The cross-country season really got underway on Sunday with the Cork Athletics Novice, Under 23 & Juvenile Even-Age Championships at Ballyverane, Macroom.
Leevale men were the clear winners in the novice men’s race with Nathan Hayward coming home 1st, Nathan O’Leary 3rd, Hayward Richardson 5th & Matt Murnane 6th. This is the 7th consecutive team win for Leevale novice men; this is special as it is a different team each year.
In the novice women Jennifer Montague took bronze.
Matt Murnane won the U23 race, which was combined with the novice mens race.
Leevale GU14 were second team, Simone Looney 10th, Sophie Mulcahy 11th, Ella Dinan 17th & Lauren Dinan 37th,
Boys U13 finished 3rd, Cian Power 16, Christopher Harrington 18, Oisin Higgins 19 & Bobby O’Callaghan 25.
Nicole Dinan won the GU14 race from Katie O’Keefe leading the team to victory. Claire closely finished 8th and Marie Hynes McLaughlin 16th.
The BU16 won the team event with Benjamin Velon 2nd over all Ben O’Connor 5th, Stephen O’Shea 11th & Daniel Buckley 14th.