Catch completes Winter League hat-trick

THERE was another big turnout of sixty five runners for the third and final leg of the Winter League last Thursday evening which was run over a distance of 3000 metres and incorporated both the tartan track and tarmac circuits.

THERE was another big turnout of sixty five runners for the third and final leg of the Winter League last Thursday evening which was run over a distance of 3000 metres and incorporated both the tartan track and tarmac circuits.

For the second year running, Catch Grennan made it a clean sweep of victories in the three leg series, when he led the whole way to come home a comfortable winner in a time of 9.33. Declan Fahey took second place in 9.43, just three seconds clear of Mark Serviss in third.

Jason Donegan was the fastest Junior athlete on the night when finishing sixth in 10.09, just getting the better of his father, John who clocked 10.11. Pauline Curley was the first woman home and clocked 10.34.

Catch Grennan took the overall Winter League title by virtue of three straight wins, with the consistent Mark Serviss taking second place.

In the team competition, the winners were Team D captained by Sharon Daly with a total of 1612 points, well ahead of Team A captained by Andy O’Grady who finished with a total of 1312 points. Bernie Daly’s Team B were third with 1212 points and Team C led by Michael finished in fourth place with 1060 points.

Results : 1 Catch Grennan 9.33; 2 Declan Fahey 9.43 ; 3 Mark Serviss 9.46 ; 4 Kevin Murphy (Guest) 9.48 ; 5 Michael Murphy 9.56 ; 6 Jason Donegan 10.09 ; 7 John Donegan 10.11 ; 8 John Harkin 10.22 ; 9 Brendan Abbott 10.27 ; 10 Harry Flynn 10.29 ; 11 Pauline Curley 10.34 ; 12 Barry Mooney 10.38 ; 13 Dave Gorry 10.41 ; 14 Conor Mooney 10.42 ; 15 Sean Donegan 10.50 ;

16 Ray Martin 10.55 ; 17 Ian O’Kelly 11.02 ; 18 James Mahon 11.06 ; 19 Dermot O’Carroll 11.08 ; 20 Liam Dunne 11.09 ; 21 Liam Byrne 11.10 ; 22 Ger Lynam 11.12 ; 23 Maurice Fitzgerald 11.13 ; 24 Glen Finlay 11.20 ; 25 Nicole Cuskelly 11.25 ; 26 Liz Cuskelly 11.35 ; 27 John Phelan 11.37 ; 28 Fra Mollen 11.40 ; 29 John Monaghan 11.49 ; 30 Michelle Mullaney 11.52 ;

31 Philip Serviss 11.53 ; 32 Nick Devery 12.01 ; 33 Adrian Martin 12.03 ; 34 David Monaghan 12.08 ; 35 Leonard Owens 12.10 ; 36 Dean Claffey 12.12 ; 37 Tony McCormack 12.13 ; 38 Sinead Rigney 12.15 ; 39 Ivan Dunne 12.17 ; 40 Mary Bracken 12.33 ; 41 Kevin Bracken (Guest) 12.34 ; 42 Marcus Brady 12.37 ; 43 Shane Dunne 12.45 ; 44 Mary Daly 12.47 ;

45 John O’Connell 12.48 ; 46 Ger Keyes 12.51 ; 47 Nita McLoughlin 13.03 ; 48 Martina Conlon 13.07 ; 49 Peter Daly 13.28 ; 50 Rita Daly 13.31 ; 51 Una Mullen 13.31 ; 52 Mags Grennan 13.34 ; 53 Michael Carroll 13.40 ; 54 Ailish McDonald 13.47 ; 55 Bernie Daly 13.51 ; 56 Charlotte Abbott 14.19 ; 57 Damien Mangan 14.25 ; 58 Mary Casey 15.24 ; 59 Angela Martin 15.27 ; 60 Sharon Daly 15.41 ; 61 Jim Dolan 16.29 ; 62 Fiona Phelan 17.10 ; 63 Ellen Hogan 18.00 ; 64 Veronica Casey 18.01 ; 65 Miriam Brady 18.12.

Killarney 5K road series: Jim Langan had his third straight victory in his age category in the third leg of the Killarney 5K road series where he clocked 24.31.

Fixtures: December 11 - National Novice Cross Country championships, Curragh, Co Kildare. December 20 - Grand National 5K handicap race at 7pm, Tullamore Harriers.

Training: Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm, Sunday morning at 8.30am Except on a race day. New members always welcome.

With the dark evenings now here it is important to be seen on the roads so reflective gear must be worn while training on the roads.