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Galtee Grange International Cross-Country Results - January 1985

Galtee Hike for Herle - Grange International Cross-Country 1985

Fermoy, Co Cork

January 27th 1985

 marathon magazine cover march 1985 vol 23 no 2b

Report by Fr. Liam Kelleher from Marathon Magazine, March 1985, Vol 23, No 2


tom burke denis murphyPresentation to Tom Burke from Denis Murphy


1st 3 galtee grange international xc 1985 herle marninskie schweider

Top 3 - Herle 1st, Marninskie 2nd, Schweider 3rd


galtee international herle marathon magazine cover march 1985 vol 23 no 2a

Christophe Herle

International Cross-country returned to Fermoy on the 27th of January with the generous sponsorship of Mitchelstown Co-op and a sizeable Grant from Cospoir.

The meet organiser Tom Burke must be wondering what he must do to be favoured by suitable weather, after a beautiful day on Saturday the elements were at their very worst with driving wind and rain as the time approached for the big event and there was no let up for the entire afternoon and what a pity this was after all the work that had gone into organising the event.


top 10 juniors galtee grange international 1985Top 10 Juniors

A fine field assembled for the opening event the Junior mens race. Dale Rixon asserted his authority from the outset opened up a sizeable lead and only John Downes ever looked like closing the gap and he was just 4 secs, adrift of the Welshman at the tape. Anthony Spellman took 3rd ahead of John Allen.

marathon magazine cover march 1985 vol 23 no 2dJunior Mens Race


top vets galtee grange international 1985Top Vets in Fermoy

Fresh from his world Marathon vets win Paddy Murphy duly won the vets race but he was given a good battle by Myles McHugh, before emerging victorious Tom Linehan took 3rd spot.


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Betty Van Steenbrocke Ladies winner - Photo: Billy McGill


van steenbrocke marathon magazine cover march 1985 vol 23 no 2a


betty van steenbroke michael murphyMichael Murphy makes presentation to winner


galtee international 1st 3 women marathon magazine cover march 1985 vol 23 no 2aFirst three women

The ladies' race perhaps attracted the best quality field yet but it was obvious at an early stage that there would be no Irish lady in contention as the visitors asserted their authority none more so than Belgian Betty Steinbroke who opened clear daylight from her opponents at about the 600m mark and was never seriously challenged after that coming home a comfortable winner ahead of West German Susy Reirmeir 21 seconds adrift, Marina Sarny took third and Greta Hickey mounted a fine challenge to make it up to 4th.

1st 2 galtee grange international xc 1985 van steenbrocke riermier

Van Steenbrock and Riermier happy


With the fine lineup, the senior race was expected to be a cracker even though it was obvious that the Irish challenge would not be as strong as usual. Steve Jones was a great attraction as well as Herle Marninskie, De Pauw, Schneide Milosorov etc., but as a contest the race was virtually over after a mile as Herle slipped the field opened up a huge gap and was never in any danger of being caught. The only excitement was in the battle for 3rd and 4th as the Pole had claimed 2nd spot early on as well. So the battle for the minor placing developed into a fight between De Pauw, Schneider and Jones. The world Marathon record holder got plenty of encouragement from the crowd but it was the German Schneider who took 3rd ahead of him with De Pauw next. Kingston Mills was the best of the Irish in 9th place. The team award went to West Germany "B” with 10 points England had 14. West Germany "A" 19pts. Limerick took the Club award.


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Kingston Mills and Greta Hickey


The miserable day kept the attendance down but to swell, the crowd it would help to have the Juvenile events back which were part and parcel of previous years. The pre-race function the previous night was an unqualified success.

Galtee Grange International Results 1985


1 C Herle M Germany 00:31:24
2 B. Maminski M Poland 00:31:48
3 R. Schneider M West Germanany B 00:31:58
4 S. Jones M Wales 00:32:02
5 E. de Pauw M Belgium 00:32:11
6 P. Tootell M England 00:32:16
7 M. Scheytt M West Germany B 00:32:18
8 T. Milovsorov M England 00:32:27
9 K. Mills M Shaftsbury Hrs 00:32:33
10 B Quinn M Deise AC 00:32:38
11 R Dooney M D.C.H. 00:32:39
12 J O'Toole M Ireland (B) 00:32:45
13 B Downey M Kildare AC 00:32:48
14 G Braidwood M Scotland 00:32:52
15 N Cusack M Burgerland AC Limerick 00:32:54



1 Betty van Steenbroek F Belgium 00:13:35
2 S. Riermier F West Germany 00:13:56
3 M. Sarny F England 00:13:59
4 G. Hickey F D.C.H. 00:14:09
5 M. Friel F Ballynascreen AC 00:14:13
6 W. Ore F Wales 00:14:14
7 C. Lyons F Leevale AC 00:14:18
8 E. Dowling F DCH 00:14:24
9 A. Keenan F Clonliffe Hrs 00:14:27
10 F. Peeters F Belgium 00:14:32
11 S. Sarny F England 00:14:35
12 V. O'Mahony F Togher AC 00:14:40
13 M. Donoghue F Clonliffe Hrs 00:14:41
14 C. Kennedy F G.C.H. AC 00:14:53
15 M. McEnerney F Leevale AC 00:14:53
16 P. Logan F Burgerland AC Limerick 00:14:54
17 P. Delaney F Ind 00:14:55
18 E. Prunty F Leevale AC 00:14:57
19 U. Noctor F D.C.H. AC 00:14:57
20 F. McMorrough F St. Enda's AC 00:15:02


Club Awards

DCH 4, 8, 19 31
Clonliffe 9, 13, 35 57
Leevale 7, 18, 32 57
Burgerland Limerick 16, 26, 28 70
St. Finbarr's 22, 23, 33 78
Galway C.H. 14, 37, 43 94
St. Senan's 21 41, 42 104



1 D. Rixon MJ Wales 00:16:08
2 J. Downes MJ Burgerland Limerick AC 00:16:12
3 A. Spelman MJ Athletic West Galway 00:16:22
4 J. Allen MJ Croom AC 00:16:37
5 S. O'Driscoll MJ Leevale AC 00:16:43
6 T. Wilson MJ Leevale AC 00:16:46
7 C. Twohig MJ Glounthaune 00:16:58
8 O. McDermott MJ Ajax AC 00:17:03
9 G. Heffernan MJ Athletic West Galway 00:17:06
10 E. Bergin MJ Leevale 00:17:11
11 M McGlinchey MJ Finn Valley AC 00:17:23
12 M. Cotter MJ North Cork AC 00:17:30
13 M. Furlong MJ Tramore AC 00:17:32
14 S. Gibbons MJ St Finbarrs 00:17:38
15 G. Sheehan MJ North Cork AC 00:17:41
16 P. Flynn MJ Clones A.C 00:17:43
17 D. Gilbert MJ Eagles AC 00:17:44
18 J. Aspel MJ North Cork AC 00:17:48
19 R. Grant MJ Finn VaBcy AC 00:17:49
20 J. Conneely MJ Athletic West Galway 00:17:54
21 P. O'Callaghan MJ Leevale AC 00:18:02
22 A. Cahalane MJ Doheny AC 00:18:06
23 T. O'Brien MJ Midleton AC 00:18:08
24 R. Collins MJ Ballymore Cobh 00:18:09
25 J. Kearney MJ Carrignavar AC 00:18:15
26 D. Walsh MJ Tramore AC 00:18:32
27 H. Downes MJ Burgerland Limerick AC 00:18:35
28 M. McGurn MJ Lifford AC 00:18:36
29 G. O'Keeffe MJ North Cork AC 00:18:39
30 P. Smith MJ Ballymore Cobh 00:18:46
31 R. Donovan MJ Athletic West Galway 00:18:44
32 N. Kelly MJ Gowran 00:18:59
33 A. O'Brien MJ Eagle AC 00:19:04
34 M. Tierney MJ G.C.H. 00:19:06
35 D. Hynes MJ Gowran 00:19:16
36 S. Murphy MJ Tramore AC 00:19:21
37 J.P. Hartnett MJ Leevale AC 00:19:43
38 T. Talbot MJ Croom AC 00:19:52


Veterans' Race: 5,000m

1 P. Murphy M Kildare AC 00:16:38
2 M. McHugh M Ind 00:16:49
3 T. Lenihan M Croom AC 00:17:15
4 N. Hendricks M Slaneyside AC 00:17:31
5 J. Cregan M Croom AC 00:17:35
6 M. Hayden M Tullamore Hrs 00:17:39
7 T. J. O'Loughlin M Clonmel AC 00:17:48
8 M. Heynen M Slaneyside AC 00:17:54
9 R. Whelan M Slaneyside 00:17:59
10 G. Walsh M Youghal AC 00:18:00
11 G. Nolan M Crusaders AC 00:18:03
12 D. Walsh M DCH 00:18:07
13 P. Lonergan M Reenavanna Harriers 00:18:11
14 C. Brennan M Reenavanna Harriers 00:18:13
15 B. Geraghty M G.C.G. 00:18:17
16 M. Neville M Tullamore Harriers 00:18:20
17 J. Redmond M Slaneyside AC 00:18:25
18 J. Murphy M Midleton AC 00:18:30
19 J. Langan M Tullamore Hrs 00:18:42
20 T. Tobin M St. Senan's AC 00:18:46
21 T. Mitchell M Reenavanna Hrs 00:18:48
22 W. Deffew M Tullamore Hrs 00:18:52
23 S. O'Keeffe M Slaneyside AC 00:18:57
24 J. Cregan M Croom AC 00:19:04
25 D. Young M K.C Harriers 00:19:16
26 J. Hough M North Cork 00:19:19
27 T. Twomey M Metro AC 00:19:25
28 P. Doyle M Slayneyside AC 00:19:31
29 J. Laffan M Reenvanna Hrs 00:19:33
30 J. Lyons M Midleton AC 00:19:37
31 A. Crowley M Togher A.C 00:20:12
32 J. Moore M DCH 00:20:25
72 D. O'Brien M St. Nicholas AC 00:21:05
73 T. Coughlan M Fermoy & District Hrs 00:21:10


Veterans Categories

    Over 40    
Pos Forename Surname Cat Club
1 P. Murphy M40 Kildare
2 M. McHugh M40 Ind
3 S. Duffy M40 Tullamore
    Over 45    
Pos Forename Surname Cat Club
1 N. Hendricks M45 Slaneyside AC
2 M. Hayden M45 Tullamore Hrs
3 M. Neville M45 Tullamore Hrs
    Over 50    
Pos Forename Surname Cat Club
1 D. Walsh M50 DCH
2 T. Coughlan M50 Fermoy & District Harriers


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