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Irish schools cross team set for Wales test


Irish schools cross team set for Wales test

The SIAB Cross Country International will take place at Margam Park near Port Talbot tomorrow (March 25) with strong Irish teams in contention.

The SIAB races will host competition between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the junior and intermediate age groups.

The fields will be strong including national schools champions from each of the nations where Sarah Healy (Holy Child Killiney) will lead the intermediate girls team against Olivia Mason for England, Cera Gemmell for Scotland and Mia Roberts for Wales.

Aimee Hayde (St Mary’s Newport) and Sean Donoghue (St Declan’s Cabra) will lead the junior teams with Darragh McElhinney (Colaiste Pobail, Bheanntrai) starring for the intermediates. McElhinney won the 1500m on the track at the SIAB schools international and will be looking for another strong showing.

With eight runners per team there will be 32 Irish athletes in action in Wales with weather conditions much improved from midweek. This is good reward for a long cross country season before transitioning to the track in their zones and districts in the coming weeks.

Course and event details are HERE


Junior Girls          First Name          Surname              School

1              Aimee   Hayde   St. Mary's, Newport

2              Amelia Kane      Strathearn, Belfast

3              Neasa   Reilly     St. Vincents, Dundalk

4              Aine       Kirwan  Loreto Kilkenny

5              Beatrice               Drummond         Athlone Community College

6              Libby     Maloney Assumption Grammar Sch, B'Hinch

7              Shannon Cotter                Coachford College, Cork

8              Aela Stewart      Lumen Christi, Derry


Inter Girls            First Name          Surname              School

1              Sarah     Healy     Holy Child Killiney

2              Laura     Hayes    Loreto Fermoy

3              Annie    McEvoy                Loreto Kilkenny

4              Niamh   Carr        Loreto Coleraine

5              Danielle                Donegan              Sacred Heart, Tullamore

6              Aisling   Mohan Mount Sackville, Dublin

7              Niamh   Heaney                Dean Maguire College

8              Ciara      O'Rawe                Dominicain College, Belfast                                        

Junior Boys         First Name          Surname              School

1              Sean      Donoghue           St. Declans C.B.S.

2              Seanie  Dalton   Malahide Community School

3              Matthew             Whelan                Naas C.B.S.

4              Michael                Morgan                Summerhill College, Sligo

5              Joseph Wynne Haynes Armagh Royal School

6              Cillian    Jordan  Colaiste Einde, Galway

7              Daragh  Carter   Mount Temple, Dublin

8              Sean      McGinley             St. Eunans College, Letterkenny


Inter Boys           First Name          Surname              School

1              Darragh                McElhinney       Colaiste Pobail, Bheanntrai

2              Keelan  Kilrehil  Colaiste Iascaigh, Sligo

3              Shay      McEvoy                St. Kierans College, Kilkenny

4              Shane   Coffey  Naas C.B.S.

5              Jake       McCarthy            Pobailscoil na Trionoide, Youghal

6              Thomas                Devaney             St. Geralds Castlebar

7              Thomas                Connelly              C.B.S. Cork

8              Christopher        O'Reilly Douglas Community School

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