Sean Caulfield takes the O40 Masters County Cross Country Title

The O40 Mens Cross Country Championship (6k) was held todayat Ballycurran Cross on the lands of Paddy Grennan. The race was held  in warm breezy conditions on a lovely firm 6 lap course which although full of running had a testing  hill which had to be negotiated six times and a strong wind which was waiting for the runners at the top of the hill.

Sean Caulfield was equal to the task and ran strongly to establish a clear lead which he maintained all the way to the finish.

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Gowran athlete Simon O Dwyer was second with KCH athlete Denis Corrigan finishing in the bronze medal position.

St Josephs (16 pts) won the team prize, despite losing Larry Lacey with a injury, with brothers Michael and Seamus Power finishing 4th and 5th and the ever reliable Rocky Mernaghin 7th completing the team.

The team battle for second and third place was close with St Senans (21 pts)  second and Gowran AC (21 pts) having to settle for bronze on countback. KCH (26 pts ) were 4th.

Special thans to the Grennan family for their continued support of athletics in the provision of a wonderful venue for the staging of the race.

Next weekend Oct 16th sees the O45 3k Championships which will take place in Castlecomer

Overall Results

1 Sean Caulfield, St Senans, 2 Simon O Dwyer, Gowran AC, 3 Denis Corrigan, KCH, 4 Michael Power, St Josephs, 5 Seamus Power, St Josephs, 6 Muiris Bric, Gowran, 7 Rocky Mernagh, St Josephs, 8 Steve Dermody, KCH, 9 PJ Dwyer,  St Senans, 10 Jack Duggan, St Josephs, 11 Bill Lacey, St Senans, 12 Anthony Dollard, St Senans, 13 Marty Kelly, Gowran AC, 14 Sean Hokey, St Josephs, 15 Conor McGabhann, KCH, 16 Denis Cormack, Gowran AC, 17 Greg Holden, KCH, 18 Tom McDonald, St Josephs, 19 Willie McTiernan, KCH, 20 Mick Hogan, Gowran

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