Just a day after winning the men’s and women’s National Indoor league titles, Leevale athletes were bad back in action at the Irish Life Health National Intermediate, Master, Juvenile B & Relays Cross Country Championships in Castlelyons (Feb 13th).
In the master women’s race Lizzie Lee had a titanic battle with her club-mate Sinead O’Connor. Lizzie would go on to take the narrow victory from Sinead in second. Jennifer Montague crossed the line in 21st with Rosaleen Mackeown 24th adding yet another team title to Leevale’s collection in the process. Nadine Forde crossed the line in 28th and Orla Hayes in 40th.
Leevale also took the club honours in the Intermediate Men’s race, led home by Gavin O’Rourke in 4th, Mark Wash 7th, Shane Collins 8th and Bernard O’Hanlon 17th. The Cork club also called upon the services of Tokyo 2020 gold medalist, Paul O’Donovan, who crossed the line in 34th.
In the masters men’s race Leevale team took bronze with John Shine 4th, Conor McCauley 5th, Donal Coakley 10th and Alfie David 51st.
Leeevale juvenile athletes also had success when they secured team prizes in the Cross Country Relays. The GU14 team of Lauren Dinan, Ella Dinan, Kate O’Donovan, Aoibheann Lynch and Trinity McDowell took silver, while the BU14 team of Ronan Keenan, Luke Marrigan, Calum Harrington and Oran Power won bronze.
Full Results Here