SL2013 Teams Update after Event 8
Post date: Jul 03, 2013 10:21:29 AM
School holidays have begun and a number of our Summer League regulars were absent from this week's event at Ballyannon Wood. As a result, only 4 out of our 9 teams managed to field the 5 runners necessary to earn points for their team. (I'm not complaining - the analysis is easier this week!).
A full break-down of the scores for this week can be found here: Summer League Team Results.
The best team this week was Team East, with a team total of just 8 points. Aisling Power and family stormed around the Short course, earning -4 points (after handicap points were taken away). Hot on her heels on the Short course was Rachel Fitzgerald of SNCN, who picked up -1 point. Mark Fogarty gained 3 points for his team on the Men's Long course, and the team score was completed with 5 points each from Danny O'Hare and Clare Nuttall on the Long course. Team East have been climbing the leader-board in recent weeks and could be in contention for the title if their current form persists.
Team South-East were the next best, scoring 17 points, which is their best score since the second league event at Currabinny. Eric O'Connor had his best result of the league so far on the Men's Long course, earning his team 2 points. Next best was Jonathan Lucey with 3 points, again equalling his personal best in this year's league. Ken O'Neill, Deirdre Creedon, The Tuesdays and Helena Cogan all earned 4 points each for Team South-East. This great team score sees Team South-East close the gap significantly on the current team league leaders, Team True North, to just 5 points.
Team South-West were also in action this week, earning 24 points. Their men's Long course top seed Liam O'Brien was otherwise engaged with the Cork City Sports, but Kate Coleman took up the challenge on the Short course and scored a valuable 1 point for her team. A solid run from Elaine Sheridan on the Long course brought home 2 points. The mysterious "C1 C2 M1" was missing 2/3 of their running troupe, but nonetheless scored a personal best of 5 points, while Feargal O'Shea picked up 6 points with his best performance so far this year on the Long course. Mary Curran's 10 points completed the team's score.
The final team to score this week were league leaders True North, although with 56 points it was their worst result of the league so far and they won't be using it to make up their final team score!
So here is how the leader-board looks after 8 events. It's very close at the top and anything can happen in the remaining two events, UCC Campus on July 9th and Curragh Woods on July 23rd.