Jackie shines in green vest
Kilmore A.C's Jackie Carthy shone on the international stage in Santry last weekend at the British and Irish Masters cross-country championships.
On a fruitful day for the home nation, Jackie was victorious in the Irish vest, winning the W45 category and leading the Irish women's team home to victory in the process.
The Santry course was quite challenging due to the amount of rainfall in recent weeks and, with high winds to add to the difficulty, it obviously suited Jackie and the muck was no deterrent.
Following her victory in the Leinster Masters three weeks previously in Moyvalley, it was no surprise to athletics pundits in Co. Wexford that the Kilmore stalwart achieved this success.
Coach Pawel Kolesnikov, who coaches both Jackie and Niall Sheil (St. Killian's) is no doubt thrilled with the performance on the international stage.
Next weekend will see the national inter-club and even age Juveniles take to the same course in Santry Demense. Wexford will have three county teams out - boys Under-12, girls Under-12 and boys Under-14 - and will be keeping their eye on a number of hopefuls for individual medals as well as a good performance for the county squad.
Meanwhile, back on the track in Enniscorthy, the first round of the winter league saw United Striders take the lead ahead of S.B.R., with Menapians in third place after a busy afternoon.
Full results will be available on www.wexfordathletics.com during the week, with club standings after the first leg as follows: United Striders 330; S.B.R. 402; Menapians 427; D.M.P. 473; Taghmon 480; St. Paul's 481; Enniscorthy 491; Bree 534.