Virtual Cross Country Challenge Results

The final results* of the nationwide Virtual Cross Country Challenge (which was as close to an All Irelands as we got in 2020) have just been released by Athletics Ireland and the Regional Development Officers who drove this great idea. A massive 4600 juveniles took part and -as per normal years – to finish in the top 100 in any category represents a superb performance as there literally hundreds in most races, closer to a thousand in some.

Galway City Harriers had a wonderful participation rate and we congratulate all who took part and all who made the 100* listed (below) in their categories today…William McDonnell was highest placed of our athletes, finishing in 18th place of 138 u17 boys, while Seamus Hayes was a brilliant 27th of the u11s. Further details of final national placings* are listed below and in the attached link.

*It must be noted that all these results need to be taken as a guide or benchmark as courses and conditions varied across the events held by individual clubs.…/athletics-ireland…

Lucy O’Connor 90th
Keelan Keady 98th

Lauren Foley 61st
Orna Dunne 66th
Alannah Joyce 91st
Seamus Hayes 27th
Dara Breathnach 60th
Ciaran O’Driscoll 78th

Jennifer McCarthy 69th
Oisin Maher 63rd

Caitlin Podmore 100th/355
Oisin Phelan 73rd/304
Senan McDonnell 97th
Conor Burke 76th

Isabella Burke 46th/139
Fauve Aylmer 49th
Aoibhe Joyce 53rd
Leana Nic Donnacha 77th
Gillian McGrath 85th
William McDonnell 18th/138
Eoin Killeen 29th
Robert Urquhart 38th
Luke Dahler 51st
Sean Duggan 58th
Daithi Kilcommins 61st

Well done to all our athletes who took part in this and the Cross Country season overall. Fingers crossed we may see more similar opportunities for these runners in 2021.