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Monday, 11th October 2021

Boyne AC juniors take cross country in their stride

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Aimee Rice, Iveta Jasinskaite and Allie Fennell in action at the Cross Country in Darver.

Day one of the 2021 Athletics Louth Cross Country season, which took place in Darver recently, saw some fantastic performances from Boyne AC junior athletes taking part.

For many it was their first time to represent their club, and they did so with pride, giving it their all over a tough and challenging course.

In the novice men’s 6k, Andrew White ran 23.22 to finish 13th overall. The juvenile races were next, with a championship race for the u8s, with Finbar Fagan taking the win in the boys race.

The U10 girls won 3rd team, thanks to the combined efforts of Isabelle Winters, 6th, Florrie Levins, 11th, Hila Raji 16th , Aoife McCabe 26th and Cara Fagan 27th.

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In the boy’s race, there were strong runs from Leyton Byrne and Thomas Crosbie.

The u12 girls were unlucky to miss out on a team medal, placing 4th overall, with Dara Ellie Winters taking an individual bronze, followed closely by clubmates, Bonnie Hegarty, Romane Njuguna, in her first race for the club, Shauna Crosbie and Ellie Russell.

A star of the future - Mikeila Vancanen in her debut race for Boyne AC.

There were great runs too from the u12 boys with Eoin McEntee, Cillian Everitt and Ronin Cowley all giving it their very best efforts.

The girls u14 were also team medal winners as they scooped the bronze with a fine run from Allie Fennell who finished 2nd, taking individual silver, and a super run from Mikeila Vancane, in only her first race in the Boyne AC vest, Iveta Jasinskaite and Aimee Rice finished 18th and 19th respectively to secure the team medal for the quartet.

In the final race of the day, Caomhin Mc Shane proved that his hard work over recent months has paid off as he finished a strong 8th in the boys’ u16 race.

Allie Fennell on her way to a second place finish in Darver.

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