Harriers land one-two to bag Dublin crown With Edel Monaghan first and Silje Lindstad second, Dublin City Harriers were comfortable winners of the women’s team title at the Dublin Intermediate Cross-County Championships on a crisp afternoon last Sunday in Tymon Park, with underfoot conditions perfect for racing.
Making up the winning team were Ellen Byrne sixth and Aoife Corr ninth. Finishing third behind the two DCH women was Sorcha Loughnane of Donore Harriers, while fourth was Sinead McDonald of Liffey Valley AC.
Clonliffe Harriers, with an impressive entry of 12, finished second team, led by Kate Hawkshaw in fifth place. Just two points behind for third was Liffey Valley AC.
In the men’s race, the battle from the start was between Tallaght AC and Raheny Shamrock who between them shared the top five places.
Tallaght’s Brishan O’Brien out-sprinted Dylan O’Brien from Raheny for the individual win, with his brother Josh O’Brien finishing third.
Raheny pair Robert Frewen and Graham O’Dwyer took up the next two places and with Brian Sexton in 11th place ensured a comfortable team the victory for the Northside club.
As at the Dublin Novice Championships in October, Tallaght AC was second and Donore Harriers third.
Earlier this season, different teams from DCH and Raheny Shamrock AC had won the Dublin Novice Championships and will represent their county at next Sunday’s National Novices in Co Kilkenny.