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European XC Championships

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  • 24-11-2019 8:25pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭


    With today's nationals done and dusted, how are the irish teams looking for the European championships? Fionnuala seems once again to be a leading contender for us, with maybe the winners of today's Junior races also looking strong. Is there many athletes state side intending to run?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭KSU


    runjb wrote: »
    With today's nationals done and dusted, how are the irish teams looking for the European championships? Fionnuala seems once again to be a leading contender for us, with maybe the winners of today's Junior races also looking strong. Is there many athletes state side intending to run?

    https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/european-cross-country-selections/

    Team named

    A few u23 women who clean sweeped the NCAA Div 2 added to the team


  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭Snodge


    US based Irish athletes have been performing well hence selections. However would it not be hard for home based athletes to show form since they have fewer races, and races of lower standard than US scholarship athletes are exposed too, therefore putting them at a disadvantage?


  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭MrSkinny


    Live coverage on the BBC red button shortly (10:00 - 14:00) and highlights on BBC Two later (17:15 - 18:15).

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/50594606


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,511 ✭✭✭✭Krusty_Clown




  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭runjb


    Strong start to this Junior men's race for the Irish team. Could we snatch an unexpected team medal here? GB and Portugal both very strong teams


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  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭runjb


    Excellent individual bronze medal for Even Gidey. Ran a super race to put it up to the leaders from the start and held on over tough course to pull clear of the chasing packs. What a super start to these championships for Ireland!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭66_Lad


    runjb wrote:
    Excellent individual bronze medal for Even Gidey. Ran a super race to put it up to the leaders from the start and held on over tough course to pull clear of the chasing packs. What a super start to these championships for Ireland!!


    Team bronze also!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,511 ✭✭✭✭Krusty_Clown


    Not unexpectedly an easy win for Ingebrigtsen, but also a fantastic bronze for Efrem Gidey and a bronze team medal for Ireland! What a start!


  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭gavinoontheweb


    Team Bronze on Countback. Ireland and Portugal both on 39 points but Ireland's leading scorer was 3rd while the Portugese scorer was 4th. Tight Margins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,237 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    Team Bronze on Countback. Ireland and Portugal both on 39 points but Ireland's leading scorer was 3rd while the Portugese scorer was 4th. Tight Margins.

    Edited post. Got my maths wrong!

    Well done to the lads


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  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭runjb


    Team Bronze on Countback. Ireland and Portugal both on 39 points but Ireland's leading scorer was 3rd while the Portugese scorer was 4th. Tight Margins.

    I was surprised as usually they count the final scorer on the team, which would put Portugal ahead of us. Maybe there's a recent rule change I wasn't aware of.


  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭gavinoontheweb


    runjb wrote: »
    I was surprised as usually they count the final scorer on the team, which would put Portugal ahead of us. Maybe there's a recent rule change I wasn't aware of.


    Going off comms.



    However, upon looking at EA XC Regulations you could be correct.



    "302.16.A tie shall be decided in favour of the team whose last scoring athlete finishes nearest to first place."


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,237 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    Are Portugal not in 2nd with Ireland third? GB won so who else is ahead of Ireland and Portugal?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,511 ✭✭✭✭Krusty_Clown


    Dodge wrote: »
    Are Portugal not in 2nd with Ireland third? GB won so who else is ahead of Ireland and Portugal?
    Norway. 1 + 8 + 29
    Looks like Ireland should be 4th. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,237 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    Crap. Didn’t see the 3rd Norwegian


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,237 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    Team confirmed in 4th now. Portugal with bronze


  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭runjb


    Looking very positive for irish U23 women's team. Stephanie Cotter has really put herself in a great position for an individual medal and the Flanagan twins both inside the top 15. Battle for gold between them and Netherlands so far. Into the final third of the race now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 933 ✭✭✭jamule


    runjb wrote: »
    Looking very positive for irish U23 women's team. Stephanie Cotter has really put herself in a great position for an individual medal and the Flanagan twins both inside the top 15. Battle for gold between them and Netherlands so far. Into the final third of the race now.

    gonna be down to all the finish, they all have a dutch one beside them


  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭runjb


    What a run from Stephanie Cotter. Brilliant individual bronze!

    Looks like silver for the team. Great race for us.


  • Registered Users Posts: 227 ✭✭patob


    Looking good in Senior Women, McCormack and Mageean goinw well, 2nd in team so far


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  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,387 Mod ✭✭✭✭yerwanthere123


    4th for Fionnuala, harsh. Well done to Grovdal for bettering her bronze, and of course to Kenya for their gold!


  • Registered Users Posts: 933 ✭✭✭jamule


    ciara might need a stretcher, killed herself for team silver


  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭runjb


    Team medal will be of some consolation for Fionnuala. Another 4th for her though, you can't but help feel for her. How many more medals should she have won if it was against a genuine european field.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,458 ✭✭✭✭murpho999


    Does anybody else find the RTE commentary annoying. Focus entirely on Irish athletes and barely a mention of the winner.

    Raving about McCormack and giving her a bronze medal then switching focus to team medal when that didn't happen.

    I appreciate they want to cover Irish athletes but they should commentate on the race in my opinion not just athletes and team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,237 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    4 medals for the team is a brilliant return. First medals since 2014 at Euro XC


  • Registered Users Posts: 440 ✭✭runjb


    Dodge wrote: »
    4 medals for the team is a brilliant return. First medals since 2014 at Euro XC

    Yes it really is a great return for an Irish team. Sets us up nicely for next year in Dublin. A real focus should now turn to this event next year. The mixed relay team for example should be planned and an attempt made to get our best middle distance athletes out and try take a medal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭chasingpaper


    murpho999 wrote: »
    Does anybody else find the RTE commentary annoying. Focus entirely on Irish athletes and barely a mention of the winner.

    Raving about McCormack and giving her a bronze medal then switching focus to team medal when that didn't happen.

    I appreciate they want to cover Irish athletes but they should commentate on the race in my opinion not just athletes and team.

    No, first place was a procession and second was also decided early on.

    The only actual race was for 3rd, McCormack vs the Swede. Even from a non Irish perspective 3rd place and the team places were the main talking points during the race.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,895 ✭✭✭Sacksian


    I presume he'll skip it, but just noticed Efrem Gidey is entered for the National Novice. From Euro Cross to Cow Park in a week!


  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,387 Mod ✭✭✭✭yerwanthere123


    runjb wrote: »
    Team medal will be of some consolation for Fionnuala. Another 4th for her though, you can't but help feel for her. How many more medals should she have won if it was against a genuine european field.

    This is at least the second time she's lost out on a bronze because of Can, perhaps there's been more.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,458 ✭✭✭✭murpho999


    No, first place was a procession and second was also decided early on.

    The only actual race was for 3rd, McCormack vs the Swede. Even from a non Irish perspective 3rd place and the team places were the main talking points during the race.

    I really doubt coverage in other countries was ignoring the athletes in 1st and 2nd place and were entirely focused on the Irish individual trying to win a a bronze and the team places.


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