O'Leary winning the Leinster schools. Image courtesy Athletics Ireland/Sportsfile
14 Feb 2015

Destination Clongowes: O’Leary looks to land schools title

Jack Corbett has joined JTG to do some interviews and first up is Jack O’Leary who won the GloHealth Leinster Schools Cross Country last weekend. Jack O’Leary was another athlete who made huge progression throughout the 2014 season. After a stellar track season which included a dominant display to win

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Derrick winning the USA XC. Image: PhotoRun
09 Feb 2015

Derrick lives childhood dream as Thweatt wins in home town at USAXC

Chris Derrick and Laura Thweatt were triumphant at the USATF Cross Country Championships at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colorado on Saturday with dominant displays. Derrick won his third straight tit;e and ran alone for the second half of the race. It was his third consecutive title and he crossed

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08 Feb 2015

Mulcaire and Carron excel at Milton Keynes Cross Challenge

Kevin Mulcaire and Isabel Carron excelled at the Cross Challenge series at Teardrop Lakes in Milton Keynes on Saturday. Ennis Track’s Kevin Mulcaire won the the junior race and is underlining his favourite tag for the GloHealth All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships. Mulcaire led the early stages of the

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Sonia O'Sullivan winning the world cross in 1998
30 Jan 2015

Sonia stands up for cross country

Double world cross country champion Sonia O’Sullivan is passionate about the values of cross country for distance running success. She was taken aback that Ireland have decided not to send a women’s team to the World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. She sent us in this piece. Sonia O’Sullivan

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Start of the Minor Boys race
22 Jan 2015

West Leinster’s School’s Cross Country Results 2015

A crisp day in the Phoenix Park saw Mount Sackville and Belvedere College run out overall winners with over a 1000 runners taking part. Pierre Murchan and Mustafe Nasir battled feriociously in the Senior Boy’s in the most high calibre race of the day.           Age Group: MINOR BOYS    2015    

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Avril Deegan leading the Leinster junior and Celtic Games. Image: Loughlin Campion
22 Jan 2015

Deegan delivers promising performance as Scots dominate Leinster & Celtic XC Champs

Avril Deegan was the surprise performer at the Leinster Cross Country and Celtic Games in Dunboyne last Sunday. The 16-year old Ballyroan Abbeyleix athlete wasn’t selected for the Irish team but put in a gutsy performance to finish fourth behind Scottish trio Gillian Black, Katherine Gillespie and Catriona Graves. She

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16 Jan 2015

Five things we learned at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country

Cathal Dennehy visited the Great Edinburgh Cross Country Festival last weekend, January 10, and wrote several pieces for RunBlogRun on the event and the super stars at this important cross country fixture.  1) Holyrood Park: a cross country course from Heaven and Hell Most athletes either love or hate this

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Reilly competing for Ireland in the steeple at the World Championships in Daegu in 2011. Image: PhotoRun
15 Jan 2015

Irish London 2012 Olympian Reilly announced as Providence women’s coach

Stephanie Reilly Added To Cross Country/Track Coaching Staff Ray Treacy names Stephanie Reilly as Providence College women’s Head Track/Assistant Cross Country Coach PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Thursday, January 15, Director of Cross Country/Track and Field Ray Treacy announced the addition of Stephanie Reilly to the Providence College Cross Country/Track coaching

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15 Jan 2015

DCU Schools Invitational Cross Country 2015

Compiled by Enda Fitzpatrick DCU Sports Grounds, 14/1/15 On a crisp January afternoon, the DCU Schools Invitational kicked off the secondary school’s 2015 cross country season at the DCU sports grounds. Despite the cold frosty weather conditions – schools travelled from far and wide to compete; with St. Kieran’s College

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Image Credit: Keith McClure photography
10 Jan 2015

Britton strikes back with second in Edinburgh

Fionnuala Britton bounced back from her disappointment at the European Cross Country Championships last month when finishing second at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country yesterday. The 30-year-old from Kilcoole finished seven seconds behind British winner Emilia Gorecka over the 6km course. Afterwards, she spoke to JumpingTheGun. Ireland’s other competitors were

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