Limerick's Amy O'Donoghue helps Ireland to seventh spot in European relay

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Limerick's Amy O'Donoghue helps Ireland to seventh spot in European relay

Ireland athletes Amy O'Donoghue, left, and Nadia Power ahead of the start of the European Cross Country Championships 2019 at Bela Vista Park in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The Ireland mixed relay team, containing Limerick's Amy O'Donoghue competed at the European Cross Country Championships over the weekend, finishing 7th, 45 seconds behind Gold medal winners Great Britain. 

Joining O'Donoghue on the Irish team were John Travers (Donore Harriers AC), Eoin Pierce (Clonliffe Harriers AC) and Nadia Power (Dublin City Harriers AC). Silver was won by Belarus, while France collected the bronze. 

Amy O'Donoghue represented Ireland in the 1500m at the European Athletics Team Championships First League in August and finished third in the women’s 1500m at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Championships in Morton Stadium earlier that month in a time of 4:32:27 behind winner Sarah Healy (Blackrock) who crossed the line in 4:31.84.

Ireland Team: (IRL)
653 (W) POWER Nadia 
192 (M) TRAVERS John 
651 (W) O'DONOGHUE Amy 
189 (M) PIERCE Eoin