Congratulations to Roger Barrett (Ballina athletic club) who won a national medal in the All-Ireland Novice Cross country in Tullamore last Sunday. Roger took a bronze medal in what was a very high quality field. This was a magnificent performance in a race that was won by Michael Mulhare from North Laois – Michael was a member of the Irish under 23 cross country team which won gold medals at the European championships. In second place was Michael Herlihy from North Cork – winner of the Bórd Gais Cork City marathon last June. Roger is a regular at the Mayo league races and had some great performance throughout 2010. Roger is also in contention for the Mayo League title, which will be decided in Westport on Feburary 20th.
In the same race our neighbours in Sligo took the Bronze in the Womens team event . Another great performance, and well done to all.