The Kilsheelan 10-mile road race took place in warm conditions on St Patrick’s Day, and it was great to see the Club well represented in this event. Right from the start, Paul Minogue set a strong pace over a very familiar route and soon opened a lead on the chasing pack inside the first mile. He maintained that strong tempo over the rest of the distance to win very convincingly in 54 mins 53 secs, brilliant running by Paul. It is great to see him back running well again with the County Senior on the horizon on March 27th in Dundrum. Then we had Hannah Steeds also running a brilliant race. On her debut over this route Hannah went out at a strong pace and made every stride a winning one when winning the women’s race in a very impressive time of 61 mins 39 secs, a new course record, well inside the old record of 63 mins 39 secs. Then we had Conor Fleming also running very well when finishing 7th in 61:46 to win the over 50 award impressively. Angela McCann also ran very well when finishing 2nd woman in 63 mins 38 secs. We also saw impressive performances from Michael Moloney 2nd over 40 in 67:49 and Eddy O Donoghue 12th in 68:01, Niall Murphy 16th in 70:11, Anthony Power 1st over 60 in a very good time of 71:01, Sean O Dea 20th in 71:45, Aisling English 5th woman in 74:26, Kenny Brett 30th in 76:43, Michelle Doherty 33rd in 78:22, Amy McDonnell 35th in 78:50, Jennifer Quinlan 36th in 79:06, Michael Doocey 44th in 81:29, Ian Patterson 45th in 81:53, Pat Walsh 47th in 82:13, Nicola Maunsell 1st over 50 in 82:13, Marina Quinlan 49th in 82:45, Caroline O Donoghue 52nd in 83:40, Sinead Kennedy 2nd over 50 in 88:15, John Laste race walking the distance and getting under 90 minutes when finishing in 88 mins 56 secs, Grainne O Malley 69th in 94:01, Brian Tyrrell 74th in 95:46, Sareen Walsh 76th in 96:55, Sarah Whelan 77th in 96:55, Mellissa McCarthy 81st in 97:53 and Marion O Neill 91st in 105:42.