The Ulster Cross Country Championships took place on Tuesday 11th February at Mallory Playing Fields. The weather was kind to the runners, making the ground conditions favourable for a good days racing.

Aquinas started their day with Mollie O’Hare in the Minor Girls race. She finished well in 35th position out of 120 runners. Annie Hackett represented Aquinas in the Junior Girls race. She progressed through the field comfortably. 28th position was held by Annie out of 120 runners. Later Katie O’Hare competed in the Intermediate Girls race which consists of a large number of 5th years. Katie finished 39th out of a 130 runners. Well done to the girls!

The race of the day was the Junior Boys race. Peter Gracey ran a superb race. Not only has he qualified for the All Ireland Championship in Cork on the 8th March he has also beat the Aquinas record!!! Peter is now the highest finishing competitor at the Ulster Cross Championship in Aquinas. He finished 10th at the Ulsters out of 160 runners!! Peter has replaced Michael Robinson who finished 12th in 2009 and also Christopher Kelly who finished 12th in 2010 at the Ulsters.

Congratulations and we wish Peter well on the 8th March in Cork at the All Irelands!!