BRITISH and IRISH MASTERS and NATIONAL INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY

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With nothing happening on the local front at the weekend interest was centred on the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country Championships in Nottingham on Saturday and the National Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Dundalk on Sunday, doubling as the official trails for Ireland’s teams at next month’s European Championships in Bulgaria. Continue reading

McCONNELL SHIELD AT BALLYCLARE

A beautiful sunny Saturday morning in November last year was replaced this time by continuous rainfall for the 80th running of the McConnell Shield cross country race, the 4th fixture in the League competition. Despite the weather record numbers turned out and it could truly be said that the League has come to life with high quality runners in both races and competitive battles in every part of the field. Points are awarded based on the team’s 4 best placed runners but with bonus points on offer for up to 12 finishers, even the lowliest can make a difference.
East Down fielded a strong squad, turning out 12 runners for the first time this season as did Newcastle AC who lead the League and are running out of their skins at the moment.

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