Ireland’s WOC 2012 team

The team that will represent Ireland at the World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland, between July 14th and 21st has been announced.

European sprint finalist Rosalind Hussey has been in good form this year and will race both the sprint and middle races. Ciara Largey will put her strength from her hill-running success to good use in the middle and long races. In the men’s team, a CNOC trio of Colm Hill, Hugh Cashell and Ruairi Short will be aiming to qualify for their first WOC final, alongside newly appointed High Performance Director Darren Burke of CorkO. The men’s team is completed by two previous WOC finalists. Nick Simonin will look to to repeat his appearances in the WOC finals of 2010 in the long and sprint. David Healy has been specialising in the sprint this year and will be racing for a place in the sprint final.

Rosalind Hussey (DUO) – sprint and middle
Ciara Largey (FermO) – middle and long

Colm Hill (CNOC) – sprint, middle, relay
Darren Burke (CorkO) – middle, long, relay
Nick Simonin (BOC) – sprint, long, relay
Ruairi Short (CNOC) – middle
Hugh Cashell (CNOC) – long
David Healy (GEN) – sprint

The WOC 2012 website is here:
Many of the Irish team’s training logs can be followed at Attackpoint, here.
Thanks to the selectors and good luck to the team in the final stages of their preparations.


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