McCarthy Returns With Victory

The final race in the Fila / Ger Wyley summer series of road races in Ardmore tonight provided Martin McCarthy of Leevale the opportunity to make his comeback to competition after illness forced him to miss the entire track season.  The result would indicate that he is well on his way back to his best after he won in a time of 25:25, some eleven seconds ahead of Pat Heffernan of St. Catherines.  Peter Duggan came next (25:51), followed by William Harty (26:24), Martin Drake (27:01), and Eoin Gahan (27:05).  Mary Sweeny of St. Finbarrs won the womens section in 31:26 from Catherine Hennessy in 32:33, Frankie Devlin, Kathleen O’Brien, and Yvonne Clooney.