MARY SWEENEY – YOUGHAL’S FIRST LADY OF RUNNING …by John Walshe

MARY SWEENEY – YOUGHAL’S FIRST LADY OF RUNNING By John Walshe(Youghal and Midleton & Dist News, 06/02/2022) On a February day all of 44 years ago, on a snow-covered course at Rockwell College, Mary Dempsey from Youghal won the National Intermediate cross-country title when finishing a half-minute clear of Mary O’Sullivan from Limerick. Now, almost … Read more

THE ENGLISH ‘NATIONAL’ – AND THE IRISH CONNECTION …by John Walshe

THE ENGLISH ‘NATIONAL’ – AND THE IRISH CONNECTION (by John Walshe) Once regarded as ‘The Greatest Cross-Country Race in the World’, the English National CC recently took place at Parliament Hill in London. Now held over 12km, up to around 20 years ago the distance was nine miles and also served as selection race for … Read more