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Athletics News - Monday 18 Feb 2008

Colleges Success

Tinryland AC girls had some very impressive individual successes in the South-West Colleges cross country held in glorious sunshine in Tinryland on Wednesday last. Deirdre Doyle representing St Leo's was a fine individual winner in the girls senior race. Mary-Anne O'Sullivan took silver in the girls intermediate. Her sister Doireann pulled out all the stops to take silver in the junior race. Both girls were representing Gael Colaiste Carlow as was Jenny Doheny who was 4th in a very competitive minor girls event.

Great Run by Pat Byrne

Carlow cross country champion Pat Byrne of Tinryland AC had a great run in the national master championship held in Wexford on Sunday. Pat took the silver medal behind the winner Dave Morwood, Belfast from a field of 200 athletes. This was a great run for Pat considering he recently returned from injury. In the over 50 section, Tommy Payne took gold and finished 22nd overall. John-Joe Murphy was 2nd in the over 55 section. The team was complete with Eddie Walshe and Willie Quinlan. Tinryland were place 7th in the club section. Danny Darcy, Bagenalstown showed a welcome return to form to finish 6th in the national intermediate. In Cheatham County, Tennessee middle distance athlete Brian Kennedy was recently named male runner of the year. Brian who is a great prospect for the future is son of Shaun Kennedy who won an odlum cup medal with Tinryland AC in 1981. He is Grandson of Eddie and Peg Kennedy.

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