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Five Personal Bests and Two Qualifications for Semi-Finals

Day Three at EYOF Team Ireland achieved five personal best’s and two qualifications for Semi-Finals so far on Day Three of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Gyor, Hungary. This afternoon will see the Men’s Long Jump Final (Sean Carolan), Women’s 3000m Final (Mia McCalmont) and Men’s 1500m Final (Alex Boyd) as well as the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, with …

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What do some of the best athletes in the world eat ?

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Diet is always an important part in any athlete’s life whatever the sport. Sinead Delahunty has recently joined the sportswomen.ie team and has interviewed Samantha Lambert (Tipperary Football), Laura Delany (Irish Cricket) and Shirley McCay (Irish Hockey) about their dietary habits and the importance of food when it comes to their sport. On average, men and women consume 2,800 and …

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Three Medals for Team Ireland at Day Two of EYOF

A memorable day for Team Ireland with three medals won on Day Two of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Gyor, Hungary. Ireland’s first medal of the day was secured by Wicklow’s Lara Gillespie as she came home second in the Girl’s Cycling Time Trial.  The Enniskerry rider took silver for Ireland in a time of 15minutes 20 seconds, …

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Day one at EYOF Games sees Success for Team Ireland

Day One at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Győr, Hungary sees success for Team Ireland with five athletes reaching semi-finals in their respective sports. Athletics: Four Athletics Ireland athletes were in action on the track today. Patience Jumbo-Gula achieved two Personal Bests in Women’s 100m of 11.94 and11.74, winning both her Heat and Semi-Final, qualifying for tomorrow’s 100m Final. Conor Morey …

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Disappointment for Deirdre Mongan

Ireland’s Deirdre Mongan was in action in the evening session in the F53 shot final at the Para Athletics World Championships in London where her best throw of 4.09m was unfortunately not enough to challenge for a medal and she finished seventh in an extremely competitive field. Bahrain’s Fatema Nedham took gold with a throw of 4.73m. Ireland’s throws coach, …

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Golden girl Gina strikes gold

Gina Akpe-Moses has created history winning the European U20 100m title in 11.71 seconds on a great evening for Irish athletics in Grosseto, Italy. The Blackrock (Louth) athlete sprinted to glory with Ciara Neville (Emerald) 7th in 11.98 seconds. “It was amazing and I’m so excited. I was catching them. I knew that I could get them. I’m just so, …

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Akpe-Moses and Neville make European final

The Irish U20s were in great form at the European U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy on Thursday (July 20) while Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) heads the entries for the Irish Life Health National Championships this weekend (July 22/23). European report Gina Akpe-Moses and Ciara Neville highlighted a great day of action for the Irish by sprinting their way to the 100m …

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SILVER FOR LENIHAN IN DISCUS AT PARA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Silver medal for @noelle_lenihan & sets a new F38 Discus Championships Record at #London2017 Full report here https://t.co/UwNp5DFZe6 pic.twitter.com/LFQuK7qGqE — Paralympics Ireland (@ParalympicsIRE) July 20, 2017 NEW F38 DISCUS CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD FOR TEENAGER NOELLE LENIHAN LENIHAN SECURES IRELAND’S THIRD DISCUS MEDAL OF THE 2017 CHAMPIONSHIPS 17 year-old Irish Paralympian Noelle Lenihan broke the F38 Discus championship record twice on her …

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Barr & O’Flaherty launch Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships

400m hurdles defending champion Thomas Barr and steeplechaser Kerry O’ Flaherty were on hand to launch the Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships which will take place this weekend (July 22nd/23rd) in Morton Stadium. Barr will be chasing his 7th consecutive National Senior title at this year’s championships where he will be looking to put in a …

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ORLA COMERFORD FINISHES SIXTH IN 100M FINAL AT PARA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

SMYTH AND KEOGAN ADVANCE TO FINALS AT PARA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Irish sprinter Orla Comerford ran brilliantly to finish sixth in the T13 100m final on day four of the Para Athletics World Championships in London. Crossing the line in 12.55 seconds the nineteen-year old visually impaired athlete was only one hundredth a second off her best ever time set …

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