Sunday, January 11, 2015

Kerry women take Munster Senior XC title.

At the Munster Senior Cross Country Championships in Waterford on Sunday 11th Jan 2015, the Kerry team dominated the field in the senior womens race to take all 3 podium positions. The winner was Shona Heaslip who represented Ireland in the U23 race at the European Cross Country Championships in Bulgaria last December.

1 Shona Heaslip An Riocht Kerry
2 Maria McCarthy Faranfore Main Valley Kerry
3 Niamh o Sulivan An Riocht Kerry

The Kerry ladies also took the county title by just one point.
Senior Women
County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Kerry 1, 2, 3, 15...21
2 Clare 4, 5, 6, 7...22
3 Tiperary 8, 9, 1, 13...41

In the senior mens race, the Kerry team took county bronze.
Senior Men
County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Tiperary 1, 2, 6, 8, 17, 26...60
2 Cork 4, 5, 9, 1, 18, 20...67
3 Kerry 7, 12, 15, 19, 21, 27...101

Photos from Waterford AC.
Photos from Farranfore Maine Valley AC

Full results on the Munster Athletics website


Anonymous said...

I’m just curious as to how the system works. I know Sergiu lives in Cahir but his club is correctly listed in the results as Dublin club Clonliffe Harriers, how can he run in the Munster XC & get his result recorded with Tipperary.
I run with a Cork club, if I was to run in the Munsters would my result be recorded with Cork or the county of my birth? Could I run in the Leinster XC if I so wished.
Genuine query, not a criticism or 1 of those annoying social-media comments that ends in “just saying”, even though it has just ended in “Just Saying”.

John Desmond said...

I'm not too sure exactly how someone goes about it but there are several cases that I know of where people are running with a club in one county but they run for their home county in Munster and All Ireland competitions.

From the point of view of your club, they will expect you to represent them on an inter-club basis but it's of no concern really what county you represent.

I would expect by default, you'll be entered as a 'Cork athlete' unless you state otherwise. I would suggest you contact the county board of your home county in Leinster and ask how you go about it.

Anonymous said...

HI all you can ran any club in the country and still ran for your home county . On Athletics Ireland transfer form you have a choice ..A Transfer to another club and on end of the form transfer to another county the choice is yours or you can stay with county your already with .eg move to Dublin club but still you want to ran for the county Tipperary team .TF