Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Cork runners Michelle Finn and Lizzie Lee selected for Irish Cross Country Team

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Cork runners Michelle Finn and Lizzie Lee selected for Irish Cross Country Team

Following on from their 3rd and 4th place finish at the Senior Cross Country Championships in Dublin last Sunday, Cork runners Michelle Finn (#98) and Lizzie Lee (#81) have been selected for the Irish Cross Country Team. The European Cross Country Championships will take place in the Slovak Republic in December.

Announcing the team, Athletics Ireland High Performance Director Paul McNamara said: "The European Cross Country championships are of critical importance to Irish endurance running. We have an outstanding tradition at ‘Euro Cross’ and we are certainly looking to build on that in the 2017 edition of the event. Athletes have been selected based on their preparedness to compete with the best in Europe and this team travels intent on adding to recent successes."

Team Selections
Senior Women
Shona Heaslip (An Riocht 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.)

Senior Men 
Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders A.C.), Kevin Dooney (Raheny Shamrock A.C.), Hugh Armstrong (Ballina A.C.), John Travers (Donore Harriers A.C.), Sean Tobin (Clonmel A.C.), Kevin Maunsell (Clonmel A.C.)

Under-20 Women
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.)

Under-20 Men
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.)

Under-23 Women
Bethanie Murray (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.)

Under-23 Men
Tom O’Keeffe (Kilkenny City Harriers), Eoin Strutt (Raheny Shamrock A.C.)

Photo: Gearóid Ó Laoi

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