The Munster Schools Championships were held a wet Doneraile park organised by CSOA. Well done to Liam, Ted, Jim, Dennis, Jim and Bob for all their hard work.
5th class girls was a clean sweep for Convent Primary Mallow with Sophie Rochford leading home Orlaith Finn, Sarah Healy and Lucy McDonnell.
In the 5th class boys, Tim McCarthy from SNB Clonakilty held off the challenge of the Killavullen pair of Seamus O’Mahony and Conor Griffin.In the 6th class girls, it was the turn of Aoife O’Sullivan from St Joseph’s Clonakilty to get the better of the CP Mallow pair of Amy lynch and Ailbhe Heffernan.
Darragh Hoare from SMN Carrigtwohill repeated his 5th class victory of 2014 to win a very competitive 6th class boys section ahead of Ralf Molotokas and Dan Molotokas from Scoil Ursula. Close behind were Darragh O’Grady (Ballygown), Alex Kidney (Carrigtwohill) and Liam Twomey (Bunscoil Chroist Ri).
The 1st year girls was a tight battle between St Angela’s Cork and Newtown with the Pim cousins, Jordan and Emma, splitting the St Angela’s pair of Caitlin Kelleher and Mary O’Sullivan.
The first 5 places in the 1st year boys were filled by 5 different schools with Ben Killeen (Midleton College) one minute ahead of Matthew McCarthy (Clonakilty CC), Edward O’Mathuna (CBC Cork), Shay Keane (Midleton CBS) and William Wallis (Newtown, Waterford)
Ciara Silby, (Ursuline Waterford) continued her fine form from the SE schools with a comfortable win ahead of her school mate, Ciara McCarthy with Eilish Murphy and Lynn O’Regan from the local Nagle Rice school in Doneraile filling the next places.
The Midleton CBS pair of Dan McDonnell and Simon Upton held off the keen challenge of Joshua O’Brien (Nagle Rice), Jacob Pim (Newtown) and Fionn Magner (Patrician Academy Mallow) in the 2nd and 3rd year boys.
There were some familiar names at the top of the PJC girls with Fay Mansfield (St Mary’s Mallow) taking the honours ahead of Denise Hallahan (St Mary’s Midleton) and Sinead O’Reilly (St Mary’s Mallow).
Zach Harrington (Clonakilty CC) had an easy win in the PJC boys over the Nagle Rice pair of John Cronin and Patrick Ring with Liam O’Connor (Clonakilty) 4th and Andrew Turner (Colaiste Daibheid) 5th.