clubs please ensure that your entries are with the competitions secretary by 19th October at the lastest.

 Update 28 Sept 2010: 
As a build up to the cross country season ahead the Mayo AAI  County mens and womens cross country championships and trial will be held on Sunday next [3rd] in Belleek  Ballina starting at 1.30 pm in conjunction with the underage championships
*Race HQ  will be at the nearby Ballina AC clubhouse
*Individual and team medals awarded
* mens distance 8k …womens distance…..5k
*entry fee…..€7
*Guest runners welcome
 *More info from Michael  [086] 8534729 after 7pm………………..

Mayo AAI county board is giving its full support to strongest possible men’s and women’s teams being entered from mayo in the AAI national inter counties cross country championship on November 21st and AAI national novice cross country championship  on December 5th at venues yet to be decided.

As a build up to this the mayo county mens and women cross country championship and trial will be held in Ballina  on Sunday October 3rd along with the mayo underage championships
Medals will be awarded to top 3 men and women finishers also club teams [4 to score in both men and women] A number of runners will be selected after this race while the remainder will be selected based on form leading up  to the nationals also a number of mayo born runners  competing with clubs outside the county will be considered

It should be noted that the national novice cross country is also an inter club event and any mayo club can enter its own team in this also

With the number of senior athletes  running in mayo at an all time high  it is hoped that this effort will result in our best runners making a big impact in cross country at national level .

Masters cross country trial
On Sunday October 17th while the mayo ac ladies team will be running in the European clubs cup in Portugal it is expected that quiet a number of mayo ac members will be heading to the Phoenix park for the Irish trial to select teams for the British and Irish Cross Country  International to be hosed by Athletics Ireland on Saturday  November 13th at Santry Demesne in Dublin This is the big annual event in masters cross country in this part of the world and will attract close competition from men and women  teams from Ireland England Wales Scotland and  Northern Ireland

The fact that the event is being hosted in Dublin this year will mean that there will be intense competition for team places in the various age categories .Men and Women’s teams will be selected from over 35 upwards followed by over 40 over45 over 50  and so on it should be noted that number of people  per national  team is six up to men+50 and four in all others

In recent years four mayo ac members Breege Blehien McHale Tom Hunt Ronnie Naylor and Paddy Murray competed with distinction in this event and it  is expected that a number of the  clubs  runners will be pushing hard for places this year

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