Sophie Murphy (D.S.D/Iona College) ran a brilliant race in the Junior Women (U.20) European Cross Country at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia. Sophie was in the lead group from the start and fought courageously all the way to the finish line, for a top ten finish. Her 10th placing was far in advance of her previous 54th and 38th positions. Sophie can now look forward to a Christmas break at home, and we look forward to seeing her back at training in Marlay Park. Well done also to Jodie McCann 34th, and Bethanie Murray 38th U.23 race.