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Crosbie & Ireland miss out on European relay final

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*Clare’s Cathal Crosbie on far left. 

On his first occasion representing his country in a major championships, Cathal Crosbie narrowly missed out on a place in the European final

Saturday morning saw Crosbie alongside Craig Newell, Shane Irwin and Chris O’Donnell finish tenth in the European U23 Athletics Championship 4x400m relay. Their time of 3:09:02 was four spots off a final place, 0.4 of a second stopped them from advancing out of the semi-finals.

Cratloe’s Crosbie on Thursday ran in the 400m individual finishing in fifth place. The Ennis Track sprinter said it was “an absolute honour” to represent his country in Sweden.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ,, A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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