Sean McGinley was the winner of the 6km Junior Mens race at the Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival today.
The Finn Valley athlete finished the course at the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin in a time of 18:19, eleven seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.
Niall Murphy from Ennis Track AC finished second in 18:30, with Kilkenny City Harriers athlete Cathal O’Reilly just two seconds behind him in third.
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Clubmate Oisin Toye finished 22nd in exactly 20 minutes.
In the Masters Women race, Letterkenny AC’s Natasha Adams was second in 21:53, behind Leevale AC’s Sinead O’Connor who won in 21:07.
Rosses AC’s Helen McCready was 22nd in the same race finishing in 23:24, while Catriona Devine of Finn Valley finished in 23:58 to come 27th.
Letterkenny’s Nakita Burke was 9th in the Senior Womens race, finishing in 21:23,
Shea Carlin of Finn Valley was 43rd in the Senior Mens, finishing in 26:12, with Tír Chonaill AC’s Shaun Kerrs time of 28:24 had him in 50th.
Finn Valley’s Noreen Bonner was 5th in the Masters Womens 65+ race with a time of 21:45 while in the Mens event, Brian McBride of Letterkenny AC came 15th in 28:42.
Emer O’Brien came 15th in the Junior Womens race in 18:10, while her Finn Valley teammates Sarah Bradley and Nuala Bose were 18th and 19th in times of 18:57 and 19:22 respectively.
And in the Masters Mens, Jon Jo Doherty was 10th with the Finn Valley man finishing in 24:50, while Dermot McElchar was 14th in 25:25, and Martin Cunningham of Tír Chonaill finished 16th in 25:34.
Letterkenny’s Ciaran McGonagle was 19th in 25:40.