Wicklow duo for Irish team
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-