Duhallow AC look ahead to Newmarket 5k road race classic
JUST a week to go for the Duhallow AC 5K Classic Road Race hosting in Newmarket on Sunday, December 16 with a 1pm start.
Traditionally oneof the top races in the endof year calendar, organisers are hopeful of the staging retaining its popular attraction for participants from across North Cork and beyond.
The winner of the 2018 event will receive the Jer Murphy Perpetual Cup, Duhallow AC Chairman Donie Shine spoke of the popular event that’s now be enhanced by a coveted silverware with the expectations of big numbers participating.
“The Newmarket Road race is now renowned as one of the big attractions just ahead of Christmas. Its very much a compact race, out the Rockchapel road and returning over the same route makes it appealing”, said Donie.
One of the high profile road races in the South West region, apart from the individual prizes, there are five team categories that’s attractive to clubs.
Preceeding the big race is a walk from 12 noon and the word from organisers is for participants to arrive in ample time and sign on at Safari Night Club.
One of the favourites for the ladies category in the Duhallow showpiece Michelle Finn from Castlemagner who along with her Leevale colleague Lizzie Lee who figured on the Irish team for the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia last season.
Online entry costing €10 closes on this Sunday.
Meanwhile the Duhallow AC promoted Three Counties Road Run continued at Mount Collins and the 4km distance attracted an excellent entry. Taking victory was the consistent Declan Guina with Sophie Moroney emerging best in the ladies.
The results were 1. Declan Guina 14:56; 2. Tim Long 15:24; 3. John Cahill 16.04; 4. Aaron O’Keeffe 16.07; 5. Sophie Moroney 17:15; 6. Dan Joe Guiney 17:24.
Sliabh Luachra Gaels U12 Football League winners in Rebel Óg North Cork pictured in the company of Tom Dennehy, Rebel Óg, North Cork at the presentation of medals in Mallow.