I received great news this week, I have been selected to run with my Irish team mates again in the IAU Trail World Championships in Connemara next month.
I am extremely lucky to be wearing the Irish singlet again with such a strong team for the race and on home turf!
The event will surely offer an amazing experience with top trail runners from around the world competing.
Ireland's Keith Whyte, John Byrne, John O'Regan, Thomas Maguire and Me.
The team is captained by John Byrne, who was first Irish finisher at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km when finishing third in 7:09:33.
Thomas Maguire, the Irish 100km (7:05:06) and 24 Hour (248.392km) record holder is additionally on the six-person team.
Barry Murray, who has posted very strong peformances in UK trail races, is also in the squad.
Keith Whyte, another sub-7:30 hrs 100km runner and who recently won the Kildare Marathon, runs in his first world championships.
Paul Tierney, winner of the Wicklow Way Ultra and the new record holder for the Wicklow Way, makes his debut for Ireland.
In addition to the team, trail running legend Eoin Keith will represent Ireland as an individual. Keith is making a comeback after injury and finished 11th in the 2009 Trail World Championships.
John O'Regan, a 24-Hour international athlete, is also entered as an individual.
The squad, which has a representative from all four Irish provinces, will be managed by Tony Brennan and John Collins.