Juvenile XC Nationals

Sunday, 27th Nov 2016

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Another great day for MSB in the Even Age Juvenile National Cross Country Championships. With five teams (U12G, U12B, U14G, U14B, U16G) qualified for the event, there were some 30 MSB athletes competing today. It was almost a home fixture out in Abbotstown with MSB being the closest club to the event and it was a superb day for cross country racing.

Everyone performed well in what is an extremely high level competition with all the best athletes from all four provinces taking part. As well as a couple of individual top 12 finishes, MSB also gained two team medals and various athletes also gained both county and provincial team medals.

Top 12 Finishes:

  • U12G - Aoife Brown (11th)
  • U12B - Thomas Bolton (4th)

MSB Team Medals:

  • U12B - Silver (Thomas Bolton, Louie Woodger, Sam Dunne, James Monahan, Sean Finn and Ruairi Macken)
  • U16G - Silver (Aisling Mohan, Sinead Nic Sheion, Molly Brown, Niamh Sheridan)

County Medals:

  • U12G - Silver - Aoife Brown, Gara Williams
  • U14B - Scott Fagan, James Bolton
  • U16G - Gold - Aisling Mohan, Sinead Nic Sheion, Molly Brown

Provincial Medals:

  • U12G - Silver - Aoife Brown, Gara Williams

Special mention goes to Ruairi Macken who agreed, at the very last minute, to sub in for one of the U12B athletes who was unfortunately sick on the day. He was still in bed when he got the call and after a mad dash to the start line he helped the U12B team and himself to a silver medal for his troubles!

Once again thanks to all parents and coaches involved in setting up the MSB tent, providing refreshments, warming up the athletes and getting them to the start line!

Full results here