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Individual and team gold for Fethard AC Ladies at Tipperary Novice B Road Championships

The Tipperary County Novice B Road Race took place at Fethard Town Park last Sunday.
There were a total of 45 participants from Tipperary clubs on a sunny afternoon.

EDEL’S POWER TURNS

From the start in the women’s 3km race the Fethard women were very prominent and competed well with Dundrum AC. Our own Edel Roche opened up a 10m lead over the first 1,500m and in a display of power running that led the second half of the race, he came home a convincing winner in a time of 11.30.

Attention then turned to the rest of the Fethard team as Abaigeal Maher stormed home to finish in fifth place in a time of 12.02, showing great finishing speed. Abaigeal was immediately followed by Paula Hendriksen in sixth place in a time of 12.11.
These three women won the County Novice B Championship together. This is the first time that our club has won this special championship.

Fethard AC are proud to have enough runners for two teams, with the second team consisting of Marie Carroll who ran a fantastic race in 13.43, Isobel Minogue who ran 15.56, Lorraine Kennedy 17.30 and Katie Ryan 17.40. Last Sunday we had great running from our women’s teams.

JAMES OUR TOP MAN

The men’s 6km race was a very competitive event and the first man home for Fethard AC was James Maher in 10th place in a time of 22.16. There was a strong finish from Joe Morgan, who came home in 11th in 22.20. Next in 16th place was Jack Spillane who made another good run in 23.24. Eddie Hayes should be happy with his performance in his debut season, finishing well in 27.08. Kevin O’Meara was next in 27.11 and to complete our team of runners Billy Prout finished in 28.48.

Thank you to Tommy and the team at The Fethard Town Park, all our wonderful members who ran the course, made sandwiches and created a great atmosphere. As always they are super supporters.

We are very grateful to County Board Chairman Owen Fanning, a proud Fethard AC man, and the Tipperary County Board team. Without them, these events would not happen.

Thanks also to first aid worker Pearl, who was there all day to keep us out of the danger zone.

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