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Cullen to Compete in Antrim IAAF Cross Country International


From Athletics Ireland
Athletics Ireland will have a number of Elite athletes competing in the Antrim IAAF Cross Country International on Saturday 23rd January at the Greenmount Campus, Antrim.

European Indoor bronze medallist Mary Cullen, Fionnuala Britton and Deidre Byrne and Hazel Murphy will compete in the Women’s 5.6km. Mick Clohisey will line-up in the Men’s event. This IAAF event is organised and promoted by Athletics Northern Ireland and sponsored by Antrim Borough Council and McCain’s.

Sligo’s Cullen is determined to make amends for her disappointing 12th place finish in last month’s SPAR European Cross Country Championships before a home crowd at Santry in Dublin. This run was particularly frustrating as her previous form clearly showed her medal potential.

Athletics Ireland will also have athletes competing in the Celtic Cross Country which is included as part of the programme at the Antrim IAAF Cross Country International. This is an important development race for our emerging U23, Junior and U17 athletes providing them with top-class international opposition from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Team includes some of the athletes who competed in the European Cross Country Championships in Dublin in December including Michael Mulhare who finished 18th in the Men’s U/23 category. In the Women’s U/23 Bryony Treston and Maria Walsh are included in the Irish after both producing credible performances in Santry.

IAAF Cross Country International in Antrim

Senior Men
Mick Clohisey Raheny Shamrock’s AC

Senior Women
Mary Cullen North Sligo AC
Deirdre Byrne Sli Cualann AC
Fionnuala Britton Sli Cualann AC
Hazel Murphy Dundrum South Dublin AC

Celtic Cross Country Teams
U23 Men
Michael Mulhare North Laois A.C.
Liam Tremble Metro / St Brigids A.C.
Robert Corbally Dundrum South Dublin A.C.
Barry Donovan Leevale A.C.

Junior Men
Ryan Creech Leevale A.C.
Emmet Jennings Dundrum South Dublin A.C.
John Travers Donore Harriers
Liam Brady Tullamore Harriers

Boys Under 17 (A)
Shane Fitzsimons Mullingar Harriers A.C. Westmeath
Sean Tobin Clonmel A.C. Tipperary
Ian Hartnett Togher A.C. Cork
James Maher KCH A.C Kilkenny

Boys Under 17 (B)
Graham Power St. L. O’Toole A.C. Carlow
Anthony Chambers Westport A.C. Mayo
Daniel Lawlor St. L. O’Toole A.C. Carlow
Thomas Lynn Mullingar Harriers A.C. Westmeath

U23 Women
Bryony Treston Dundrum South Dublin A.C.
Maria Walsh Dundrum South Dublin A.C.
Becky Woods Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
Orla Timmins Star of the Sea A.C.

Junior Women
Mary Mulhare North Laois A.C.
Niamh Denny Dundrum South Dublin A.C.
Fiona McKenna Dundrum South Dublin A.C.
Orlagh Farmer Midleton A.C.

Girls Under 17 (A)
Amy O’Donoghue Limerick Emerald A.C.
Sophia O’Cleirigh-Buttner Dundrum South Dublin A.C.
Ciara Hewson Mullingar Harriers A.C.
Kate Veale West Waterford A.C.

Girls Under 17 (B)
Mary Ellen Doyle Gowran A.C.
Niamh Markham Ennis Track A.C.
Lorraine Daly Mullingar Harriers A.C.
Aoife Keyes Templeogue A.C.