Conor McCauley wins Killeagh four-mile run
AFTER having to cancel the race on the original date in March due to weather conditions, Killeagh GAA were rewarded with a fine turnout of almost 230 runners for their third annual four-mile event.
Conor McCauley of Leevale won a close contest, getting away from Michael Corbett (St Finbarr’s) in the closing stages for a three-second victory in a time of 20:51.
East Cork athlete Kevin O’Leary, winner of the Ballymacoda race over the same distance a week before, was just another two seconds back in third place. John Shine of Leevale – having his first race since before Christmas – finished fourth in 21:35.
Sinead Kevany from the Midleton club, also in her first race for some time, was a clear winner of the women’s race. Her time of 23:42 was over a minute faster than Evelyn Cashman (Youghal) who finished second in 24:55 with another Youghal runner, Ann- Marie Holland, third in 25:05.
Meanwhile, the Ballyhooly 10km held in honour of local man John Hartnett saw impressive performances from the Maunsell brothers from Clonmel.
Kevin won in a time of 30:25 — four seconds outside Sergiu Ciobanu’s course record ahead of William who recorded 31:09.
Ann Geary of the Midleton club won the women’s race, her time of 38:56 improving the previous best by 12 seconds.
Former Irish mile record holder at 3:54.7 and 1972 Olympian, John Hartnett now lives in the US but was home on holiday to present the prizes.
Ann-Marie Holland, Ger O’Regan, George Bulman and Kerry Constant at the Killeagh four-mile road race.