Meath Senior Championships & Juv. Relays

Coscoran wins silver at Meath Senior Cross Country Championships: The Meath Senior Cross Country Championships and juvenile cross country relays were hosted by Bohermeen AC on the historic grounds of Ardbraccan House once the home of the Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath. The Palladian style country house provided a beautiful backdrop to blue riband event of the Meath Cross Country season.

The men’s race over 8k race had the best of the emerging talent of Meath athletics such a Thomas Moran (Dunshaughlin) winner of the Meath Novice Championships, Andrew Coscoran (Star of the Sea) winner of the Boys U18 title along with Daragh Rennicks (Bohermeen) going for a hat-trick of titles year, Robbie Matthews runner up from 2012 and Loughlin Campion (Dunboyne) current the Meath Intermediate title holder.

Straight from the gun Daragh Rennicks made his intentions clear by setting off at a cracking pace in a bid to retain his title. Over the first lap Thomas Moran was the only one of the main contenders to try and go with the young Bohermeen man. Robbie Matthews, Loughlin Campion and Andrew Coscoran at this stage were locked together in 3rd place with the rest of the field then strung out behind them.

The early pace set by Daragh told on Thomas Moran and in the second lap the trio of Coscoran, Matthews and Campion started to reel him in. With Rennicks looking so assured the race was on for the silver and bronze medal positions. Going out on the 3rd lap Matthews and Coscoran were locked in battle for the silver and bronze having dropped Loughlin Campion and passed Thomas Moran. As the athletes took the bell for the final lap the Bohermeen man was assured of the title on his home venue while Coscoran had opened up a small lead on Matthews with Thomas Moran battling on in fourth place with Loughlin Campion 5th.  As they raced over the final lap Daragh had time to savour his victory and his hat-trick of titles while Coscoran pushed on strongly over the final 1500m to extend his lead over Robbie Matthews and win his first Meath senior cross country medal with Robbie Matthews in 3rd place.

The men’s team Championships for the Larry Daly Cup was won by Dunshaughlin AC from Bohermeen in 2nd and Dunboyne in 3rd place. Kieron Peters (Star of the Sea) finished in 8th place and Maurice Hackett anchored the Star of the Sea team home to take the gold medal from Fr. Murphy AC in the B Race.

In the juvenile relays the Star of the Sea U10 team of Ben McDonnell, Sean Hackett, Aaron Delaney-Breen and James Kimmage narrowly lost out on a bronze medal when finishing 4th of 10 teams in a tightly fought 4*250m race.