Team Ireland SIAB International Cross Country


This Saturday, 26th March 2022, a team of 40 athletes from schools across the country will represent Ireland as they compete at the SIAB International Cross Country Competition in Wales. They will be taking on the top cross-country runners from English, Scottish and Welsh Schools.  

The SIAB International Cross Country Competition has seen many of Ireland’s top athletes pass through its finish lines, such as in 2009, World Indoor Championship finalist Sarah Lavin.  

The 2022 SIAB International Cross Country competition hosts athletes such as sisters Lucy and Jodi Foster of Down High School, and Clare Brothers Peter and Simon Farrell of St Flannan’s College Ennis, making this one of the rare teams where siblings represent their country together. 


In the Junior Competition Eavann Duff (Loreto Clonmel), Jamie Wallace (Colaiste Mhuire, Mullingar) and Isa Marie McCarron (Our Ladys & St Patricks College, Knock) will all compete.  

Duffy crossed the Junior Girls Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross Country Championships finish line first, at the start of this month. She will join Katie Ella McKittrick (Sullivan Upper School Belfast), Liam Morris (Colaister Cholliain Dublin) and Seamus O’Donoghue (Pobailscoil Inbhear Kenmare) in the Mixed Junior Relay.  

Wallace will take to the 4KM Course this weekend after winning the Junior Boys across the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships Individual competition last month.  

McCarron won the Ulster Schools Cross Country Championships last month and will be one to watch this weekend as she competes on the 3KM course.  


The Intermediate competition hosts a range of strong cross-country talent such as Nicole Dinan (St. Angela's Cork), Peter Farrell (St Flannan’s College, Ennis), and Oscar Legge (St Andrew's College, Dublin). 

Dinan crossed the finish line of the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross Country in second position and first for her school this month. 

Farrell won the Intermediate Boys Irish Life Health Munster's Schools Cross Country Competition this month, ahead making his debut on the 6KM competition course.  

Legge was in the Top 10 of this year's Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Cross Country and will join Caoimhe Kilmurray (Loreto Mullingar), Poppy Hastings (Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt) and Caolan McFadden (Loreto CS Milford) in the Intermediate Mixed Relay.  


The competition gets underway from 10:30am, this competition is not Live Streamed.  

Timetable & Course: HERE 

Full Team: 

First Name  Last Name  School Age Group
Niamh Garvey Killina Presentation S.S  Junior Girls
Isa Marie  McCarron Our Ladys & St Patricks College, Knock  Junior Girls
Emily  Bolton Mount Sackville, Dublin Junior Girls
Eimear  Cooney  Sacred Heart, Drogheda   Junior Girls
Isabel Cuffe Lucan Community College  Junior Girls
Dearbhla Allen St. Marys, Dundalk  Junior Girls
Cora Scullion Loreto Grammar, Omagh  Junior Girls
Jodi Foster Down High School, Downpatrick   Junior Girls
Eavann Duffy Loreto, Clonmel  Mixed Junior Relay
Katie Ella  McKittrick Sullivan Upper School, Belfast  Mixed Junior Relay
Lucy Foster Down High School, Downpatrick   Inter Girls 
Clodagh Gill St. Marys, Ballina Inter Girls
Nicola  Dinan St. Angela's, Cork  Inter Girls
Caitlin Hughes  St. Louis C.S, Kiltimagh  Inter Girls
Hannah Wade Thornhill College, Derry  Inter Girls
Eimear  Hughes St. Joseph's, Castlebar  Inter Girls
Hazel Hughes Our Ladys S.S, Castleblaney  Inter Girls
Holly O'Breins St. Andrew's College, Dublin  Inter Girls
Caoimhe  Kilmurray Loreto, Mullingar  Mixed Inter Relay
Poppy Hastings  Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt  Mixed Inter Relay
Sean Corry St. Michael's College, Enniskillen  Junior Boys
Jamie Wallace Colaiste Mhuire, Mullingar  Junior Boys
Rhys Johnson Pipers Hill College, Naas  Junior Boys
Eamon Coyle CBS Roscommon  Junior Boys
Leo  Murray Douglas Community School, Cork  Junior Boys
Declan O'Connell Clarin College, Athenry  Junior Boys
Simon Farrell St. Flannans College, Ennis  Junior Boys
Tiaran McManus St. Michael's College, Enniskillen  Junior Boys
Liam Morris Colaiste Chilliain, Dublin  Mixed Junior Relay
Seamus O'Donoghue Pobailscoil Inbhear,  Kenmare  Mixed Junior Relay
Lughaidh Mallon Rathmore Grammar School, Belfast  Inter Boys
Peter Farrell St. Flannans College, Ennis  Inter Boys
Cormac Dixon Holy Family C.S, Rathcoole  Inter Boys
Darragh Mulrooney Jesus & Mary S.S, Enniscrone  Inter Boys
Gerard Dunne Kilrusch Community School  Inter Boys
Billy  Coogan Kilkenny C.B.S.  Inter Boys
Francis Donoghue Summerhill College, Sligo  Inter Boys
Oliver Hopkins St. Declan's College, Dublin  Inter Boys
Oscar Legge St Andrew's College, Dublin Mixed Inter Relay
Caolan McFadden Loreto C.S. Milford   Mixed Inter Relay 

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