Sorrell Hill

Authors

Rene Borg

Sli Cualann have almost wrapped up the title race after a huge victory at Sorrell Hill. Only 12 points on the board after Cormac Conroy, Ryan Montgomery and Hugh McLindon finished in quick succession: 3rd, 4th and 5th. They had 40 points down to Boards AC who will still be pleased to take second after narrowly beating a strongly running UCD side with Zoran Skrba a good 11th.

Next were Crusaders in fourth who could not add to their tally but with Clonliffe in the same position both teams remain solid in 2nd and 3rd. Setanta beat orienteering rivals GEN despite Paul Nolan finishing 2nd overall and Sportsworld finished last on the night.

Sli Cualann's win means they now lead Crusaders by 38 points with two races to go and have racked up 7 wins with Crusaders winning 2, Clonliffe 1 and Rathfarnham 1. Crusaders have 11 points to defend in 2nd and Clonliffe 67 to Boards AC. With only two races to go, three teams look like they could complete all 13 races: Sli Cualann, Crusaders and Boards.

The women's race had dramatic consequences. While Sli Cualann's girls equalled the achievement of their male counterparts with their 7th win, Setanta's score of 27 against Crusaders 32 meant Setanta moved 2 points ahead and up into 2nd spot with Crusaders dropping to third. Clonliffe Harriers still maintain the possibility of winning the title if they can score 37 points or lower in the final two races of the season.

MEN
1. Sli Cualann 12 (3 Cormac Conroy, 4 Ryan Montgomery, 5 Hugh McLindon)
2. Boards AC 52 (1 Eoin Keith, 19 Mick Hanney, 32 Finbar McGurren)
3. UCD 58 (11 Zoran Skrba, 16 Niall Fox, 31 Ben Dromey)
4. Crusaders AC 65 (20 Shane O'Rourke, 21 Gavan Doherty, 24 Jeffery Healy)
5. Setanta 90 (13 Gerry Lalor, 33 Terry Lawless, 44 Andreas Kusch)
6. Clonliffe Harriers 145 (6 Greg Byrne, 26 Dermot Murphy, 113 Tony Kiernan)
7. GEN 178 (2 Paul Nolan, 54 Ted McCormack, 122 Brendan Doherty)
8. Sportsworld 319 (94 John Fitzgerald, 95 Sean O'Byrne, 130 Charlie O'Connell)

WOMEN
1. Sli Cualann 24(6 Mary Dawson, 8 Aisling Renshaw, 10 Maria O'Rourke)
2. Setanta 27 (1 Moire O'Sullivan, 5 Hazel Thompson, 21 Caitlin Bent)
3. Crusaders AC 32 (9 Eva Fairmaner, 11 Roisin McDonnell, 12 Niamh O'Ceallaigh)

Gerry Brady

COUNTY RESULTS

There were 158 finishers from 21 counties on the long course on Sorrel Hill, 86 or 53% recorded their county. At club level there were 24 clubs representing 47% of finishers, indications that the summer holidays and the glut of races are taking a toll on the numbers of participants. Congratulations to Tony Kiernan on joining the 100 club.

Wicklow won the men’s team with Cormac Conroy in third place behind Paul Nolan, consolidating his recent form. Ryan Montgomery and Hugh McLindon completed the scoring team. Dublin were second ahead of Cork. Kildare led home by Daniel Morrogh were a solid fourth with Meath fifth.

Sonja Fuhrmann sprung back to life with a well-paced second in the individual race. She was joined by Karen Duggan and Eva Fairmaner on the winning Dublin team.

Women
1. Dublin 14 (2 Sonja Fuhrmann, 3 Karen Duggan, 9 Eva Fairmaner)
2. Wicklow 24 (6 Mary Dawson, 8 Aisling Renshaw, 10 Maria O’Rourke)

Men
1. Wicklow 12 (3 Cormac Conroy, 4 Ryan Montgomery, 5 Hugh McLindon)
2. Dublin 27 (6 Greg Byrne, 10 John MacEnri, 11 Zoran Skrba)
3. Cork 69 (1 Eoin Keith, 25 Kevin O’Reilly, 43 Richard Nunan)
4. Kildare 72 (18 Daniel Morrogh, 26 Dermot Murphy, 28 Eoghan Carton)
5. Meath 165 (47 Eamonn Hodge, 56 Michael boyce, 62 Eddie Reid)

6. Kerry 105 (22 Mike Long, 83 Berndt Heim)
7. Cavan 111 (32 Finbar McGurren, 79 Phil Ward)
8. Westmeath 126 (35 Patrick Ryan, 91 Danny Ward)
9. Wexford 144 (67 Sean Hassett, 77 David Williams)

Jason Kehoe

In following the report from Lugnacoille, the following is a simple calculation of the top 25 men's and top 10 ladies descent placings. In no way is this official as some of the timings are probably under or over. It's just interesting to see who the top descenders are on the night.

Enjoy,
Jason Kehoe


Place Number Name Ascent Finish Descent Time
1 1716 Ryan Montgomery 27.25 46.00 18.35
2 247 Eoin Keith 24.35 43.16 18.41
3 822 Paul Nolan 25.55 44.50 18.55
4 1715 Cormac Conroy 26.00 45.22 19.22
5 533 Greg Byrne 27.05 46.28 19.23
6 571 Joseph Mooney 27.48 47.21 19.33
7 319 Hugh Kinsella 27.01 46.41 19.40
8 65 Martin Francis 28.03 47.44 19.41
9 1723 Zoran Skrba 27.36 47.18 19.42
10 691 Robert Tierney 26.55 46.46 19.51
11 643 John MacEnri 27.10 47.15 20.05
12 165 Ben Mooney 26.51 46.57 20.06
13 504 Will Powderly 28.20 48.27 20.07
14 1223 Gerry Lalor 27.18 47.34 20.16
15 704 Niall Fox 27.42 48.06 20.24
16 570 Niall Larkin 27.30 47.59 20.29
17 111 Mick Hanney 28.44 49.18 20.34
18 503 Mikey Fry 29.37 50.35 20.58
19 683 Daniel Morrogh 28.01 49.01 21.00
20 690 Amidow Dembele 29.39 50.41 21.02
21 100 Shane O'Rourke 27.59 49.24 21.25
22 59 Dermot Murphy 28.55 50.24 21.29
23 265 Jeffery Healy 27.30 49.56 22.26
24 477 Keith Daly 26.13 50.30 27.17
25 548 Garrett Murphy 28.50 60.26 31.36

Ladies Top 10
1 406 Moire O'Sull 30.25 52.23 21.58
2 663 Sonja Fuhrmann 31.20 53.51 22.31
3 214 Karen Duggan 32.17 54.55 22.38
4 627 Cait Nic Caba 33.04 57.12 24.08
5 448 Hazel Thompson 33.09 57.31 24.22
6 272 Mary Dawson 33.51 58.35 24.44
7 271 Aisling Renshaw 36.05 60.56 24.51
8 758 Amanda Duffield 35.00 60.53 25.53
9 391 Eva Fairmaner 36.15 62.23 26.08
10 629 Marlon Davies 36.30 65.47 29.17

Sinead Roche

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