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Saturday 7 December 2019

Niamh adds another silver to her collection

Athletics

The biggest day of the Cross Country season took place at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown Dublin when the National Senior and Even age Juvenile Championships took place.

The St Peters club had four athletes competing. Niamh Brady who was both on the Leinster and Louth under sixteen team had another strong run.

In really tough under foot conditions Niamh who moved up an age from under 15 got her head down and ran her heart out to finish 21st and claim her place on the Leinster team and win a national silver medal to add her to already impressive collection of national medals.

Dearbhla Allen continued her great year with another very impressive run in the girls under fourteen race, Dearbhla also moved up an age and was part of the Leinster under fourteen team and although Dearbhla didn't medal this time out she will take great confidence from thirty second place finish and will hopefully take that confidence into her own age group in two weeks time. Elle Smyth had a great finish to her Cross Country season with a very good run also in the girls under fourteen race and with her enthusiasm for training returning it is hoped that she can kick on from this and enjoy a successful 2020. Hannah O'Reilly who will compete in the girls under eleven in two weeks time was part of the Louth under twelve team on Sunday, the experience of running in the national event will really stand to her as she coped very well on her National Championship debut.

Next weekend Niamh Brady will make her international debut when she travels to Glasgow as part of the Irish School's Indoor combined event team, this is a great honour for Niamh and everyone at the club wish her the very best of luck.

The Argus

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