Moy Valley top Connacht Cross Country Championship medal table

FOLLOWING the recent two weekends of Connacht Cross Country Championships (even and uneven ages), held in Drumshanbo and Roscommon, Moy Valley AC has emerged as the top cross-country club in the province.

The Ballina-based club leads the medal table ahead of Tuam, Westport, Craughwell, South Galway, Swinford, Castlebar and Galway City Harriers.

Altogether, 12 Connacht clubs won medals over the two weekends.

The 13 gold medals for Moy Valley is testament to the dedication of their athletes, knowledge of their coaches and general enthusiasm for cross-country within the club.

The likes of Clodagh Gill, Darragh Mulrooney, the young Gallagher brothers, Daniel and Eoghan, Gracie O’Brien and Roxanne Sands all performed magnificently in the provincial championships and will be keen to back this up at All-Ireland level.

Longford had a successful championship also, with two golds and a bronze medal, and it will be interesting to see how they fare in the indoor season following the completion of their new arena.

The traditional cross-country strongholds of Sligo, North Sligo and South Sligo all scored strongly on the medal table, and there were titles also for Lake District and East Galway.

Seamus Lynch from the Connacht Records Working Group diligently updates the medal tables after each Connacht championship event.