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Sunday, 26th February - National Inter Club Championships, Santry - Results & Report

Irish Senior Cross-country 2012

Eleven Inishowen AC athletes made the journey to Dublin on Sunday, 26th February for the National Inter Club Championships in Santry, bringing the curtain down on the cross country season. Clubs and athletes from all over Ireland were in attendance to compete for national titles. First on the start line for IAC was Helena Crossan in the senior womens race. National Marathon Champion and Olympic 2012 qualifier, Linda Byrne was the pre race favourite and as expected was the clear winner in the 8k race. Helena Crossan finished in a highly cedible 27th place in a competitive field.

In the Senior Mens 12k race, ten Inishowen AC athletes were on the start line, the biggest club representation at the Championships. showing how athletics has progressed in Inishowen.

Pauric Mc Kinney, running in the colours of Leterkenny AC finished in a time of 37.58, which gave him a 30th place finish overall.

Joe Mc Kinney was the highest Inishowen AC finisher with a time of 40 minutes 50 seconds. Other Inishowen Finishers were:

Jim Harkin 42.58

Martin Mooney 43.13

Declan Caldwell 43.47

Niall Mc Gee 44.07

Malcolm Mc Gee 45.15

Finbarr Gallagher 45.24

Dwain Robb 45.41

Patrick Doherty 46.39

Owen Mc Kinney 50.00

Eleven Inishowen ac athletes  made the journey to Dublin on Sunday Last for the National Inter Club Championships  In Santry which closes the cross country season for Inishowen ac.  Clubs and athletes from all over Ireland  were in attendance  to compete for national titles. First on the start line for inishowen ac was Helena Crossan in the senior womens race where  , national marathon  Champion and olympic 2012 qualifier Linda Byrne was the pre race favourite and as expected was the clear winner in the 8k race with Helena Crossan finishing in a highly 27th place in a competitive field.
In the senior mens 12k race 10 Inishowen ac athletes were on the start line  which was the biggest representation at these championships from any one club which shows how far athletics has progressed in Inishowen.
Pauric Mc Kinney running in the colours of Leterkenny ac finished in a time of 37.58 which gave him a 30th place  overall.
Joe Mc Kinney was the highest Inishowen ac finisher with a time of 40 min 50 sec.Other Inishowen Finishers were
Jim Harkin         42.58
Martin Mooney   43.13
Declan Caldwell  43.47
Niall Mc Gee       44.07
Malcolm Mc Gee  45.15
Finbarr Gallagher 45.24
Dwain Robb         45.41
Patrick Doherty    46.39
Owen Mc Kinney  50.00

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