All-Ireland cross country medals for four MVAC athletes

Four members of our club won All-Ireland cross country medals with Mayo Community Games teams at the national finals in Athlone.┬áIt is also important to point out that the county teams were prepared very well by Moy Valley AC coach Philip Finnerty who gave selflessly of his time and expertise to the teams and comprehensive county training sessions were hosted on the beautiful parkland in Belleek – one of the finest cross country courses in Connaught!

 

Three Moy Valley AC athletes, Cathy Timlin, Clodagh McDermott and Barry Gaughan, were members of the Mayo U-13 mixed Cross Country team which secured bronze medals in the All-Ireland Community Games finals a highly competitive race in Athlone. A brilliant competition in which every place counts, the Moy Valley athletes ran strongly knowing that every place they gained meant a collective gain for their team.

The essence of the event was captured excellently in an Irish Independent article featuring both Cathy and Philip at this link

 

Catherine O’Reilly won her first All-Ireland medal as a member of the Mayo U-14 girls team which secured bronze medals also. This is a great breakthrough for our very talented athlete.