Sophie Duarte

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 Fionnuala Britton (right) and Sara Treacy helped Ireland  claimed the bronze in the women’s  team event at the   European Cross-Country in  Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

There was mud, there was snow, there was sweat, and in the end there was the pleasant surprise of bronze medals for the Irish women’s team at the Euro(...)

A dejected Fionnula Britton had to settle for fourth place in the Great Ireland Run over 10km in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

IAN O’RIORDAN: Road racing was never her forte and yet Fionnuala Britton found herself surprisingly off the pace at yesterday’s(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton: “I lost my European title. I’ve finished second here, and that’s not the worst, but I’ve won this the last two years too, so I do really feel like I just lost this as well.”  Photo: Declan Roughan/Inpho

There’s nothing wrong with finishing second in one of the headline events of the cross country season. For Fionnuala Britton it just doesn’t beat that(...)

Fionnuala Britton: claimed a podium place in Brussels. Photo: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

She at least made the podium this time and with that perhaps Fionnuala Britton made up for some of her disappointment at the European Cross Country – (...)

There will be regrets – not for the way Fionnuala Britton surrendered her European Cross Country title, only for the competitor inside her head.Becaus(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton leaves the course  after finishing fourth in Belgrade. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

In the end it seemed there was nothing more Fionnuala Britton could have done to defend her European Cross Country title, and yet the competitor insid(...)