Clonliffe Harriers welcomed back home to Santry our European Cross Country bronze medalist Efrem Gidey last night. At a reception held before training Efrem’s extraordinary achievement was outlined by the club Secretary, who noted that Efrem was the first Clonliffe athlete to win an individual cross country medal at a major championship, he also thanked on both the club and Efrem’s behalf Joe Cooper for his coaching and mentoring of Efrem and the athletes in the training group who had made Efrem part of the Clonliffe family since his arrival in Ireland. Club Captain and Coach Joe Cooper then made a presentation to Efrem on behalf of the whole club.
The large attendance of young Harriers then availed of photo opportunities with Efrem and that medal! A really nice enjoyable occasion.