Athletics: Kerry O’Flaherty warms up for Greenmount International with run in Edinburgh

Fionnuala McCormack was in action in Edinburgh
Fionnuala McCormack was in action in Edinburgh
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Kerry O’Flaherty warmed up for the Greenmount International by running the anchor leg for the Irish team which took bronze medals in the relay at the Great Edinburgh event.

John Travers, Laura Crowe and Eoin Everard had run the earlier stages with GB, Ireland and Scotland ‘A’ and ‘B’ all in contention.

O’Flaherty then took over and kept the pressure on for the entire distance as Laura Muir bought Scotland A over the line ahead of GB with Kerry just a stride behind.

Fionnuala McCormack, also heading for Greenmount, ran brilliantly to take second in the Ladies International for the European team.

She battled with Kate Avery for most of the race before taking a safe runner up spot. Former European champion Gemma Steel came third with Ireland’s Lizzie Lee also competing for Europe.

James Edgar was the top Ulster performer in the Celtic International held at the same venue. The City of Lisburn Athlete came third in the U20 race.

He was backed by Craig McMeechan (8th), Eoin McCann (10th) and Fintan Stewart (14th) as the team clinched the silver medals.

Katie Moore led the U23 Women in 11th with Rebekah Nixon (12th) and Zoe Carruthers (13th), while Clodagh O’Reilly was fifth in the U20’s with Edel Monaghan ninth.

In the U17 Age Groups Peter Gracey was ninth with Sean Corry 10th and Tim Scott 15th, with Niamh Heaney spearheading the Girls in ninth ahead of Niamh Carr (11th) and Aoife McGrath (12th) while in the U23 Men Mark McFall and John Gordon came 12th and 14th respectively.