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Craig McMeechan selected for UK Inter Counties NI & Ulster XC team, Loughborough 11/03/23

UK Inter Counties NI & Ulster Team Announced

07 March 2023

UK Inter Counties NI & Ulster Team Announced
The Northern Ireland & Ulster team for the UK Inter Counties XC 2023 has been announced.

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Northern Ireland & Ulster at the UK Inter Counties XC to be hosted in grounds of Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on 11th March 2023.


Senior Men Senior Women
Finn McNally (North Belfast Harriers) Grace Carson (Mid Ulster AC)
Neil Johnston (Annadale Striders) Sarah Lavery (Beechmount Harriers)
Conan McCaughey (North Belfast Harriers) Catherine O’Connor (East Down AC)
Craig McMeechan (North Down AC) Noeleen Scanlan (Letterkenny AC)
Gary Crummy (Newry AC) Alison Stocks (Annadale Striders_
Zak Hanna (Newcastle & District AC)  
Conall McClean (St Malachy’s AC)  


Athletics Northern Ireland has been invited to enter a team into this event to compete against the counties and districts of England, Scotland and Wales. Athletics NI will send athletes in the Senior men’s and Senior women’s categories. Unfortunately, this event clashes with the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country and NI & Ulster Indoor Championships, which has resulted in no junior teams being selected this year.


Mark Kirk, Endurance Coordinator said, “We are pleased to be sending some of our strongest cross-country runners to this event which will give them the opportunity to test themselves against the best UK has to offer. The fields will be very competitive as each county and region in the UK select their best runners. The Senior teams are made up of athletes that are demonstrating good progression and will hold their own in this competition. Hopefully, it will give them the opportunity to finish their cross-country season on a high.”