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John Coghlan, class '07, European Cross-Country Gold

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Dec 15, 2010
John Coghlan, class '07, European Cross-Country Gold -

Heartiest congratulations to John Coghlan and his team mates on making athletics history at the 17th European Cross-Country Championships in Portugal last weekend.  John was part of the team that pulled off Ireland's first team title (winning by a whopping 18-point margin) and shocked Europe's best by becoming European Champions in the Men's U-23 Cross Country Championships.

Anne Keenan-Buckley, the Irish team manager, stressed not to underestimate this rare achievement and

“we should realise that these are seriously talented athletes and a fantastic encouragement to younger athletes that we are well able to compete at the European Championships and bring home medals”.

John, who was crowned All-Ireland Schools Senior Cross Country Champion in his final year in Castleknock College, is carrying on his studies at DCU where he continues his fantastic winning ways in both Track & Field and Cross Country.

Well done John and may continued success be yours.