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Dundalk Delivers; Pollock and Britton prevail

This week, it was all about the Intercounties Cross Country Championships, and we were treated to a superb day of competition as Fionnuala Britton destroyed the women’s race for her fifth title and Paul Pollock edged a thriller in the men’s race to take his second.

The course in Dundalk was perfectly laid out, both for athletes and spectators, and from juvenile to senior, we run the rule over who flopped and who flourished on the biggest day of the season. We also look ahead to next month’s European Cross Country, and ask whether the performances seen on Sunday give us reason for hope, or cause for concern.

Stateside, Irish athletes were in flying form at the NCAA Cross Country, and we review all the action from a windy day in Terre Haute.

It’s also time to look back this week. With AAI hosting their annual awards, we offer our unwanted opinions on who we think should win in each category. Finally, we explain why all of Irish athletics, and one athlete in particular, now has a great reason to celebrate.

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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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