Wick­low duo for Ir­ish team

Bray People - - SPORT -

TWO WICK­LOW girls rep­re­sented Ire­land at the In­ter­na­tional Schools Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onship in Lan­cashire last Satur­day.

14 year-old Han­nah Blake of the East Glen­dalough School in Wick­low Town and 15 year-old Emma O'Brien of Do­mini­can Col­lege Wick­low (both of whom are mem­bers of the Inc­hear Dee Ath­let­ics Club in Wick­low Town and are coached by Noreen O'Reilly) were part of the Ir­ish team that com­peted against ath­letes from across Ire­land and Bri­tain at the com­pe­ti­tion. Both girls were selected for the Ir­ish squad hav­ing ad­vanced through East Le­in­ster, Le­in­ster and Na­tional com­pe­ti­tions over the last six months.

Emma par­took in the 4.6km intermediate race, fin­ish­ing 14th out of 32 ath­letes, while Han­nah com­pleted the ju­nior race of 3.5km where she placed 20th.

Hav­ing com­pleted the cross coun­try sea­son, both girls will now be turn­ing their at­ten­tions to track and field over the com-

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