Rás 2018 - Dunleer Athletic Club

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Rás na hÉireann
There were damp conditions underfoot on Sunday last for the 49th staging of the Rás na hÉireann, but that did not deter the 500 athletes who participated. A great event was hosted by Dunleer AC on the grounds of Oldbridge House at the Battle of the Boyne site, by kind permission of the OPW.
Dunleer AC were delighted to see many old friends at the Rás and also to welcome a new breed of Champions from local Clubs, but also from other Counties also, with athletes from Meath, Dublin, Westmeath, Kildare, Offaly, Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan and Co. Down participating. The juvenile races were very exciting with all of the children giving their best and enjoying their participation. Full results will be posted on our website.
It was a great day for the Club with the ladies and men's winners hailing from host Club Dunleer AC, with Karen Costello the masters National Champion over 40 winning the ladies Cup and sub 4 minute miler Tomás Cotter winning the Larry Mc Guill Cup as the winner and the Louis Duffin Cup as first Dunleer man home.
It was indeed ladies' day for Dunleer AC with first team and the Sandra Floyd Cup going to the Dunleer AC ladies team, with Karen Costello 1st, Nicola Welsh 2nd, followed by Sandra Doheny, Nicola Courtney and Denise Mc Ginn. The late Sandra Floyd's sisters Joyce and Ann presented the cup on behalf of the family.
The men finished in second place with the Noel Mc Guill cup going to neighbours North East Runners. Tomás led the Dunleer AC men home, with 16 year old Danny O Brien in 11th and 2nd home for Dunleer AC, followed by Pat Fitzpatrick, Paddy Mahoney, Fran Whelan, Anthony Connolly, Patrick Connolly, Mark Carroll, Barry Mc Ginn, Peter Ryan. A great team effort.
Our thanks goes to our sponsors Coca Cola, Glen Dimplex, Shay Sheridan, Mc Goey's Pharmacy and Paul Mc Geown barber, plus all of our supporters and friends, as we look forward to the 50th Rás na hÉireann in 2019.
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