Big entries for National Novice and Uneven Ages


Big numbers set for Dundalk IT

There will be big numbers once again at the Irish Life Health National Novice and Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT on Sunday (December 11).

While the upper elite section of Irish cross country running compete at the Europeans in Italy there will be a stampede en masse in Dundalk.

The Novice, as per title, is regarded as the most inclusive day of cross country running mixing an array of abilities.

Clonliffe Harriers have a strong men’s team including Cathal Doyle, Ian Guiden and Richard Owens. Michael Carey (Clonmel) should be up in individual contention. 

DSD also have a strong team in the 6,000m race including Patrick MacGabhann and Killian Mooney. Another interesting entry is European Junior 1500m finalist Andrew Coscoran (Star of the Sea).

The women’s 4,000m race has a number of competitive Dublin clubs along with Letterkenny and Leevale who will be battling it out for team honours.

Eadoin O’Reilly (Annalee) has been in form in Ulster while Lauren Dermody (Castlecomer) will be another looking to feature prominently.

Clonliffe Harriers have a big squad, as do Crusaders which includes 800m specialist Mary Horgan and Orla Kennedy. Donore Harriers have Barbara Murray leading their ranks while Dublin City Harriers also have strength in numbers with Alison Armstrong.

Super vet Denise Toner (Clones) will be looking to make her mark individually as will Sarah Fitzpatrick (DSD) and Elizabeth Carr (Mullingar Harriers) was third U23 at the National Cross Country in Abbotstown.  

The juveniles will also take centre stage and all races will be chipped along with numbers having their name on them.

An important point to note is to go to the chip activation tent once you check in and not directly before your event.  

For provisional Juvenile entries click HERE

For provisional Novice entries click HERE

For course map and travel information click HERE

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