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At  Sunday’s  Dublin Intermediate Cross-Country Championships held on a new look course at Tymon Park North Cristin Scollard of Dublin City Harriers and Eddie O’Connor of Brothers Pearse AC took the  individual titles. First up were the women, and from the start, Scollard was part of a lead pack  of about six, with Juno Gerolmo-Feeney of Donore Harriers pushing the pace. In the later stages of the 5km race Scollard broke away to win  in a time of 19 mins 18 secs. Feeney was ten seconds behind for second followed by Raheny pair Kate Crowley and Aisling Ahern. In a closely fought team competition, Civil Service, led by Laura Cullen sixth and Aislinn Ahern seventh, beat Raheny Shamrock by just two points. It was a first Dublin title in many years for the Phoenix Park based club. DCH was third, followed by Donore Harriers, Liffey Valley, Sportsworld and Clonliffe Harriers.

In the men’s race, O’Connor pushed the pace from the start building up a strong lead on the first of four 2km laps of a course that included one very slippery and increasingly mucky hill. Although he faded slightly on the final lap, he held on for victory in 26 mins 3  secs. Just eight second behind for second was Fintan Kerins of Clonliffe Harriers with his clubmate Niall Carberry a close third. With three in the top five,  Clonliffe Harriers were clear winners of the team title.  Making up the team were Ben Coughlan 5th and Sean Heaslip Owens 11th. Finishing a fighting fourth was Alex Cunningham of Brothers Pearse who was helping his team to second behind  Clonliffe. Making up the Brothers Pearse team were Karl Ennis 15th and Robert O’Brien 24th.  A deserved third place was Liffey Valley,  for whom the number thirteen must have been lucky. They fielded thirteen athletes, with David Carroll leading home the team  in 13th place! Carroll was followed by Mark Naylor 17th, Conor Galvin 20th and James McKenna 26th. 

Deserving a special mention is Ronan Wogan of  timing company Not only was Ronan on hand to supervise the timing of the days’ races, he togged out himself,  finishing a commendable tenth and first home for Raheny Shamrock, who were fourth team. Donore Harriers finished fifth, Sportsworld sixth, Civil Service seventh and Rathfarnham WSAF eighth. The full results are on myrunresults website and attached below.

On the roads, Clonliffe Harriers won two of the three races at the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km held in Co Cork on Saturday (November 24). 

In the 10km, Mihai Sprincean was the winner in a very respectable time of 29 mins 51 secs  while  Tudor Moldovan won the marathon in 2 hrs 30 mins 58 secs.  

Closer to home at the Clane GAA 10km in Co Kildare,  Laura McDonnell of Rathfarnham WSAF was the first woman, while Lea Fulcher of Plant Based AC was second overall.

*Full gallery of photos at