Letterkenny AC’s Ann Marie McGlynn has been confirmed as part of a 39-strong Irish team for the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg on December 9th.
McGlynn came second in the National Senior Cross-Country Championships yesterday in Abbotstown.
McGlynn was pipped in the final kilometre of the 8km course by Ciara Mageean.
McGlynn held off Armagh’s Fionnuala Ross to claim the silver and led Letterkenny to a team silver in the process.
McGlynn has worn the Irish vest previously: At European Cross Country Championships in 2013 (Belgrade) and 2014 (Samokov) and in the 2014 and 2017 European Team Championships.
Mageean, McGlynn and Ross are joined on the women’s senior Irish team for Tilburg by Michelle Finn, Sara Treacy and Kerry O’Flaherty.
“We’re excited about this team’s prospects for Tilburg, both in terms of making an impact here and now, but also as it’s an important stepping stone on the road to Abbottstown 2020,” Athletics Ireland High Performance Director Paul McNamara said.
“This season has demonstrated improved depth and quality in the under age categories, and as a result we’ve selected both U23 teams for the first time since 2014.
“Both U20 teams look strong and can certainly build on their solid showing in Slovakia last year.
“Some of our leading senior women are unavailable but the selected team has a lot of experience and ability and will look to make an impact, while the senior men will look to build on a very positive result last year.
“The mixed relay is an exciting addition to the squad and should be capable of adding some value to Team Ireland’s prospects”Tags: