Ulster uneven age groups.

On a wet, windy and cold day 19 of our athletes made to journey to a Billy Neill Playing grounds in Belfast for the Ulster uneven age groups cross country. First up was the boys u15 where we had three athletes.

All were running out of age and were lead home by Odhran Smith in 37th, Ronan Markey in 45th and Josh Coburn in 77th in his first cross country outing.

As the day progressed both the weather and underfoot conditions were deteriorating. We had a two-hour wait before our u11 girls were out. The team were placed in 8th place overall and were led home by Maeve Smith in 34th, followed by Cliodhna Landers in 53rd, Roisin Murray in 55th, Eimear Clarke in 58th and Rhyssah Moy in 65th. A few of our athletes qualified for the All Irelands in December as part of the County Monaghan u11 girls team.

Our u11 boys followed the girls and we had 5 athletes in the race. The team was lead home by Peter Gilmartin in 44th, Conor O’Reilly 67th, Diarmuid Flanagan 74th, Conor Flanagan 81st, Rory Campbell in 94th. The team came 9th overall.

Next up it was time for the u13’s where we had 2 girls and 3 boys. First up were the girls where the distance was 2km. Our club was represented by Caitlin Markey 80th and Ciara Mc Cahey 82nd who ran well in tough conditions.

The last race of the day was the boys u13’s. Conor Farrelly lead the Carrick athletes home in 31st position followed closely by Joshua Campbell in 37th and Gearoid Murray in his first cross country race finishing in 72nd. Well done to all the athletes who competed in what was very tough conditions.

Overall a few of our athletes will now go onto represent County Monaghan in the All Irelands in Abbotstown on the 24th of November and in Dunboyne on 15th December. They are girls u11 – Maeve Smith, Cliodhna Landers, Roisin Murray, and Eimera Clarke and Boys u14 – Odhran Smith, Ronan Markey, Kevin Gainford, Conor Farrelly, and Joshua Campbell. Good luck to all.