Women’s Team win Anglo Celtic Plate for the 1st time in it’s 26 year history


Olympian Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny AC) led the Ireland Women’s Team to a first ever victory in the 26 year history of the Anglo Celtic Plate with a record breaking time of 7:43:01.  This beats the previous Irish record of 7:52:45 set by Helena Crossan (Inishowen Athletics) in Winschoten back in 2007. 

Team Ireland Women.

  • Caitriona Jennings – Letterkenny AC
  • Sorcha Loughnanne – Donore Harriers
  • Patricia McLoughlin – Le Cheile AC
  • Lorraine McMahon – Wexford Marathon Club
  • Sinead Kane – Le Cheile AC


  • Aoife Lyons – Gowran AC.


In the Men’s race Scotland dominated with the top 3 finishers and Northern Ireland finished in second place.  Ireland’s A Team only had 2 athletes finishing with 3 needed to score.

Team Ireland Men A

  • Stephen Connon – Brothers Pearse
  • Aidan Hogan – Rising Sun AC
  • Padraig Mullins -St Finbars AC –
  • Barry Minnock – Rathfarnham WSAF
  • Matthew Collins – Portmarnock AC

Team Ireland Men B

  • Dave O’Keeffe – Togher AC
  • Mick Fox – Armagh AC
  • Barry McCarroll -Slieve Gullion Runners –
  • Karl Fitzgerald – Le Cheile AC
  • Ed McGroarty – Lifford / Strabane AC


  • Keith Russell – Navan AC


The Anglo Celtic Plate was hosted by the Donadea 50k & 100K and it was also the National Championships.  In the 100K race Catriona Jennings claimed the Irish National 100K title with Gareth King from the Northern Ireland Team finishing first in the Men’s race with a new Northern Ireland 100k record of 7:12:30


100K National Championship Results


  1. Caitriona Jennings - 7:43.01 (Letterkenny AC)
  2. Karla Borland - 8:30.41 (Team NI)
  3. Deirdre Martin - 8:44.15 (Carrick Aces)


  1. Gareth King - 7:12.30 (Team NI)
  2. Stephen Connon - 7:45.03 (Bros Pearse)
  3. Dave O’Keeffe - 7:48.39 (Togher AC)

The Irish National 50K title went to Olympian Sean Hehir (2:54:07) with Derdrie Lynn taking the women’s title (3:56:33).


50K National Championship Results


  1. Sean Hehir - 2:54:07 (Metro St Brigid’s AC)
  2. Johnny O’Sullivan - 3:31.59 (Galtee Runners AC)
  3. Liam Ryan - 3:34.46 (Carrick Aces)


  1. Deirdre Lynn - 3:56.33 (Marathon Club of Ireland)
  2. Catherine O’Sullivan - 4:15.37 (Galtee Runners AC)
  3. Laura Byrnes - 4:35.21 (Clane AC)


Anglo Celtic Plate Team Results


  1. Scotland
  2. Northern Ireland


  1. Ireland
  2. Scotland
  3. Northern Ireland

The Anglo Celtic Plate organising committee would like to acknowledge the assistance of Pop up Races and in particular Anthony Lee and the Donadea 50K / 100K for hosting the event.  Thanks also to the members and committee of Le Cheile AC for helping with the logistics and expenses involved with the transportation of athletes to the venue on race day.

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