Advertisement

McGlynn is back with a bang

Back in the Ireland squad Anne Marie McGlynn

Back in the Ireland squad Anne Marie McGlynn

AFTER almost six months on the sidelines due to injury, Strabane athlete Ann Marie McGlynn made a tremendous return to form on Sunday when taking gold in Dublin.

For the first time in its history the annual cross country race moved from its traditional home in Phoenix Park to the new purpose built course in the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown.

Advertisement

The race is one of Athletics Ireland’s most high profile and quality events with runners, including several Olympians, from all over Europe lining up to compete.

McGlynn was first in her age category and finished fourth overall on a very challenging 6km course where sand and mud combined to make conditions very heavy under foot.

Around 200 athletes took part in the race with McGlynn finishing ahead of big names such as Kerry O’Flaherty who put in a big showing over the summer at the Olympic Games in Rio.

McGlynn’s dream return to the podium was further cemented with a call back up to the Ireland international squad.

IT’S the final pairing few predicted but Strabane manager Eamon Curry said his team would be treating Newbuildings United...

VENTURES 11 travelled to the annual international karate competition in Burnfoot on Saturday.

STRABANE Athletic will contest the Challenge Cup Final after brushing aside the challenge of Derry opponents Trojans in yesterday's...

Top
Advertisement

The Strabane Chronicle is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. 15 Main Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT82 8AS