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ChampionChip Ireland Injects Prize Fund into Senior XC


ChampionChip Ireland has announced they will be supporting the NI & Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships for the second year which will be held in Stranorlar Co. Donegal on Saturday 12th February. The closing date for enries is this Friday 4th February

A generous prize structure of over £700 will be in place with money on offer for the top 3 men and women as well as the winning team.

The premier cross country event was won last year by St. Malachy’s Gary Murray who returned from injury to dominate the field and win by 31 seconds over Omagh’s Steven Duncan followed closel in third place by Annadale’s Eddie McGinley.

The Women’s 6k title last year went to Gladys Ganiel-O’Neill, who had a close tussle for most of the race with Finn Valley’s Teresa McGloin. Ganiel-O’Neill forced the pace on the last lap to create a winning 8 seconds margin at the finish. McGloin’s second place was 11 seconds ahead of cousin Breege Connolly from North Belfast.

Glenn Grant from ChampionChip Ireland commented:
"Following on from our successful partnership on the senior championships last season with Athletics NI, we were delighted to be appointed as timer for all the age group cross country championships this season.

This compliments our sponsorship of the Seniors and Veterans championships and means we can offer high quality accurate results services to all the Athletics NI the events and help provide a financial reward to those who have trained hard to succeed”.

Entries close on Friday 4th February at 5pm, late entries will be accepted online only until Tuesday 8th February at 5pm at the late fee. Full details at www.niathletics.org

ChampionChip Ireland have invested heavily in athletics in 2010 and will continue to do so in 2011 starting off with sponsoring the popular ‘Results’ section on the Athletics NI website and continuing his sponsorship of the Officials kit.

Prize Money:
For both M&W- 1st £175, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.
Winning Team £75

(Late entries will be accepted online until Tuesday 8th February at a late fee)

[Pictured: North Down’s Roberta Dornan who plans to run the NI & Ulster Senior XC along with Glenn Grant of ChampionChip Ireland who is sponsoring the event]