Lucan athletes progress from Dublin Community Games

LUCAN Harriers athletes enjoyed a strong showing in the Dublin Finals of the Community Games with the  following now representing Lucan and Dublin in the All-Ireland Community Games Finals in Abbotstown in August. 

Chelsea Olumba in Under 12 100m, the Under 12 Relay team of Eimear Smyth, Emma Reihill, Chelsea Olumba and Christve; Lunganga, Hannah Moriarty in Under 14 Long Jump and the Under 14 Relay team of Nicole Ryan, Sophie Reihill, Hannah Moriarty and Kate O'Connell; and Tom Bracken in the Under 12 Boys Ball Throw.

Lucan Harriers athletes before the start of the Irish Runner 5 Mile resized

Elsewhere in the Irish Runner 5 Mile and the Family Run over 2.5km held in the Phoenix Park on Saturday, Lucan was represented by 32 athletes.

First home for the club, and 20th in his age group, was PJ Hyland finishing in 31.20 with David Trunk following in 36.47 and Colm Munnelly in 37.23. 

The first Lucan lady home was Lorraine Heffernan in a time of 37.47 ahead of Kathleen Trunk in 38.02, Caroline Norman in 38.48, Tricia Gough in 39.26 and Sarah O’Donnell in 40.37. 

Eileen O’Brien was runner-up in her age category in a time of 40.52 while the first fit4life athlete home was Emer Fleming in 50.11, followed by Maggie Russell in 50.15, Kim Jones in 50.34 and Patricia Hennessy in 51.01.

Another notable finisher was Lesley Mitchell who completed her first 5 Mile in a great time of 59.12.

In the Family Run over 2.5km Lucan’s Sean Kavanagh was the second male runner home overall.  

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