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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.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and 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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