The starting pens for the 2014 European Cross Country Championships
13 Dec 2014

Treacherous course conditions to challenge Europe’s best in Samokov

There’s no getting around it. This will be one of the toughest championship cross country courses on record. The European Cross Country Championships in the mountain ski resort of Borovets, in the municipality of Samokov, is proving more questionable by the hour. The snow top mountains are thawing out and

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11 Dec 2014


There was a bitingly cold wind at the GloHealth National Novice and Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships but it didn’t stop over 2,000 club athletes toeing the line in Santry Demesne. Leevale’s Ben Thistlewood headed a field of close to 400 athletes in the men’s 6,000m race in 20:22

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Cullen winning the Jingle Bells 5k in December
07 Dec 2014

Cullen’s comeback has the right Jingle as Travers breaks record

Mary Cullen put 10 months of injury behind her to take a classy win at the Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5km road race in 15:38 in the Phoenix Park yesterday. Cullen came out trumps in a quality field and finished ten seconds ahead of Ciara Mageean who also ran a

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Ciara Mageean winning the national 1500m title last summer is set to take on Mary Cullen and Maria McCambridge in the Jingle Bells 5km
05 Dec 2014

Jingle Bells 5km set for cracking competition

The Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5km road race (December 6th, 11am) is set to be a classic in the Phoenix Park with Ciara Mageean, Mary Cullen and Maria McCambridge set to do battle. It will be a comeback of sorts for all three. Mary Cullen should be the favourite in

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25 Nov 2014

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

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23 Nov 2014

Pollock pips thriller as Britton dominates in Dundalk

Fionnuala Britton swept all before her at the GloHealth National Inter County Cross Country Championships in Dundalk IT sports grounds as Paul Pollock won a thrilling three-way sprint finish yesterday (November 23rd). Britton booked her spot for the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria on the 14th of December

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Brendan O'Neill on his way to victory
21 Oct 2014

XC Season up and running as Marathon Monday looms

This week, it was all about the cross country as the season got into full swing with the Autumn Open Cross Country in the Phoenix Park. Brendan O’Neill took victory in the men’s race and further down the mixed field, Fionnuala Britton showed her good form when unsurprisingly being first

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Fionnuala Britton
21 Oct 2014

O’Neill king of the park as Britton grabs headlines on mixed day

It was a mixed day at the Phoenix Park for the Autumn Cross Country international with men and women competing in tandem over 5km and 8km last Sunday. The day turned up a few surprises and talking points including the decision to have the men and women running together –

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Autumn XC Course
19 Oct 2014

All eyes on Britton as cross country kicks off in the Park

All eyes will be on Fionnuala Britton tomorrow as she returns to action at the Autumn Open Cross Country event at the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park.  The cross country season begins in earnest with athletes eager to impress as they build towards the European Cross Country Championships in

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Rathcoole School
17 Oct 2014

Rathcoole HFCS dominate Leinster Community Schools Cross

Rathcoole HFCS were a class apart at the Leinster Community Schools Cross Country Championships at the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park on Wednesday. A sea of white singlets with wine trimming was seen throughout the day with Mustafa Nasir their standout performer on the day. The Holy Family Community

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