O’Leary keeps on form with Shana­garry win

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - JOHN IALSHE

KEVIN O’LEARY con­tin­ued his good form of late when lead­ing home two of his East Cork col­leagues at the Shana­garry 5km, a low-key race which has been on the go for the past 30 years.

O’Leary equalled his per­sonal best of 16:03, set the week be­fore when fin­ish­ing sec­ond to Michael Harty at Cloyne. It fol­lowed up his vic­tory the pre­vi­ous Fri­day at the Ma­rine Climb race, part of the West Water­ford Se­ries that he now leads with just one event to go.

Conor Tier­ney — an­other man who has shown a big im­prove­ment this year — took sec­ond place in 16:46 with Dar­ragh Cana­van just four sec­onds fur­ther back in third.

The win­ner of the women’s race was Orla Tuohy, a na­tive of Fermoy. Back in 2004, she ran the Dublin Marathon in 2:57:10 which gained her the bronze medal cham­pi­onship.

She also com­peted for Ire­land in the World Moun­tain Run­ning Cham­pi­onship and is now a doc­tor based in Southamp­ton and a mother of three.

Her time of 18:40 gave her al­most a minute to spare over Ruth Mil­l­er­ick of Youghal (19:39) with un­at­tached run­ner Agatha Laskowska third in 19:50.

Mean­while, on what was an­other busy week of road races, the pre­vi­ous evening saw wins at the Army/Navy five-miler go­ing to Conor O’Ke­effe (27:34) and He­len Leonard (33:13) with John Meade (16:07) and Michelle Kenny (18:06) tak­ing the hon­ours at the Car­rig­navar 5km. in the Ir­ish

De­clan Geaney and Sean Py­burn pic­tured at the Shana­garry 5km Road Race.

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