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  • Record-breaker Fionnuala leads Irish entries for Euro Cross

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  • Irish Life Health National Senior & Juvenile Even Age Championships 2017

Record-breaker Fionnuala leads Irish entries for Euro Cross

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Record-breaker Fionnuala leads Irish entries

27 athletes have been selected for the 2017 European Cross Country Championships to be held in Samorin, Slovakia on December 10th where Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) will make a record-breaking 15th appearance.

McCormack is a two-time European Cross Country champion and was fifth last year in Chia, Italy. She will look to lead a strong team challenge for the senior women.

Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) won the 10,000m Irish Life Health cross country title yesterday and will head the senior men’s team.

High Performance Director Paul McNamara said: “The European Cross Country championships are of critical importance to Irish endurance running. We have an outstanding tradition at ‘Euro Cross’ and we are certainly looking to build on that in the 2017 edition of the event. Athletes have been selected based on their preparedness to compete with the best in Europe and this team travels intent on adding to recent successes”.

Team Selections

Age Category  Athlete Club  Coach
U20 Women 

Laura Nicholson

Bandon A.C

Steve Macklin
U20 Women  Stephanie Cotter  West Muskerry A.C.  
U20 Women 

Jodie McCann 

Dundrum South Dublin A.C.

Clark McCann
U20 Women 

Fian Sweeney 

Dublin City Harriers A.C. 

 
U20 Women 

Sophie Murphy

Dundrum South Dublin A.C.

Ricardo Santos 
U20 Women 

Fiona Everard

Bandon A.C

Ronan Duggan
U20 Men 

Craig McMeechan 

North Down A.C.

Francis March
U20 Men 

Brian Fay  

Raheny Shamrock A.C.

Feidhlim Kelly
U20 Men 

Charlie O'Donovan 

Leevale A.C.

Ken Nason
U20 Men 

Fearghal Curtin 

Youghal A.C.

Jim Stintzi
U20 Men 

James Edgar 

City of Lisburn A.C.

Heather Ardis
U20 Men 

Darragh McElhinney 

Bantry A.C. 

Steve Macklin
U23 Women 

Bethanie Murray 

Dundrum South Dublin A.C.

Kyle Bennett
U23 Men 

Tom O’Keeffe 

Kilkenny City Harriers

Emmet Dunleavy
U23 Men 

Eoin Strutt 

Raheny Shamrock A.C.

Feidhlim Kelly
Senior Women 

Shona Heaslip 

An Riocht A.C.

Niamh O'Sullivan
Senior Women

Kerry O'Flaherty 

Newcastle & District A.C.

Richard Rodgers
Senior Women

Michelle Finn  

Leevale A.C.

Donie Walsh
Senior Women

Lizzie Lee 

Leevale A.C.

Donie Walsh
Senior Women

Fionnuala Ross 

Armagh A.C

Dermot Kerr
Senior Women

Fionnuala McCormack 

Kilcoole A.C.

Alan McCormack
Senior Men 

Paul Pollock 

Annadale Striders A.C.

Andy Hobdell 
Senior Men 

Kevin Dooney 

Raheny Shamrock A.C

Jerry Kiernan
Senior Men 

Hugh Armstrong 

Ballina A.C.

Ray Treacy
Senior Men 

John Travers 

Donore Harriers A.C.

Jerry Kiernan
Senior Men 

Sean Tobin

Clonmel A.C. Ryan Vanhoy
Senior Men 

Kevin Maunsell 

Clonmel A.C. James Sullivan

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