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Kirwan leads them home

RAHENY'S Mark Kirwan proved the surprise winner of the 30th Patrick Bell/Nicky Phillips 5km in Bohermeen.

His time of 14 minutes 57 seconds put him just five seconds clear of Annadale's Paddy Hamilton.Peter Brandon Somba, now running in Dunboyne colours along with Lezan Kimutai, finished third.

First woman was Charlotte Kearney of Donadea in 17 minutes 41 seconds. Paula Grant of Portlaoise was second.

Kirwan, who emigrated to Melbourne, Australia some years ago, has been in good form, running 14:31.70 for 5000m last March in Melbourne.

Last October, he ran 2:23.17 at the Melbourne Marathon.

Bohermeen 5k