Quick-fire double for resilient Sugrue
The night after winning over 8km at Lombardstown, Banteer runner Eoin Sugrue showed his remarkable powers of recovery when taking another first at th e Liscarroll 10km.
Twelve months ago Sugrue had finished second in the Liscarroll event, held in memory of local man Tom Fitzpatrick, in a time of 34:59 but on this occasion the 44-year-old was over a half-minute faster when winning in 34:22.
Jeremiah Sheehan, a junior athlete from Lismire, took second place in 35:56 with David Hanlon of Limerick AC finishing third in 36:30.
Martina Kiely (St Finbarr’s) also had an unpressed victory in the women’s race, her time of 38:23 putting her well clear of Carol Finn of Leevale (40:18) with Rachel S t o ke s Kerry third in 40:27.
Meanwhile, at the Noreen McCarthy Memorial 10km at Skibbereen, there was a local victory for Aoife Coughlan, recording a time of 42:32, and a win for the second week in a row for Michael Harrington.
Orla Hayes took second in 44: 34 with Alice Coppinger from the Bantry club third in 45:27.
After a hard-fought victory the week before at th e Route2Crook, Harrington had an easier win as his time of 35:38 gave him over two minutes to spare over runner-up, Ciaran Bouse of the Eagle club. f r om
Eoin Sugrue, winner of the Tom Fitzpatrick Memorial 10km, receiving his prize from Hilda Mills, Chairperson of Liscarroll AC. Twelve months ago Sugrue had finished second in thel event, held in memory of local man Tom Fitzpatrick.