Cookies on The Southern Star website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the The Southern Star website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does The Southern Star use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We dont sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message
  • Sport

Munster cross-country glory for Skibb’s Holly and Caoimhe

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 2:00pm
Munster cross-country glory for Skibb’s Holly and Caoimhe

Caoimhe Flannery (left) finished third overall in the girls’ U12 Munster Cross-Country at Beaufort on Sunday and was a winner of a gold team medal with Cork, while Holly O’Flynn was first overall in the Munster girls’ U10 race and also won silver with Cork.

HOLLY O’Flynn and Caoimhe Flannery led the way on a successful day for Skibbereen AC athletes at the Munster A Even-Age Cross-Country Championships at Beaufort, Co Kerry.

More than 850 athletes participated on what was a damp but mild morning, on a generally flat but fast course. There were medals for the first 12 individuals and team medals for the first three counties to have six athletes over the finish line.

Holly, Cork champion at both U10 and U11, got the day off to an incredible start by winning the U10 girls’ race in a field of 130 athletes. Having finished second in the Munster U9 race last year, Holly powered to a great finish to ensure the title would be hers this year. Her efforts also ensured that Cork picked up second place in the team event.

In the girls’ U12 race, Cork champion Caoimhe continued her good form and ran very strongly from the early stages. Caoimhe finished superbly, finishing in third place out of a field of 129 athletes, just behind the first two athletes, both from Clare. Caoimhe also led the Cork team to gold team medals and she will now represent Munster and Cork in the All-Ireland U12 cross-country in Abbotstown, Co. Dublin, on November 25th. Her team-mate Ciara Delaney’s very strong 16th-place finish ensured her a place on the Cork team too.

Other Skibb athletes who ran well but were outside the top 30 on this occasion were: Lorraine Coakley, Muireann O’Shea (U10 girls), Conor O’Brien (U10 boys), Emer Dennis McAleavey, Diana Coakley, Elaine O’Sullivan (U12 girls), Ultan Dennis McAleavey (U12 boys), and Ferdia Dennis McAleavey (U14 boys).