Keelan Kilrehill & Ireland narrowly miss out on team medal in Lisbon

Sligo athlete Keelan Kilrehill (2nd from right) & the Ireland men’s under 20 team which finished 4th in the team event in Lisbon on SundayDromore West’s Keelan Kilrehill and the Ireland men’s under 20 team narrowly missed out on a team medal at Sunday’s European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon.The Moy Valley AC athlete finished 25th in the race.His team-mate Efrem Gidey won a bronze medal. He moved to Ireland 2017 as a refugee from Eritrea.For a time, it looked like Ireland’s strong finish might see them collect a bronze medal. But they finished fourth on a countback and so narrowly missed out.Stephanie O’Connor finished third in the women’s under 23 race with Ireland collect a silver medal in the team event.Sligo-based athlete John Travers was also competing for Ireland in Lisbon in the mixed relay team race.