An exciting Irish team of 40 athletes, made up of equal numbers of men and women, will take to Turin this weekend for the 28th edition of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships, at La Mandria Park on December 11th 2022.
The Irish athletes will join over 550 competitors from 40 countries who are set to battle it out for European cross country honours at Piemonte 2022.
Despite Ciara Mageean's late withdrawal from the senior women's team due to illness, hopes are high that the group will improve on last year's fourth-place finish. Eilish Flanagan was called on to replace Mageean; she now joins sister Roisin, Michelle Finn, Ann Marie McGlynn, Mary Mulhare, and Aoibhe Richardson.
The quality of athlete on show at Piemonte 2022 will make the race for this year’s team and individual medals as competitive as ever come Sunday morning. Final Entries can be found HERE.
Irish Women's and Mixed Races (Times listed in Irish time):
Sunday December 11th
- 09:03 am U20 Women Race (4000m)
- 09:30 am Mixed Relay (4 x 1500m)
- 11:03 am U23 Women Race (6000m)
- 11:33 am Senior Women Race (8000m)
The SPAR European Cross Country Championships is one of the main seasonal appointments of the European Athletics calendar. This is the fourth time the event is hosted by Italy, after the editions in Ferrara in 1998, San Giorgio su Legnano in 2006 and Chia in 2016.
Where to watch
The European Athletics Cross Country Championships will be broadcast live on RTE2 (Senior Races) and on the RTE Player. Action will also be streamed live on the European Athletics YouTube Channel.
|Senior Women||Eilish Flanagan||Finn Valley AC||Damon Martin|
|Senior Women||Michelle Finn||Lee Valley AC||Feidlhim Kelly|
|Senior Women||Ann Marie McGlynn||Letterkenny AC||Emmett Dunleavy|
|Senior Women||Mary Mulhare||Port Laois AC||Michael Mulhare|
|Senior Women||Aoibhe Richardson||Kilkenny City Harriers||Julia Lucas|
|Senior Women||Roisin Flanagan||Finn Valley AC||Damon Martin|
|U23 Women||Sarah Healy||UCD AC||Eoghan Marnell|
|U23 Women||Danielle Donegan||UCD AC||Emmett Dunleavy|
|U23 Women||Laura Mooney||Tullamore Harriers||Ray Treacy|
|U23 Women||Aoife O'Cuill||St. Coca's AC||Joe Ryan|
|U23 Women||Jodie McCann||Dublin City Harriers||Clark McCann|
|U23 Women||Niamh O'Mahoney||An Riocht AC||Ray Treacy|
|U20 Women||Anika Thompson||Leevale AC||Ken Nason &Shalane Flanagan|
|U20 Women||Anna Gardiner||East Down AC||Peter Morgan|
|U20 Women||Róise Roberts||North Belfast Harriers||Jim McGuinness & Joe Ryan|
|U20 Women||Hannah Kehoe||Kilkenny City Harriers||Niamh Richardson|
|U20 Women||Jane Buckley||Leevale AC||Ray Treacy|
|U20 Women||Fiona Hawkins||Dublin City Harriers||Damon Martin|
|Mixed Relay||Georgie Hartigan||Dundrum South Dublin||Bev Hartigan|
|Mixed Relay||Nadia Power||Dublin City Harriers||Matt Yate|