DSD in seventh heaven in Santry

DSD in seventh heaven in Santry

By Stephen Leonard

DUNDRUM South Dublin AC won an astonishing seven sets of gold medals in team competition at the Dublin Juvenile and Senior Cross Country Champion-ships in Santry on Sunday.

The Senior Ladies were led home by Fiona Clinton in fourth place with Maria McCambridge fifth and Meghan Ryan seventh while the Senior Men’s team finished up third, John Eves the first home for them in sixth, with Patrick MacGabhann following in ninth, Robert Corbally 13th, Killian Mooney 20th and Mark Conway 27th.

DSD Girls 10 November 2016

First over the line for the Under 13 girls was Saoirse O’Brien in fourth – a great feat considering she was running her first cross-country race for the club.

She was followed home by clubmates Ciara Kelly in seventh, Isabella Tomkin Beddy (moving up an age group) eighth, and Gracie Browne (also stepping up) in ninth.

Under 14 Dublin Champ-ion Morgan Clarkson together with Alex O’Floinn had a great battle in the Under-15 Boys contest in which they finished second and third respectively.

Eimear Maher, moving up from the Under-14 age group, finished third in the Under-15 girls race and with Aimee Kenna, Lily May Craig, Caoimhe

Nic Eachain and Emily Bradshaw packing really well to finish top of the podium with a score of 25.

DSD Boys 10 November 2016

James Maguire, in only his second appearance since his return from Germany, had a right battle with Schools International champion Louis O’Loughlin, and picked up silver at Under 17 degree.

Joining him on the podium was Aaron Donnelly who stormed home for third, with Naoise Moynihan O’Bradaigh sixth. Brian Maguire, James Lenehan and William Kinsella also helped ensure that DSD took gold in this age group.

The Under 17 Girls race proved a top-class national standard competition featuring a three-way clash between Amy Rose Farrell (Blackrock), Jodie McCann, and Grace Dervan.

McCann finished second to national champion Rose Farrell who broke away heading into the last lap, while Dervan was not too far away in third.

Sadhbh O’Loan and Katie Gossan illustrated how strong the DSD squad is in this age group, by finishing fourth and fifth respectively, as the team cantered home to gold.

Paul O’Donnell captured the Under-19 title in style, leading his team home for first place, with Conor Halpin next in eighth followed by Ruadhan O’Grada, Luke MacGabhann, Roly Mossop, Ross O’Toole, and Nathan Doyle.

Eimear Fitzpatrick was runner-up in the Under 19 Girls division with Niamh Carey third, and well supported by Muireann Neville for another team win in this age group.

Mark Molloy was DSD’s only runner in the U20 age group and finished in third.

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