Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Irish team wins bronze at European Cross Championships in Bulgaria

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Irish team wins bronze at European Cross Championships in Bulgaria

The Irish senior womens team finished 3rd at the European Cross Country Championships in Bulgaria on Sunday the 14th of December 2014. The team finished on 87 points, just one ahead of France on 88.

L-R Siobhan O'Doherty, Sarah Treacy, Annmarie McGlynn, Michelle Finn, Laura Crowe and Fionnuala Britton

While Fionnuala Britton finished in 6th place, Sara Treacy and Michelle Finn finished a lot higher than their form might have suggested to held the Irish team secure bronze. In the end, it was all down to mere seconds. Sara Treacy was just 2 seconds ahead of a Spanish athlete while Michelle Finn of Leevale AC in Cork had the same time as a Danish athlete but finished just ahead of her.....fractions of a second but all important. The fourth scoring member of the team was the captain Annmarie McGlynn. Siobhan O'Doherty of Borrisokane AC in Tipp and Laura Crowe of An Rioght AC in Kerry made up the 6 in the bronze medal team.

The results of the senior womens race can be seen HERE

Full results of all race HERE

Post race interview of Fionnuala Britton...

The highlights are available to watch on the RTE player service for 3 weeks HERE

1) James Veale of West Waterford AC has a large number of photos on the WWAC website....Junior men & women... U23 men & women... Senior men & women...

Photos from James Veale of West Waterford AC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Super running! Well done girls, and nice to see the official who gave them the medals was Liam Hennessy, Tipperary.