World Athletics NI International Cross Country Selections For Jane and Ryan

Ryan Creech and Jane Buckley are on the team announcement for the Celtic International cross country, to be held within the World Athletics Northern Ireland Cross Country on the 22nd of January 2022 in Billy Neil MBE Country Park in Dundonald, Belfast on Saturday the 22nd of January 2022.

Jane is selected in the Women’s U20 team along with Emma McEvoy DSD, Muireann Duffy Clonmel AC and Avril Millerick Youghal AC.  While Ryan lines out in the mens team alongside Paul O’Donnell DSD, Emmet Jennings DSD and Eoin Everard KCH.

Matt Lockett, National Endurance Coordinator states; “After such strong performances from all of the Irish teams in Decembers European Athletics Cross Country Championships, the focus switches quickly towards Turin and aiming match the successes of 2019 and 2021. The fantastic support in Abbotstown shows the appetite and passion for Cross Country running in Ireland. Many of the athletes that go on to represent Ireland in major championships have used the Celtic Cross Country championships to build experience of running against strong opposition. We are delighted that Athletics Northern Ireland is hosting this event and athletes will be able to test themselves against athletes travelling from England, Scotland, Wales and further afield.”

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Senior Women International Team 

Athlete Club Coach
Meghan Ryan DSD AC Donal Hennigan
Mary Mulhare Portlaoise AC Michael Mulhare
Niamh Allen Crusaders AC Michael McGovern
NIamh Kearney Raheny Shamrock AC Paul Brady 

Senior Men International Team

Athlete Club Coach
Paul O’Donnell DSD AC Donal Hennigan
Emmet Jennings  DSD AC Donal Hennigan
Ryan Creech Leevale AC Donie Walsh 
Eoin Everard Kilkenny City Harriers AC Emmet Dunleavy

U23 Women International Team 

Athlete Club Coach
Danielle Donegan UCD AC Emmet Dunleavy
Ruth Heery Waterford AC Des Colbert
Niamh O’Mahony An Riobht AC Niamh O’Sullivan
Celine Gavin Dublin City Harriers AC Enda Fitzpatrick & Dermot Nagle

U23 Men International Team 

Athlete Club Coach
Donal Devane Ennis Track AC Joe Chawke
Thomas Devaney Castlebar AC Rory Chesser
Jamie Battle Mullingar Harriers AC Joe Ryan
Oisin Spillane Tralee Harriers AC Rory Chesser

U20 Women International Team

Athlete Club Coach
Jane Buckley Leevale AC Chris Harrington
Emma McEvoy DSD AC Donal Hennigan
Muireann Duffy Clonmel AC Anthony Moynihan
Avril Millerick Youghal AC Noel Curtin

U20 Men International Team 

Athlete Club Coach
Dean Casey Ennis Track AC Pat Hogan
Scott Fagan Metro/ St. Brigids AC Brian Tremble
Cathal O’Reilly Kilkenny City Harriers AC Niamh & Noel Richardson
Harry Colbert Waterford AC Des Colbert

U17 Girls International Team 

Athlete Club
Gemma Galvan St Mary’s AC
Clodagh Gill Moy Valley AC 
Eimear Cooney Ace AC
Elena Forkan Raheny AC

U17 Boys International Team 

Athlete Club
Sean Cronin Clonliffe Harriers AC
Darragh Mulrooney Moy Valley AC
Padraig Corduff Westport AC
Eoghan O’Connor Belgooly AC

U17 Girls Development Team 

Athlete Club
Caoimhe Flannery Skibbereen AC
Holly O’Brien Blackrock AC
Saoirse Fitzpatrick Lucan AC
Caoimhe Kilmurray Mullingar Harriers AC

U17 Boys Development Team 

Athlete Club 
Max Treacy Kildare AC
Conor Sherwin Mullingar AC
Peter Farrell Ennis Track Club
Kieran O’Donoghue Kenmare AC