Mick Clohisey and Gemma Steel are among the Irish and English teams set to battle at the Great Ireland Run on Sunday (April 15).

Taking place in Phoenix Park, Dublin, the Irish national 10k championships will also be contested, along with the Sean Kyle Memorial Trophy.

Irish 10k champion Kerry O’Flaherty, who was the third woman across the line last year, is joined in the Irish women’s team by Shona Heaslip, Laura Shaughnessy and Bethanie Murray, and will face the defending Great Run Ireland champion Gemma Steel, who spearheads the English team.

In her last race, Steel ran 73:39 at the World Half Marathon Championships and is joined in the team by Jenna Hill and Naomi Taschimowitz.

Olympian marathoner Clohisey, who finished third overall last year, is joined by Brian Maher and Sergiu Ciobanu in the Irish men’s team.

They face the English trio of Ian Kimpton, Jack Gray and Ollie Lockley.

Last year Ireland’s Mark Christie was the first man to cross the line but is not taking part this year.

Ireland has won the Sean Kyle Memorial Trophy, which is awarded on the combined results of both the male and female athletes, for the last two years.

Daire Bermingham and Kevin Moriarty are expected as part of strong Raheny Shamrock team, alongside Clohisey, targeting Irish men’s club gold, while, Shaughnessy and Murray, should be part of a strong DSD women’s team leading the challenge for women’s club honours.

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