Tallaght 5K Victory for Byrne

By ben :: Posted March 25, 2024

Tallaght 5K Victory for Byrne

Mitchell Byrne took the top prize in the Tallaght A.C. Annual 5K Road race on Patrick’s Day.

The race which attracted more than six hundred entries was sponsored by Tallaght & District Credit Union and helped raise much needed funds for the charity partner Endometriosis Association of Ireland.

The Rathfarnham/WSAF A.C. athlete set the standard from the start and maintained his lead over the rest of the field of competitors to claim back-to-back victories with a time of 15:03, with Aaron Hanlon, Drogheda & District A.C. taking the second prize in 15:13, ahead of David Scanlon (15:23) taking 3rd place for Rathfarnham/WSAF A.C.

The top prize in the women’s category also went the way of Rathfarnham/WSAF A.C after Carla Sweeney crossed the line in 16:54 with Aine Cotter of Northeast Runners A.C. taking second (17:07), and Lucy Barrett, Raheny Shamrock A.C. in 3rd (17:43).

Fergus Collis (Blackrock A.C.) won the o/40 category with a time of 16:54, while Aoife O’Leary Sportsworld A.C. won the women’s O/40 category in a time of 18:40.

The O/45 categories went the way of Kevin Morros Croghan A.C. and Emma Hand with times of 16:41 and 19:45 respectively, while Des Tremble (Donore Harriers A.C.) recorded a time of 17:31 when winning the O/50 prize and Emma McNamara (Dublin City Harriers took top prize in the women’s category with a time of 20:46.

Colm Murray (Rathfarnham/WSAF A.C) finished in 18:24 to take the O/55 prize and Sharon Tighe (Tallaght A.C.) took the women’s O/55 category in 21:31.

Aidan McGrath won the O/60 prize in 20:09, while Fiona Byrne (Civil Service A.C.) taking the prize in the women’s category with a time of 22:18, and the O/65 categories were won by Gerry Woods Tallaght A.C. (22:00), and Breda Woods, Tallaght A.C. (30:16).

Kevin O’Flynn crossed the line in 23:39 in the O/70 category while Eileen O’Brien (Lucan Harriers A.C.) won the women’s O/70 category with a time of 26:58.

Andrea Rondina (15:35), Alex Ainsworth (16:30, Patrick Conlon (17.04), and Joseph McDermott (17:43) combined to take the men’s team prize for Crusaders A.C., while Aoife O’Leary (18:40), Caoimhe Daniels (18:44), Maria Jones (18:44), and Crona Clohisey (20:06) combined to take the team prize for Sportsworld A.C.

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