Dundrum AC Report

December 18, 2023


The County Senior Cross Country Championships were held on Sunday, December 17 on the old Dublin Road just outside Cashel and hosted by us and the club would like to thank Michael Ryan and Karen Coughlan for the use of their land for the race. It was windy conditions for running. We had 14 athletes competing. The women raced over 6km and we had 6 compete. Dymphna Ryan was the clear winner in a fantastic time of 22:36. She was followed by Linda Grogan 25:22 also finishing on the podium in 3rd place. Next was 5th Catherine Fogarty 25:59. These three all had fantastic runs to secure the County Senior Cross Country Cup for the 5th year in a row (2020 not included due to Covid and no races). 

Dundrum AC's Dymphna Ryan
Dundrum AC's Dymphna Ryan who won the County Senior Cross Country Championships in Cashel.

Our second team also ran really well to win Gold in the B team event with 10th Karen Coughlan 27:15, 15th Tish Ryan 28:52 and 16th Mary Keane 29:54. Fantastic achievement by all. 

In the men's race over 10km we had 8 compete. First home for the club and continuing his fine form was 5th Barry Hartnett 35:49. He was followed by 17th Martin Keane 41:05, 20th John Ryan 42:20 and 22nd Eamonn Morrissey 42:52. These 4 were 5th in the club team event. 

Our second team in the B Category won Silver with 25th Gerry O'Neill 43:09, 26th Patrick Ryan 43:34, 34th Jim Halley 44:57 and 39th Michael Ryan 48:20.


The Munster Masters Cross Country Championships were held on Saturday, December 9 in Ennis, Co Clare. We had 11 athletes travel to the Banner County. The women raced over 4km. Dymphna Ryan had a superb race to win the overall race and 1st O40 in 15:46. Next we had 6th Linda Grogan 17:40 and was 4th O40, 10th Karen Coughlan 18:17 and was 6th O40 and 28th Mairead Julian 20:54 and was 5th O45. The four women won Silver in the O35 club team event. Dymphna and Linda were on the O35 county team that won Gold. 

Dundrum AC
Dundrum AC's women were 2nd Club at the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships in Ennis. L-R: Linda Grogan, Dymphna Ryan (1st Overall and 1st O40), Mairead Julian and Karen Coughlan.

The men raced over 7km. Barry Hartnett had a great race to place 5th in 25:31 and was 3rd O40. He was followed by 36th Jim Halley 31:13 (7th O55), 38th Michael Moore 31:24 (5th O60) and 42nd Michael Ryan 32:12 (9th O40). The club team placed 5th in the O35 team event. 

We had 3 compete in the O65 category over 4km. First home for the club was 7th Liam Butler 21:24. He was followed by 8th John Moore 21:33 and 11th PJ Holmes 22:20. The club team won Silver and Liam and John were also on the county team that won Silver.

Fantastic running by all of our senior athletes over the past two weekends. With the women in particular doing extremely well at both county and provincial level.

Featured Image: 5 in a row for Dundrum AC at the County Senior Cross Country Championships in Cashel. L-R: Linda Grogan (Indiv. Silver), Dymphna Ryan (Indiv. Gold) and Catherine Fogarty.

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