Athlone Institute of Technology student John Travers has qualified for the Irish team to compete in the u23 European Cross Country Championships in Budapest.
The Drimnagh man is in second year of the Higher Certificate in Sport and Recreation at AIT and is a sports scholarship holder.
Travers secured the final spot on the Irish team at the Woodies DIY Inter-Counties and Juvenile Cross Country Championships at Tattersalls, Ratoath last weekend.
Having gone into the race as favourite, he had to stop at the half-way mark with very bad cramps. He quickly dealt with this issue and got the legs going again, by cutting through the field on the final lap to clinch the final spot.
The European Cross Country Championships will be televised live on RTÉ, BBC and Eurosport on Sunday December 9.