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Course Records for Raheny and DSD


from Athletics Association of Ireland Website Richard Corcoran of host club Raheny Shamrock A.C ran an impressive anchor 2 mile leg to lead his club to victory in the senior men’s event at the Woodie’s DIY National Road Relays. Raheny’s Mark Kirwan got his club off to a positive start in the opening two mile leg and he handed over in the lead to Kevin Moriarty who kept the momentum going over the next one mile leg.

Vinny Mulvey then ran a strong three mile leg and handed over with a comfortable lead to Richard Corcoran who led his club home in a new national road relay course record of 37.33. There was an impressive performance too by the Tallaght A.C team who took the silver medals, while an excellent first two mile leg by Olympic 800 meters runner Thomas Chamney helped propel Crusaders A.C into third place.

This was the fourth time that Raheny Shamrock A.C have won the national title-the last time as back in 2004.

Dundrum South Dublin A.C were equallly impressive when winning the women’s senior title over three legs 1 mile, 2 mile and 1 mile. Hazel Murphy took DSD into an early lead and was well supported by Linda Byrne and Aoife Byrne who combined to win the title in a new national course record, of 21.06 from Raheny Shamrock A.C, 21.44 and Eagle A.C, 22.04

Tallaght AC won the men’s master team title in 19.52 from Raheny Shamrock A.C, 19.55 and Liffey Valley A.C, 20.09.

There was a close call in the women’s master event where local runner Denise Ryan only snatched victory on the line for Raheny after Helen Leonard of Rathfarnam/WSAF had misjudged the official finishing spot at the end of the final one mile leg.