Tallaght Secure League Honours


Tallaght Athletes Secure League Honours

A number of Tallaght juvenile athletes secured league honours following the final competition of the Dublin Juvenile Cross Country league series in Tymon Park on Sunday 4th of December last.

Jennifer Mc Adams put in some very good displays of running, finishing third in her first outing in Skerries, second in league two in the Phoenix Park and in the final race in Tymon Park she dominated the race from finish to finish take the U15 league title with 11 points to spare over her nearest rival.

In the same age category Yan Geraghty took the boy’s title after he finished second in his first two outings and crossed the line in first in the final outing, finishing 3 points clear of Sean Flynn, Raheny Shamrock’s.
The U17 boy’s title went to Eoghan Keaney with two good wins and a second place with Christopher Duffy making it a Tallaght one-two after he finished third, fourth and second in his three outings.

At U18 degree Dean Conway had to settle for 2nd place after his battle with Conor Tuck (Skerries) who beat him by only one point for the title whilst Sadiq Nasir took 3rd place and Tide Adiguns 4th and in the U19 division Mustafa Nasir picked up a trophy for 3rd. 
Caden Clifford did very well in the U14 division after 3 solid outings, finishing 4th on two occasions and 6th in his final outing to take the 2nd place trophy with a total of 79 points whilst Thomas Keating took the 3rd place trophy in the U10 division after he accumulated 75 points from his three outings with Khalad Kourrini winning a medal for 5th place overall in the same division with his total of 66 points from his outings.

Gareth Hayes did excellent in the U9 division after he finished second in his first two outings and 4th in his final race to finish with a total of 89 points which was good enough to take the 2nd place trophy whilst Leon Patterson despite some very good performances just missed out on a medal when he finished 7th overall in the U11 division with 57 points, only 2 points short of a medal.

More recently, Jennifer Mc Adams helped the Dublin County team win Bronze Inter County medals at the National Uneven age Cross Country Championships in Dundalk on Sunday last where after a bad start she found herself in the rear of the large field of runners but gradually made progress over the 3500m course to finish 34th  of the 119 finishers.

Eoghan Keaney had an excellent outing in the U17 5000m race where he finished a very good 17th of the 131 finishers and the third scorer on the Dublin team that secured Inter County Gold and Regional Bronze medals for the Capital, whilst Leon Patterson in his first major Championship had a good run in the U11 contest where 175 young athletes finished the tough 1500m course.