Athletics Ireland has named a team of 27 athletes to compete at the 2017 European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia, on December 10th.
Kilcoole runner Fionnuala McCormack, a two-time European Cross Country champion, will make a record-breaking 15th appearance at the championships.
The 33 year-old Wicklow native will lead a strong senior women’s team, while Paul Pollock of Annadale Striders, who recently won the Irish Life Health senior men’s title, will head the senior men’s team.
Ireland will also be represented in both the Women’s and Men’s U20 races as well as the Women’s U23 and Men’s U23 races.
Laura Nicholson (Bandon A.C.), Stephanie Cotter (West Muskerry A.C.), Jodie McCann (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.), Fian Sweeney (Dublin City Harriers A.C.), Sophie Murphy (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.), Fiona Everard (Bandon A.C.).
Craig McMeechan (North Down A.C.), Brian Fay (Raheny Shamrock A.C.), Charlie O’Donovan (Leevale A.C.), Fearghal Curtin (Youghal A.C.), James Edgar (City of Lisburn A.C.), Darragh McElhinney (Bantry A.C.).
Bethanie Murray (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.).
Tom O’Keeffe (Kilkenny City Harriers), Eoin Strutt (Raheny Shamrock A.C.).
Shona Heaslip (An Ríocht A.C.), Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle & District A.C.), Michelle Finn (Leevale A.C.), Lizzie Lee (Leevale A.C.), Fionnuala Ross (Armagh A.C), Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole A.C.).
Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders A.C.), Kevin Dooney (Raheny Shamrock A.C.), Hugh Armstrong (Ballina A.C.), John Travers (Donore Harriers A.C.), Seán Tobin (Clonmel A.C.), Kevin Maunsell (Clonmel A.C.).