Striders Women Team Gold and Striders Men Team Gold at today’s County Intermediate Cross Country! Topped off with Silver Individual for Beth O’Connor and Silver for Brendan Lyng, Bronze for Paul Doran.
A small turnout in the womens race but that didn’t mean the competition was any easier, with strong performances combined for gold team with Beth 2nd, Sonya Byrne 4th and Anastasia Cash and Aine Cullen making up the rest of the team.
Brendan Lyng and Croghan man Mark Poole broke away from the field early on, with a sprint finish barely separating the 2 in the end. A large pack of 10 or so athletes battled behind for bronze, with Paul Doran breaking away and taking 3rd, George Delaney hot on his heels in 4th. Sean Murphy was 4th man home for the team, with Pat Murray right behind Sean. These 2 places were vital for that team gold. Great runs from Fabian Flood and Emmett Malone to complete the mens turnout.
Great way to finish 2018 with Masters XC to follow in January. Congrats again everyone