28 September 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Last Friday night saw the annual running of the Credit Union Streets of Monaghan 5k. The event took place around Monaghan town in ideal weather conditions. For this first time this year, the organisers introduced a juvenile 2.4 km race which proved to be a great success with close to 100 children from throughout the county taking to the streets. The overall winner of the Juvenile event was Sean Husband of Monaghan Phoenix. Trophies were awarded across 3 age groups, U.12, U.14 and U.16. Prize winners are given below.
The main event of the evening was undoubtedly the 5km race. Close to 150 athletes from all over Ireland ran in the event which is the biggest entry we have had in recent times, which is a testament to the growing number of people running in the greater Monaghan area. The race turned into a close battle between Martin Quinn of Dunleer and Simon Ryan of Raheny Shamrock AC, with Quinn finishing the strongest to claim the victory from Ryan, with Karl Kildea of Monaghan Phoenix finishing in third. The top 2 runners both ran under the magical 15 min barrier highlighting the quality of the field and the course. The quality was also present in the ladies race where Denise Toner from Clones claimed the victory with a superb run finishing in 18:06. She was followed home by Donna Evans of Monaghan Phoenix, and Barbara Murray of Donore Harriers.
The tea, sandwiches and refreshments served afterwards were superb as usual with plenty of banter and war stories being exchanged.
We would like to thank the principle and caretaker of St Louis Convent for the support and hospitality in hosting this event. The convent is a superb venue for the race and the use of the restaurant this year was very much appreciated by everyone. We would extend our gratitude to the Monaghan Credit Union for their ongoing support of this successful event. We would like to thanks the Gardai and Monaghan Red Cross for ensuring a safe race for all competitors. The volunteers, marshals, and of course the caterers also deserve a special mention, as without them giving of their time, the event would not have been possible. Finally we would like to thank the Ardaghey Community Centre, Northern Standard, Northern Sound and Vincent McQuaid for their continued support of this event, and indeed all events presented by Monaghan Phoenix Athletic Club.
Credit Union Streets of Monaghan 5k
Men Senior
1. Martin Quinn Dunleer 14:54
2. Simon Ryan Raheny Shamrock AC 14:55
3. Karl Kildea Monaghan Phoenix AC 15:50
Senior Women
1. Denise Toner Clones AC 18:06
2. Donna Evans Monaghan Phoenix AC 18:48
3. Barbara Murray Donore Harriers 19:35
Junior Men
1. Patrick Murphy Glaslough Harriers 17:42
2. Shane Brady Clones AC 17:48
Junior Women
1. Sarah Jane Flanagan Clones AC 20:26
2. Alexandra Germain Monaghan Phoenix AC 22:19
Men V2
1. Ciaran Cosgrove Muckno Triathlon Club
2. Philip Smith Baileborough AC
Men V3
1. David O’Connell Bohermeen AC
2. Gerry Kenny North East Runners
Men V4
1. John Joe Rodgers Shercock AC
2. Paul Quigley North East Runners
Men V5
1. Conor Cooney Drogheda and District
2. Vincent Craig Laragh AC
Women V1
1. AnnMarie McCleary Unattached
2. Eimear McKenna Monaghan Phoenix AC
Women V2
1. Helen McCrystal Monaghan Phoenix AC
2. Margaret Murphy Monaghan Phoenix AC
Women V3
1. Audrey Harraghey Unattached
Women V4
2. Nuala Reilly Drogheda and District

Juvenile 2.4km Race
U. 12 Girls
1. Caoimhe O’Hanlon Monaghan Phoenix
2. Caoimhe Cudden Monaghan Phoenix
3. Aine McElwaine Monaghan Phoenix
U.12 Boys
1. Lorcan O’Rourke Monaghan Phoenix
2. Andrew McKenna Glaslough Harriers
3. Darragh Hamill Clones AC
U. 14 Girls
1. Niamh Malone Monaghan Phoenix
2. Emma Geary Glaslough Harriers
3. Helen McNally Glaslough Harriers
U. 14 Boys
1. Ultan O’Rourke Monaghan Phoenix
2. Dillon Carolan Carrick Aces
3. Niall Crawley Monaghan Phoenix
U. 16 Girls
1. Amy Hamill Glaslough Harriers
2. Celine Nally Monaghan Phoenix
3 Sarah McKenna Glaslough Harriers
U. 16 Boys
1. Sean Husband Monaghan Phoenix
2. Stephen Corrigan Glaslough Harriers
3. Paul Peppard Monaghan Phoenix

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