David Mahon impresses at Leinster Intermediate Cross Country

The Leinster Intermediate and Masters Cross Country was held in Dunboyne on Saturday last. The programme opened with the Juvenile Cross Country Relays. Dunboyne, built on the River Tolka, is a flat sort of place and on a wet day it can be a long hard slog. This, thankfully, was a dry day and running conditions were excellent. The races all had big numbers and the general standard was high. Wexford’s top performer on the day was David Mahon of Slaney Olympic who finished 4th in the intermediate race. David burst onto the athletics scene last year and, in a very short period of time, he has become one of our top senior runners. He has shown, repeatedly, that he relishes a challenge and that he is never intimidated by more experienced runners. His club mate Denis Whelan had a strong run to finish 24th. In the masters race Ger Maloney of SBR took home gold in the M60 category finishing 59th overall. Pat Foley of Croghan was 4th in the M45 category and 24th overall with club mate Kevin Morris 9th and 49th overall. Pat O’Callaghan of United Striders left many younger athletes in his wake in placing 5th in M55.