The Munster Cross Country Championships were held in Clarecastle, Co. Clare on Sunday 22nd October, after all the rain recently the course was a true endurance test for all athletes. Heather McCarthy was an excellent 8th in girls U.10 winning a bronze individual medal as well a gold with Cork in the inter-county competition, Rhia McCarthy also had a great placing of 31st out of the over 150 competitors. Keith McCarthy was 32nd of the 130 athletes in the boys U.12 2000 meters race. Maeve O’Neill also had a double medal success with an individual bronze in 11th place and gold with Cork in girls U.14 3000 meters and she will compete as part of Cork and Munster teams at the All Ireland in Dublin in November. Aife O’Neill was 42nd in girls U.16 4,000 meters and she was also selected for the All Irelands as part of the Cork team.