We traveled the short journey to Thurles Crokes on Sunday for the county cross country relays with a small contingent of just two U12 teams. What we lacked in quantity we made up for in quality.
Our girls were first up for this very enjoyable 4x500m event. The ground was in descent condition despite heavy rain in the preceding few days. Our quartet of Anna Paxman, Emily O'Neill, Mairéad O'Brien and Sarah Long put up a stirring performance with the lead changing on a number of occasions with the eventual winners Clonmel. The girls were all smiles at the end and can now look forward to the Munster relays.
Our boys team of Ruairí Walshe, Dillon Bergin, Kevin Finn and Mikey Ryan knew before the start that a big performance was needed to upset a very strong Newport quartet. Our boys were up for it and gave Newport a fright before just coming up short. On a tougher course it could have been interesting so roll on the Munster relays in a couple of weeks.
I do love cross country days.
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