Wick­low trio on Ir­ish team

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THREE WICK­LOW based ath­letes have been named on the Ath­let­ics Ire­land team that will be tak­ing part in the Euro­pean Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships in Brus­sels on De­cem­ber 14.

The Wick­low con­tin­gent is headed by Sli Cualann’s Fion­nu­ala Brit­ton from Brit­tas Bay and his is joined by club­mates Deirdre Byrne, Ark­low, and Tara Jame­son, who is a promis­ing and up and com­ing young ath­lete.

It seems that Fion­nu­ala Brit­ton has re­cov­ery suf­fi­ciently from the stress fac­tor in her foot that kept her out of last week’s na­tional in­tercoun­ties cross coun­try cham­pi­onships and which put her Euro­pean par­tic­i­pa­tion in some doubt.

Pend­ing a fit­ness test be­fore the Euro­peans, DCU stu­dent Fion­nu­ala will lead the se­nior women’s team and she will be aim­ing for a podium po­si­tion hav­ing placed sev­enth in the Euro­pean’s last year.

Ark­low’s Deirdre Byrne is also run­ning with the se­nior women’s team and can be re­lied on to give it her all and put in a strong per­for­mance. Dei­dre nar­rowly missed out on qual­i­fy­ing for the Bei­jing Olympics ear­lier this sum­mer.

Promis­ing Tara Jame­son is com­pet­ing for the ju­nior women and will also be hop­ing for a strong per­for­mance to fur­ther her ath­letic ca­reer.

Ir­ish team man­ager Anne Keenan Buck­ley said ‘we have good strength and depth across all the teams for this year’s Euro­peans and I think we can look for­ward to some im­pres­sive per­for­mances and the pos­si­bil­ity of medals’.

Fion­nu­ala Brit­ton

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