Boyne AC athletes made the short trip up north to take part in the annual Glenmore AC cross-country race last Sunday.
In the U8s, and representing her club for the first time, Ruby Winters finished seventh overall and Cormac Brodigan ran a great race.
In the U10 race, Kaitlin Hughes finished second and her younger brother, Connor, running out of age, finished well down the field with Malachy Brodigan showing what was to come in the future.
In the U12 race, Isabelle Winters continued to improve with each event, finishing third overall, and Will Gow, at a young age, also performed well in the field.
In the U14 girls’ race, Dara Winters collected another medal, finishing fourth in the 2100 metres, an impressive performance as she returned to competition after injury.
In the boys’ U14 race, Eoin McEntee, running out of age, finished seventh in a very strong field of athletes and is certainly one to watch in future races.
To round off a great day for the club, Jack Garvey also collected a medal, finishing seventh over a very tough 3000m course.
Also in action recently a large number of Boyne AC teenagers took part in the Louth cross-country relay last Friday in Newtownstilbane. Brilliant performance from Charlie Kelly’s boys’ U10 team
Cillian Hickey, Harry Kingston and Ross Byrne saw them take home the bronze medal. Also running well in the U10 were Aoife McCabe, Cathlin Hughes, Liam Dowling and Will Gow with sub Rasmus Fangerau.
The girls’ U12 team ran the 400m each, and were unlucky to miss out on a medal – excellent runs from Annabelle Sarsfield, Ellie Russell, Isabel Winters and Robin Reilly, with subs Laois Black and Veronica Zhubu. Similarly, the boys’ U12 team finished fourth with impressive runs from Eoin McEntee, Riley Byrne, Cillian Hickey and Ruadhan Fangarau. The girls’ U14 team also had a good run in the 400m, with impressive performances from Bonnie Hegarty, Dara Winters, Sadh O’Donoghue and Shauna Rice.
In the boys’ race, Ivan Gamble, Naois McEvina, Seamus Keenan and Cormac Reynolds, along with Sub Paraic Keenan, also ran well and were just outside the medals. In the final relay of the night, the mixed U16 team sang their hearts out to finish third overall, with superb efforts from Amy Rice, Harry Bell, Jack Garvey and Ciaran Reynolds.