01/10/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/10/2020 02:39
POSTED: January 10 2020
Irish U17, U20 and U23 teams will travel to compete in the Celtic International Cross Country Championship in Stirling, Scotland, this weekend. Ulster and NI will also field teams to face Wales and Scotland. The races are incorporated into the British Cross Challenge race and will feature strong competition with athletes from across Scotland and the UK involved.
Interestingly, Scotland has adopted the policy of equal distances for male and female athletes so our young athletes will face the challenge of racing over longer distances than they are used to with the u17s and ,racing over 6km and 7km courses respectively. In a year that will end with a home European Cross Country Championships, there will be strong Irish teams despite several athletes being unavailable due to college exams and others focusing on the Indoor season. Best of luck to the Irish athletes.
The teams and race information can be found here: https://www.uka.org.uk/competitions/the-british-athletics-cross-challenge/
U17 International Teams
Gara Williams MSB
Emma Landers Youghal
Avril Millerick Youghal
Amy Geoghegan Mullingar Harriers
Dara Donoghue Lucan Harriers
Joel Chambers Willowfield Harriers
Myles Hewlett United Striders
Tadgh Connolly St Senan's
U17 Development Teams
Neasa Ni Ainiféin Ennis Track
Claragh Keane DMP
Phoebe Bate Mullingar Harriers
Alice Hickey Rathfarnham
Jack McCausland City of Lisburn
David Williams St Senans
Jake Stafford Willowfield Harriers
Jack Fenlon St Abbans
U20 International Teams
Danielle Donegan Tullamore Harriers
Eimear Maher DSD
Niamh O'Mahoney An Ríocht A.C.
Una O'Brien Waterford A.C.
Shane Coffey Naas A.C
Dean Casey Ennis Track A.C.
Daniel Stone Raheny Shamrock A.C.
Miceal McCaul Unattached
U23 International Teams
Sorcha McAlister Westport A.C.
Claire Fagan Mullingar Harriers
Eilish O`Grady St. Michael's A.C.
Aoife O`Brien Westport A.C.
David McGlynn Waterford A.C.
Thomas McStay Galway City Harriers
Donal Devane Ennis Track A.C.
Daire Finn Dublin City Harriers