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Four local athletes named in Irelands European 10,000m Cup team

16 May 2018

Four local athletes named in Irelands European 10,000m Cup team

Four local athletes have been named in a strong Athletics Ireland team for this weekend’s European 10,000m Cup, which will be held as part of the famous Night of 10,000m Personal Bests in Highgate, London (Saturday 19th May 2018).

Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers / Stephen Haas), Emma Mitchell (QUB AC / Eamonn Christie), Fionnuala Ross (Armagh AC / Dermot Kerr) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) have been included in the line-up.

Emma, who set a new Northern Ireland 10,000m record of 32:49 at the Commonwealth Games last month, ran an NI record at the Highgate Harriers event in 2017, when she recorded 32:51.  After the announcement, Emma expressed her delight on social media, posting, “Excited to be selected to represent Ireland at the European 10,000m Cup.”

In a similar fashion, Fionnuala also spoke of her excitement, “Can’t wait for my first visit to the #nightof10kpbs, especially since I’ll be back in the green vest with this talented bunch!”

The full Ireland team for the event is…

Hugh Armstrong

Ballina AC

Ray Treacy

Sergiu Ciobanu

Clonliffe Harriers AC

Jerry Kiernan

Mick Clohisey

Raheny Shamrocks AC

Dick Hooper

Stephen Scullion

Clonliffe Harriers AC

Stephen Haas

 

Shona Heaslip

An Riocht

Niamh O’Sullivan

Ann Marie McGlynn

Letterkenny AC

 

Emma Mitchell

Queens University AC

Eamonn Christie

Fionnuala Ross

Armagh AC

Dermot Kerr

The full story is available HERE.