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Darragh McElhinney Represents Team Europe


Darragh McElhinney Represents Team Europe


Great Stirling Cross Country


Bantry AC's Darragh McElhinney will represent Europe tomorrow, Saturday 12th January, at the SimplyHealth Great Stirling Cross Country in Stirling, Scotland. Darragh has been selected to run on the European team in the U20 Mixed Relay event. This is the first time that the event will be held in Stirling, having previously been held in Edinburgh, where Team Europe will compete against Team Great Britain & Northern Ireland and Team USA. Darragh will be joined on the Eurpean U20 Mixed Relay team by Sibylle Haring (Switzerland), Delia Scalabas (Switzerland), and Omar Ismail (Sweden).

The Great Stirling Cross Country will be shown on BBC 1 from 1.15pm on Saturday 12th January.



Darragh has had some very strong performances this winter, including winning the National Junior Cross Country title in Abbottstown, Dublin in November, a 16th place finish in the U20 Men's race at the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, Netherlands, in December and a win in the U20 Men's race at the Autumn Open International Cross Country in Dublin in October.


Results Update


Team Europe, including Darragh McElhinney from Bantry AC, were the first Junior team to finish in the Mixed Relay event in the Great Stirling Cross Country this afternoon. Team Europe were the overall Match winners in today's event, with 55 points across the day's races. Team Great Britain were second with 84 points and Team USA third with 90 points.

Read European Athletics report on the event here



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