Desmond Casey runs today (Sunday) in the Cork team for the Munster Senior Cross Country Championships which will take place on Sunday next in Carraig na bhFear.
Cork Teams are on the Leevale AC website
Update Monday 18/Jan: 6th for Desmond, and 1st in the team competition with Cork.
Munster Cross County Championships, Carraig na bnFear, Co Cork
Senior Men, 10km: 1 R Chesser (Ennis TC) 33:46; 2 B MacMahon (Clonliffe) 34:24; 3 L Reale (Limerick) 34:25; 4 S McGrath (East Cork) 35:18; 5 J McCarthy (East Cork) 35:42; 6 D Casey (Millstreet) 35:46; 7 L Debela (Limerick) 35:50; 8 C Murphy (Iveragh) 36:01; 9 B McGinley (Ennis TC) 36:20; 10 R Zakis (West Waterford) 36:57. Team: 1 East Cork (4,5,15,23) 47; 2 Limerick (3,7,13,25) 48; 3 Ennis TC (1,9,24,28) 62; 4 Togher 78; 5 Leevale 117; 6 Thurles Crokes 138. County: 1 Cork 43; 2 Limerick 90; 3 Clare 124.
In the fields of Claraghatlea North far north and far away
The migrant redwings chirping in the dawning cold and gray
And the salmon swim upstream to spawn as yesterday’s flood goes down
In the river known as Finnow within sight of Millstreet Town
On a wintery sort of morning with a high of four degrees
The wind from Clara mountain soughs in the windswept trees
The birds of song are silent on the wind ravaged hedgerow
And on the leafless beech tree the ill famed grey backed crow
One disliked by sheep farmers who lives by Nature’s law
Birds that are recognizable by the harshness of their caw
In weather that is chilly quite cold enough to snow
A cold wind from Clara mountain across the old fields blow
And the cattle in the farm shed are bellowing for hay
Far north in old Duhallow from this Land far away.
by Francis Duggan
RAIL passengers travelling to Kerry on Sunday night (10th Jan) endured a nightmare journey home when engine failure caused the final service of the day to be almost five hours late arriving in Tralee. This was the evening of the snow and cold.
Commuters found themselves stranded between Millstreet and Rathmore for over two hours on an Intercity train with intermittent heat and lighting, when the 7.10pm service developed engine problems shortly after leaving Mallow Train Station.
The train eventually arrived at Tralee at 3.47am on Monday morning, fully four hours and 42 minutes late for a journey scheduled to last three hours and 55 minutes.
The Kingdom newspaper carries the full article