2022 Home Countries International Cross-Country NI & Ulster Team Announcement!

04 November 2022

2022 Home Countries International Cross-Country NI & Ulster Team Announcement!

The Northern Ireland and Ulster Teams for the Home Countries International Cross-Country 2022 has been announced.

Many congratulations to the 14 athletes who have been selected to represent Northern Ireland and Ulster in the 2022 Home Countries International Cross-Country, which will take place in Milton Keynes on 12th November 2022.


Senior Men

Senior Women

Eskander Turki (Annadale Striders)

Finn McNally (North Belfast Harriers)

Craig McMeechan (North Down AC)

Andrew Milligan (North Belfast Harriers)


Grace Carson (Mid Ulster AC/Loughborough Uni)

Hannah Gilliland (Annadale Striders)

Rebekah Osborne (Dromore AC)


U20 Men

U20 Women

Matthew Lavery (North Belfast Harriers)

Luke Kelly (CNDR Track Club)

Oisin Toye (Finn Valley)

Kyle Thompson (Loughview AC)

Amy Greene (Finn Valley)

Marianne Doherty (Lagan Valley AC)

Anna Gardiner (East Down AC)


The Senior Women’s team is comprised of Grace Carson, who recently had a great result at the Autumn Open Cross-Country in Dublin finishing second. She will be joined by Annadale Striders, Hannah Gilliland and Dromore’s Rebekah Osborne. Both will be making their NI & Ulster senior Cross-Country debuts after impressive performances at the Bobby Rea International.


A strong Senior men’s team brings together once again Annadale Strider, Eskander Turki and North Down’s Craig McMeechan who both had top 5 finishes at the Bobby Rea International. They are joined by Finn McNally and Andrew Milligan, both of North Belfast Harriers. Finn’s last NI & Ulster representation came at the Northern Ireland International Cross-Country in January this year. Andrew once again pulls on the NI & Ulster vest at a time where he is showing great form, notably winning the prestigious Leeds Abbey Dash 10k in a time of 29.22.


Both U20 teams are strong with all athletes finishing strongly in their respective races at the Bobby Rea International and NI & Ulster Even Age Group Championships. Amy Greene was the winner of the U20 race with Marianne Doherty in 2nd place. They are joined by Anna Gardiner who won the U18 race.


Matthew Lavery was 3rd U20 finisher at the Bobby Rea which was combined with the Senior Race, finishing 9th overall, closely followed by Luke Kelly and Oisin Toye in 12th and 16th overall respectfully. Completing the team is runner up in the U18 race Kyle Thompson of Loughview AC.


Announcing the team, Athletics NI’s Performance Lead, Tom Reynolds, said: ‘’We are happy to announce talented Senior and Junior (U20) teams for this year’s Home Countries International in Milton Keynes. We are really looking forward to seeing our athletes put on strong performances and take on the other home nations in what promises to be a highly competitive event!”