Over 500 athletes took part in the annual Mayo National Schools Cross Country championships at Ballina Athletic Club ground in Belleek, Ballina.
Weather conditions were ideal with the sun shining for the duration of the competitions. For some of the athletes this was their first competitive race and they must all be proud of themselves for the great effort they put in to complete the course. A special thanks to all who helped make the event run smoothly.
3rd & 4th Class Girls
1st Aoibhe Flynn, Snugboro, 2nd Moya O’Connell, Ballinrobe, 3rd Clodagh Mac Dermott, Quay Ballina, 4th Erin Murphy, Ballyhaunis, 5th Rosa Ni Bhrian, Gaelscoil na Cruaithe, 6th
Rachel Mullaney, Midfield, 7th Cathy Timlin, Breaffy, Ballina, 8th Finola Ni Lachlain, Gaelscoil na Cruaithe, 9th Claire Grady, Bohola, 10th Siobhan McGrath, Kilmaine, 11th Cushla Ruane, Foxford, 12th Gabiya Astrouskite, Mercy Claremorris. Teams: 1st Gaelscoil na Cruaithe 62 points, 2nd Snugboro 71 points, 3rd Quay, Ballina 78 points.
3rd & 4th Class Boys
1st Harry West, Quay Ballina. 2nd Shane O’Malley, Gaelscoil na Cruaithe, 3rd Ted Moran St. Colmcilles, Westport, 4th Paul Brennan, Quay Ballina, 5th Dara Joyce, Claremorris, 6th Niall Treacy, Quay Ballina, 7th Bob Tuohy, Scoil Raifteiri, 8th Cian McHale, Straide, 9th Cathal Finnerty, Breaffy, Ballina, 10th Danny McCann, Kinaffe, 11th Christopher McClellan, Belcarra, 12th Tadhg Staunton, Foxford. Teams: 1st Quay, Ballina, 2nd Crossmolina, 82 points, 3rd Gaelscoil na Cruaithe, 89 points.
5th & 6th Class Girls
1st Maeve Gallagher, Meelick, 2nd Caoimhe Gannon, Knockrooskey, 3rd Saoirse No Bhrian, Gaelscoil na Cruaithe, 4th Bridget Mills, Breaffy Ballina, 5th Emily Boyle, Kilmaine, 6th Tara Needham, Louisburgh, 7th Ciara Needham, Louisburgh, 8th Niamh McCann, Kinaffe, 9th Katie Gibbons, Snugboro, 10th Aisling Gaughan, Carn, 11th Shauna Heffernan, Claremorris, 12th Ava Kane, Mount Pleasant. Teams: 1st Gaelscoil ns Cruaithe, 83 points, 2nd Carn 90 points, 3rd Mercy Claremorris, 103 points, 4th Snugboro 115 points.
5th & 6th Class Boys
1st Luke Dawson, St Colmcille’s, Westport, 2nd Thomas Devaney, Snugboro, 3rd Cillian O’Heanna Gaelscoil na Cruaithe, 4th Luke McNicholas, Midfield, 5th Ben Edem, St. Patrick’s Castlebar, 6th Rossa McAllister, Gaelscoil na Cruaithe, 7th Michael Fahy, St. Patrick’s Castlebar, 8th Ultan O’Flatharta, Balla, 9th ben Stowe, Cooneal, 10th Ewan Duffy, Ballinrobe, 11th Ruairi Cullen, Knocklyon, 12th Aidan Cosgrove, Kilrimagh.
1st Gaelscoil na Cruaithe, 68 points, 2nd St Patrick’s Castlebar, 70 points, 3rd Claremorris BNS, 99 points, 4th Ballinrobe, 128 points.
Pictured above: 5th & 6th Class Girls at the Mayo National Schools Cross Country Championships in Ballina Athletic Club, Belleek, Ballina.