Day 2 of the National cross country championships was held last week in Adamstown, Co Wexford. This brings to a close this year’s cross country season for a large number of juveniles from around the country. This year has been a real test in terms of endurance and strength due to the heavy ground conditions.
Na Fianna Ac had a good cross country season with a number of athletes qualifying to compete in the National cross country events. Highlights of the season would have to be Amy Clarkes fantastic 3rd place in the National U14 girls race held in Tattersalls. The U13/14 girls club team getting 2nd team prize in both age categories in Leinster. The teams consisted of Amy Clarke, Sarah Clarke, Emma Neary, Aideen Slattery, Sarah Daly and Aisling Byrne. The master ladies who were also 2nd club team in Leinster behind Sportsworld. The team consisted Mary Hanley, Bridgie Clarke, Imelda Clarke, Maggie Higgins and Margaret Neary. At the recent Meath Athletics awards, Na Fianna AC was crowned best juvenile cross country club of the year. This was due to all the hard work and training both coaches and athletes put in over the year. Well done to everyone.