A TEAM of 20 junior Omagh Harriers athletes travelled to Antrim to compete in the Ulster Even Ages Cross Country Club Championships.
It was a very successful day for Omagh Harriers with many junior athletes competing at this level for the very first time.
First up for Omagh were Emilie-Jayne Donnelly and Anna-May McCullagh in the under-10 girls race. On their debuts, they produced very impressive performances.
Also impressive in the under-10 boys was up and coming runner, Damhan Meenagh.
There was then a brilliant team performance from Caoimhe McCusker, Lucy McCullagh, Teagan McKenna and Olivia Quinn in the under-12 girls race, while the under-12 boys team of Edward Cunningham, Lorcan Meenagh and Oran Quinn were equally impressive, with Edward being particularly delighted with his race.
Ellie Robinson and her teammates Sarah Quinn and Eimear Mitchell had a very strong under-14 girls race. They were followed up in the under-14 boys by rising star Sean Hagan, who was unfortunate to just miss out on All-Ireland qualification.
In the next race, Lauren Molloy brilliantly gained qualification for the All-Ireland Finals as she teamed up with Alana Kasey in the under-16 girls race.
The best was yet to come as Omagh under-18 girls – Sorcha Mullin, Ella Quinn, Sarah Broderick and Ellie-Jane Quinn – won team bronze. This amazing team performance has gained the Omagh Harriers girls qualification through to the All-Ireland finals Even Cross Country Championships, which will take place on Sunday, November 24.
Omagh Harriers club would like to wish all our qualifying athletes best of luck when they race the national cross country course in Abbotstown, Dublin.