MUCKLAGH native Ann Marie McGlynn will represent Ireland in the European 10k Cup next week.
Nee Larkin, living in Strabane, Tyrone where she has a young family and racing for Letterkenny AC, McGlynn has been one of Ireland's top female endurance athletes since making a fantastic comeback to the sport a few years ago.
She showed her quality last week at the Irish Milers Club Belfast meeting at the Mary Peters track as she had a very impressive win in the 5,000 metres. While there was disappointment when Fionnuala McCormack didn't make a hoped for appearance, McGlynn raced away from Northern Ireland record holder, Emma Mitchell and Aoibhe Richardson (Kilkenny) to win by a whopping 100 metres in 16.09.35.
McGlynn was informed recently of her selection for the Ireland 10k team at bthe European 10k Cup which takes place in London on July 6 and it is the latest international selection for the former Tullamore Harriers athlete.