Laois Veterans To The Fore Again In Local Cross Country Championships

A fantastic event took place in Abbeyleix over the weekend.

It was a case of history repeating itself in both the senior divisions of cross country racing in Laois. 

Mary Mulhare captured her 9th Laois Cross Country title in Abbeyleix, leading home the contingent in the senior women's race. 

There was joy for hometown club Ballyroan/Abbeyleix in the team event. 

It was a similar story in the senior men's race, as Colin Maher captured his third crown, finishing ahead of Cian Kelly of St. Abbans AC and Tom Lumpton from Portlaoise. 

St. Abbans would go on to capture the team event with some consistent performances from their crew. 

Here's the results in full: 


1st Mary Mulhare, Portlaoise AC

2nd Kate McDonald, Ballyroan/Abbeyleix AC

3rd Lucy Deegan, St. Abban's AC


Ballyroan/Abbeyleix AC

Portlaoise AC

St. Michael's, Portarlington AC


1st Colin Maher, Ballyfin AC

2nd Cian Kelly, St. Abban's AC

3rd Tom Lupton, Portlaoise AC 


1st St. Abban's AC

2nd Portlaoise AC

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