The North Connacht Secondary Schools Cross Country was held in very challenging cold and wet conditions last Sunday on the grounds of Moyne Community School.
Entries for the Provincial school qualifier appeared well down since the event was held outside school hours.
Only the heartiest of runners came to the starting line to secure their place going forward for the Connacht Schools finals that will be held later this month in Loughrea, Co Galway.
Longford was represented in five of the eight races as follows:
Minor Girls U-14 1500m: Caoimhe Crossan, Cnoc Mhuire, Granard; Amy Finnegan, Longford Convent; Kaela Brady, Moyne Community School.
Minor Boys U-14 2000m; Nathan Maher, Moyne Community School.
Junior Girls U-15 1500m: Kate Hagan- 1st place, Moyne Community School; Siog Reilly, Moyne Community School; Aisling Lane, Mercy Ballymahon.
Junior Boys U-15 2500m James Miney, Moyne Community School.
Inter Boys U-17 4K: Jack Gallagher, Mercy Ballymahon; Aidan O’Boyle, St. Mel’s College.