Four local athletes named in Ireland’s European 10,000m Cup team!

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Night of 10,000m Personal Bests / European 10,000m Cup:

Today, Sunday 6th May 2018, Athletics Ireland named a strong eight person team for the upcoming European 10,000m Cup, which will be held as part of the famous Night of 10,000m Personal Bests in Highgate, London on Saturday 19th May 2018.

Local athletes Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers / Stephen Haas), Emma Mitchell (QUB AC / Eamonn Christie), Fionnuala Ross (Armagh AC / Dermot Kerr) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) have been included in the line-up.

Emma, who set a new Northern Ireland 10,000m record of 32:49 at the Commonwealth Games last month, ran an NI record at the Highgate Harriers event in 2017, when she recorded 32:51.  After the announcement, Emma expressed her delight on social media, posting, “Excited to be selected to represent Ireland at the European 10,000m Cup.”

In a similar fashion, Fionnuala also spoke of her excitement, “Can’t wait for my first visit to the #nightof10kpbs, especially since I’ll be back in the green vest with this talented bunch!”

The full Ireland team for the event is…

Hugh Armstrong Ballina AC Ray Treacy
Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers AC Jerry Kiernan
Mick Clohisey Raheny Shamrocks AC Dick Hooper
Stephen Scullion Clonliffe Harriers AC Stephen Haas
Shona Heaslip An Riocht Niamh O’Sullivan
Ann Marie McGlynn Letterkenny AC
Emma Mitchell Queens University AC Eamonn Christie
Fionnuala Ross Armagh AC Dermot Kerr

The full story is available HERE.