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BLE National Intercounty Cross-Country Championship Results - December 1985

B.L.E. MILK NATIONAL INTER-COUNTIES

Kilbarry, Waterford

Sunday December 15th 1985

 

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The battle for supremecy

Tony O'Leary (Cork), 765; Brendan Quinn (Waterford), 896 - other names will be added as identified

 

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Report from Marathon Magazine, February 1986, Vol 24, No 1, Pages 10 & 11
   
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Report from Marathon Magazine, February 1986, Vol 24, No 1, Pages 12 & 13

 

Marathon Magazine, February 1986, Vol 24, No 1, Pages 10 - 13 (PDF File)

 


Richard the Lion-Hearted


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Richard O'Flynn

This year’s B.L.E. Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championship at Kilbarry in Waterford attracted a good deal of attention with the presence of Providence teammates Richard O’Flynn and Brendan Quinn, home on Christmas vacation, and Quinn fresh from his fine run in the American championship.

Brendan, on foot of his 7th placing in the latter and because of his excellent form of the previous 6 months when he also recaptured his Irish steeplechase record and he had in his favour home territory, entered the race as slight favourite. Richard, building back again to top form after an indifferent year, was hungry for success.

 

ble national inter counties cross country chp 1986 c1L to R; Danny McDaid, Richard O'Flynn, Brendan Quinn and Robert Costello

Flynn no doubt was anxious to impress the selectors and give himself automatic selection for the World Championships, he set about his task with grim determination and surprised the leading group after the first mile by breaking away on his own, leaving the rest to battle for the minor placings. He admitted afterwards that he changed plans just after the start of the
race, anyway he likes running in front and with the very sticky nature of the course his change was well justified. At the 3 mile mark Robert Costello and Brendan Quinn were locked in battle but the big Waterford man had more in reserve at the finish to come home 3 seconds clear of the Limerick man. O’Flynn’s winning time was 32.15 and this was 19 seconds clear of Quinn.

Cork easily retained their Inter-County crown but a predictable surprise was the 2nd place finish of Tipperary, led by John Fitzgerald and Peter Maher, with county winner Tommy Maloney failing to make the scoring six having been with the leaders for the first 2 miles. Limerick finished 3rd.


Special mention must be made of the 4th place finish of 44-year-old Danny McDaid, who came storming through on the last lap.

 

Cross Country Championship Results 1985/’86


Men’s Inter-County Championship

 

PosForenameSurnameCatCountyTime
1 R. O'Flynn M Cork 00:32:15
2 B. Quinn M Waterford 00:32:24
3 R. Costello M Limerick 00:32:31
4 D. McDaid M Donegal  
5 J. Fallon M Galway 00:32:57
6 T. O'Leary M Cork 00:33:06
7 C. Boyle M Carlow 00:33:13
8 P. McCarthy M Limerick 00:33:21
9 L. O'Brien M Cork 00:33:24
10 J. Fitzgerald M Tipp 00:33:26
11 G. Deegan M Waterford 00:33:30
12 P. Maher M Tipp 00:33:48
13 G. O'Reilly M Galway 00:33:49
14 G. Ryan M Galway 00:33:51
15 M. Kelly M Dublin 00:34:01
16 P. Hearty M Donegal 00:34:02
17 M. Casey M Cork 00:34:02
18 G. McGrath M Dublin 00:34:03
19 J. Griffin M Kerry 00:34:07
20 T. Finn M Tipp 00:34:08
21 T. Payne M Carlow  
22 A. Conroy M Laois  
23 C. O'Riordan M Cork  
24 J. J Doyle M Wexford  
25 M. Kelleher M Cork  
26 M. Cussen M Clare  
27 M. Flannelly M Wexford  
28 S. Murphy M Kilkenny  
29 P. Cassidy M Donore Hrs  
30 D. McCarthy M Cork  
31 T. Ryan M Waterford  
32 J. Scanlon M Limerick  
33 F. Daly M Galway  
34 M. Gleeson M Tipp  
35 M. Harte M W/Meath  
36 P. Heffernan M Tipp  
37 D. O'Mahony M Cork  
38 L. Dunne M Offaly  
39 D. Redmond M Dublin  
40 J. Daly M Tipp  
41 T. Moloney M Tipp  
42 K. Gill M Donegal  
43 B. Downey M Kildare  
44 K. Walsh M Wexford  
45 C. Finnegan M Dublin  
46 M. Connolly M Donegal  
47 D. McGrath M Clare  
48 S. Faulkner M Wicklow  
49 S. O'Donnell M Galway  
50 C. O'Flaherty M Dublin  
51 P. Keane M Dublin  
52 M. McDonald M Laois  
53 M. McDonnell M Limerick  
54 S. Orison M Galway  
55 T. Bourdee M Limerick  
56 S. Christie M Tipp  
57 L. Marley M Dublin  
58 B. Lacey M Kilkenny  
59 M. Carroll M Offaly  
60 T. Jordan M Wexford  
61 J. O'Halloran M Tipp  
62 P. Markey M Dublin  
63 J. Moore M Wexford  
64 J. Brennan M Donegal  
65 D. Shannon M Carlow  
66 M. Treacy M Dublin  
67 M. Glennon M W/Meath  
68 J. O'Reilly M Carlow  
69 T. Madden M Clare  
70 L. McGrath M W/Meath  
71 M. McHugh M Tipp  
72 M. Drake M Cork  
73 S. Hughes M Tipp  
74 D. O'Riordan M Cork  
75 G. Kelly M Laois  
76 N. Martin M Donegal  
77 G. Redmond M Dublin  
78 B. Cashin M Wexford  
79 J. Tobin M Tipp  
80 T. Duggan M Kilkenny  
81 D. Grant M Waterford  
82 J. Gibbons M Donegal  
83 N. Hallinan M Galway  
84 T. Wilson M Cork  
85 O. Stafford M Wexford  
86 J. Conlon M Offaly  
87 M. Glennon M W/Meath  
88 J. Kelly M Wicklow  
89 J. Sexton M Clare  
90 T. Murray M Waterford  
91 J. Toye M Donegal  
92 L. Nolan M Waterford  
93 L. Foley M Wexford  
94 J. Hogan M Offaly  
95 L. Campion M Laois  
96 M. Sexton M Clare  
97 L. Stafford M Wexford  
98 T. McNamara M Clare  
99 G. Kavanagh M Kilkenny  
100 A. O'Loughlin M Galway  
101 L. Cotter M Cork  
102 N. Keane M Kildare  
103 P. Dunne M Galway  
104 D. Jordan M Wexford  
105 J. Condon M Limerick  
106 M. Murphy M Waterford  
107 N. Stack M Kerry  
108 P. Keenan M W/Meath  
109 O. Gallagher M W/Meath  
110 D. Bonnar M Donegal  
111 F. Culligan M Clare  
112 D. Butler M Kilkenny  
113 S. Griffin M Kerry  
114 D. Dempsey M Wicklow  
115 R. Mullins M Laois  
116 J. Martin M Offaly  
117 E. McMenamin M Donegal  
118 S. Crehan M Galway  
119 P. Hannon M Galway  
120 B. Wright M Wexford  
121 P. J Murphy M Carlow  
122 D. Byrne M Wicklow  
123 P. Hanratty M Kildare  
124 J. J Murphy M Carlow  
125 D. Whelan M Laois  
126 G. Cantwell M Waterford  
127 B. Doyle M Kildare  
128 J. Feery M Offaly  
129 J. Nudds M Wicklow  
130 D. O'Shea M Kerry  
131 E. Reck M Wexford  
132 P. Delaney M Laois  
133 W. M Tiernan M Kilkenny  
134 J. Kavanagh M Wicklow  
135 J. Fahy M Galway  
136 P. Collins M W/Meath  
137 D. Glynn M Offaly  
138 T. Foley M Waterford  
139 P. Walsh M Waterford  
140 P. McCreery M Kildare  
141 M. Lynch M W/Meath  
142 L. Griffin M Kerry:  
143 P. Halley M Waterford  
144 J. Fitzsimons M Kildare  
145 C. Murray M Kerry  
146 J. Geraghty M W/Meath  
147 D. Young M Kilkenny  
148 D. Kenny M Kerry  
149 PJ Blanche M Carlow  
150 M. McCannon M Kerry  

 

Men's Teams

PosCountyScorersPts
1 Cork 1, 6, 9, 17, 23, 25 81
2 Tipperary 10, 12, 20, 34, 36, 40 152
3 Galway 5, 13, 14, 33, 49, 54 168
4 Dublin 15, 18, 39, 45, 50, 51 218
5 Donegal 4, 16, 42, 46, 64, 76 248
6 Limerick 3, 8, 32, 53, 55, 105 256
7 Wexford 24, 27, 44, 60, 63, 78 296
8 Waterford 2, 11, 31, 81, 87, 90 302
9 Carlow 7, 21, 65, 68, 121, 124 406
10 Clare 26, 47, 69, 89, 96, 96 425
11 Laois 22, 52, 75, 95, 115, 125 484
12 Kilkenny 28, 58, 80, 99, 112, 133 510
13 Offaly 38, 59, 86, 94, 116, 128 521
14 Westmeath 35, 67, 70, 108, 109, 136 525
15 Kerry 19, 107, 113, 130, 142, 145 656
16 Kildare 43, 102, 123, 127, 140, 144 679
       
Grade B
Pos County Scorers Pts
1 Carlow    
2 Clare    
3 Kilkenny    
       
Grade C
Pos County Scorers Pts
1 Wicklow    
2 Kildare    

 

Breakthrough for Valerie

 

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Valerie O'Mahony

It is difficult to think that Valerie O’Mahoney is still only 24 years of age. As long as I have been actively involved in the sport, stretching back to 1970, Valerie has been competing.

 

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Top four (L to R) Greta Hickey (4th), Mary Friel (3rd), Valerie O'Mahony (1st) and Ann Keenan (2nd)


She is an inspiration to all with her dedication and her loyalty to her club, Togher, during all those years when things were not going as well as she might have liked, with difficult work hours and a recurring viral infection. But it was all worth while in Waterford as she bided her time with the calculation of a veteran, before going on, during the last lap, to fashion a meritorious victory over an equally dedicated Ann Keenan, breaking the monopoly of the DCH girls.

 

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Striving for supremecy in the ladies race


Dublin once again easily retained their team title but they can expect a much stiffer challenge from Cork in the years to come if the likes of Sonia O’Sullivan, Carmel McCarthy, Anita Philpott and company realise their full potential.

 

Women's Teams

 

PosForenameSurnameCatCountyTime
1 V. O'Mahony F Cork 00:19:35
2 A. Keenan F Laois 00:19:40
3 M. Friel F Donegal 00:19:45
4 G. Hickey F DCH 00:19:56
5 A. Hilliard F Dublin 00:20:01
6 M. Donohoe F Dublin 00:20:02
7 C. Hourihan F Cork 00:20:07
8 U. Noctor F Dublin 00:20:11
9 C. Kennedy F Galway 00:20:18
10 C. Rooney F Dublin 00:20:37
11 A. Browne F Dublin  
12 A. McAleenan F Dublin  
13 P. Griffin F Leitrim  
14 A. Archibold F Dublin  
15 F. Morrish F Cork  
16 A. Murphy F Cork  
17 M. Lyons F Cork  
18 R. Boyle F Donegal  
19 C. Nolan F Galway  
20 A. Gorman F Offaly  
21 B. McCabe F Westmeath  
22 L McCormack F Donegal  
23 M. Gallagher F Westmeath  
24 P. Campbell F Mayo  
25 M. Logan F Limerick  
26 J. Galvin F Clare  
27 N. Herron F Donegal  
28 J. Campbell F Mayo  
29 S. McGranaghan F Donegal:  
30 J. Hegarty F Kerry  
31 J. Hough F Cork  
32 N. Martin F Donegal  
33 M. Doyle F Wexford  
34 G. Butler F Westmeath  
35 M. Domey F Tipperary  
36 P. Delaney F Cork  
37 M. O'Keeffe F Kilkenny  
38 M. Mclnerney F Cork  
39 P. Williams F Kilkenny  
40 A. Ryan F Tipperary  
41 B. Ruane F Mayo  
42 M. Whelehan F Westmeath  
43 E. Kenny F Leitrim  
44 A. Taylor F Kilkenny  
45 P. Reilly F Leitrim  
46 C. Connors F Waterford  
47 D. Barrett F Limerick  
48 L. Caulfield F Waterford  
49 . Rossiter F Wexford  
50 T. Stafford F Wexford  
51 E. McMahon F Clare  
52 A. McHugh F Galway  
53 M. Farrell F Kilkenny  
54 M. Furlong F Wexford  
55 N. Ni Mhuiri F Galway  
56 C. Hennessy F Kilkenny  
57 M. Kinsella F Kilkenny  
58 R. Carney F Mayo  
59 M. Quinn F Leitrim  
60 V. McMahon F Offaly  
61 M. Keane F Galway  
62 M. Doheny F Kilkenny  
63 M. Frayne F Wexford  
64 L. Gleeson F Waterford  
65 N. Morgan F Clare  
66 N. Hennessy F Kilkenny  
67 B. O'Neill F Kilkenny  
68 M. Lonergan F Limerick  
69 E. Kerrigan F Tipperary  
70 M. Scanlon F Wexford  
71 A. Kearns F Limerick  
72 B. Fitzpatrick F Waterford  
73 M. O'Dwyer F Tipperary  
74 T. O'Shea F Waterford  
75 M. Roche F Waterford  
76 A. Stanley F Galway  
77 D. Kelly F Galway  
78 S. Burke F Westmeath  
79 R. Bolton F Laois  
80 J. Donohue F Westmeath  

 

Women's Teams

PosCountyScorersPts
1 Dublin 5, 6, 8, 10 29
2 Cork 1, 7,15, 16 39
3 Donegal 3, 18, 22, 27 70
4 Westmeath 21, 23, 34, 42 120
5 Galway 9, 19, 52, 55 135
6 Mayo 24, 28, 41, 58 151
7 Wexford 33, 49, 50, 54 186
8 Limerick 25, 47, 68, 71 211
9 Tipperary 35, 40, 69, 73 217
       
B Grade
Pos County Scorers Pts
1 Leitrim 13, 43, 45, 59 160
2 Kilkenny 37, 39, 44, 53 173
3 Waterford 46, 48, 64, 72 230


Junior Men's Championship

Downes easily

 

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John Downes

John Downes, another athlete who had a virus problem last year, seems to be back on the right track again and looked to have plenty in reserve over Stephen Judge, but the subsequent showing of both, in their respective Regional Championships, must have given hope to others, and we should see a cracking race for the Inter-Club title on February 23 at Santry.

Dublin were the masters of Cork in the county contest.

 

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Juniors (left to right): John Downes, Limerick: S. Judge, Dublin: S. O'Loan, Dublin: S. Gibbons, Cork; P. McCreevy, Dublin; J. Connelly, Galway; J. Kearney, Cork; J. Fleming, Kerry

 

PosForenameSurnameCatCountyTime
1 John Downes MJ Limerick 00:25:19
2 S. Judge MJ Dublin 00:25:25
3 S. O'Loan MJ Dublin 00:25:35
4 S. Gibbons MJ Cork 00:25:46
5 P. McCreevy MJ Dublin 00:25:49
6 J. Connelly MJ Galway 00:26:01
7 J. Kearney MJ Cork 00:26:04
8 J. Fleming MJ Kerry 00:26:05
9 K. O'Donnell MJ Donegal 00:26:13
10 J. Aspel MJ Cork 00:26:14
11 M. Shinnors MJ Limerick  
12 E. Egan MJ Dublin  
13 J. McCormack MJ Laois  
14 M. Ryan MJ Offaly  
15 D. Wade MJ Meath  
16 H. Downes MJ Limerick  
17 J. Delaney MJ Cork  
18 A. Larkin MJ Dublin  
19 D. Slater MJ Tipperary  
20 G. Sheehan MJ Cork  
21 J. Moloney MJ Limerick  
22 P. Flynn MJ Dublin  
23 I. Mullen MJ Westmeath  
24 J. Doyle MJ Offaly  
25 D. Hennigan MJ Dublin  
26 J. Higgins MJ Donegal  
27 R. Collins MJ Cork  
28 C. Finnerty MJ Westmeath  
29 S. Murphy MJ Limerick  
30 G. Doyle MJ Offaly  
31 M. Nugent MJ Westmeath  
32 D. Wilson MJ Donegal  
23 F. Fitzpatrick MJ Galway  
34 N. Burke MJ Galway  
35 M. Kiernan MJ Westmeath  
36 T. Tierney MJ Waterford  
37 S. Byrne MJ Kilkenny  
38 J. Keavey MJ Laois  
39 D. Gilbert MJ Cork  
40 S. Hallissey MJ Dublin  
41 D. Burke MJ Westmeath  
42 M. Boland MJ Limerick:  
43 J. O'Callaghan MJ Cork  
44 S. Mohan MJ Cork  
45 J. Harper MJ Cork  
46 N. Byrne MJ Dublin  
47 T. Palmer MJ Cork:  
48 D. Cotter MJ Kerry  
49 M. O'Donohue MJ Tipperary  
50 D. O'Donnell MJ Donegal  
51 J. Daly MJ Cork  
52 S. Hynes MJ Limerick  
54 S. Kennedy MJ Kilkenny  
55 J. Donahy MJ Donegal  
56 M. Bonner MJ Waterford  
58 J. J Fleming MJ Kerry  
59 L. O'Dwyer MJ Tipperary  
60 M. Joyce MJ Galway  
61 E. Halley MJ Waterford  
62 P. Beere MJ Laois  
63 C. Goode MJ Galway  
64 A. Withers MJ Tipperary  
65 M. Breen MJ Tipperary  
66 P. Condon MJ Limerick  
67 O. O'Neill MJ Westmeath  
68 D. Purcell MJ Kilkenny:  
69 P. Whyte MJ Galway  
70 T. Talbot MJ Limerick  
71 I. Conroy MJ Laois  
72 J. Hickey MJ Tipperary  
73 D. Evans MJ Waterford  
74 R. Lanigan MJ Galway:  
75 B. Doyle MJ Waterford  
76 D. O'Neill MJ Laois  
77 D. Hennessy MJ Waterford:  
78 D. Hennelly MJ Galway  
79 K. Nolan MJ Laois  
80 J. Lyons MJ Limerick  
81 F. O'Bearra MJ Galway  
82 G. O'Donohue MJ Westmeath  
83 P. Fennessy MJ Limerick  
84 C. Tolland MJ Limerick  
85 El Baldwin MJ Laois  
86 F. Lynam MJ Westmeath  
87 R. Fleming MJ Kilkenny  
88 J. Hyland MJ Westmeath  

 

Junior Men's Teams

Pos County Scorers Pts
1 Dublin 2, 3, 5, 12, 18, 22 62
2 Cork 4, 7 10, 17, 20, 27 85
3 Limerick 1, 11, 16, 21, 20, 42 120
4 Westmeath 23, 28, 31, 35, 41, 67 225
5 Donegal 9, 26, 32, 50, 55, 56 228
6 Galway 6, 33, 34, 60, 63, 69 265
7 Tipperary 19, 49, 59, 64, 65 328
8 Laois 13, 38, 62, 71, 76, 79 339
9 Waterford 36, 57, 61, 73, 75, 77 379
       
Incompletes
Pos County Scorers Pts
  Meath    
  Kerry    
  Offaly    
  Kilkenny    
       
Grade B Winners
Pos County Scorers Pts
1 Westmeath    

 

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