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The North Connacht Secondary Schools Cross Country was held in very challenging cold and wet conditions last Sunday on the grounds of Moyne Community School. Entries for the Provincial school qualifier appeared well down since the event was held outside school hours. Only the heartiest runners came to the starting line to secure their place going forward for the Connacht Schools finals that will be held later this month in Loughrea, Co. Galway.

Longford was represented in five of the eight races as follows:

Minor Girls U14 1500m: Caoimhe Crossan, Cnoc Mhuire, Granard; Amy Finnegan, Longford Convent; Kaela Brady, Moyne Community School.

Minor Boys U14 2000m; Nathan Maher, Moyne Community School.

Junior Girls U15 1500m: Kate Hagan- 1st place, Moyne Community School; Siog Reilly, Moyne Community School; Aisling Lane, Mercy Ballymahon.

Junior Boys U15 2500m James Miney, Moyne Community School.

Inter Boys U17 4K: Jack Gallagher, Mercy Ballymahon; Aidan O’Boyle, St. Mel’s College.


Jack Gallagher, Mercy Ballymahon and Aidan O’Boyle, St Mel’s College, Longford pictured after they crossed the finish line. Well known Longford Athletics Club members Michael O’Hara and Sean Crossan were on duty as Race Officials.


Longford secondary school students Kaela Brady, Moyne Community School, Caoimhe Crossan, Cnoc Mhuire, Granard and Amy Finnegan, Longford Convent after running in the Minor Girls U14 1500m race


Moyne Community School students James Miney, Kate Hagan and Siog Reilly ran very well in challenging conditions using their home advantage of the Moyne course to qualify to go forward to Connacht Finals on February 16th in Loughrea, Co. Galway

View aerial footage from the North Connaught Secondary Schools Cross Country held in Moyne Community School last Sunday.

Part of Minor Girls Race

Part of Junior Boys Race

Part of Junior Girls Race