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Irish Team of 40 named to compete at European Youth Olympic Festival in Hungary

The Olympic Council of Ireland announced a team of 40 to compete at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Gyor, Hungary from July 24th to 30th. The multi-sport event will see Irish athletes (aged 13-17) compete against the best youth athletes in Europe. The six sports represented by Ireland are Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo, Swimming, and Tennis. The …

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Top 8 performances by relay teams; Juvenile Champs and Schools International

It was another busy weekend of action with the Irish women’s and men’s 4x400m relay teams running with great spirit to finish 6th and 7th respectively in their finals at the European U23 Athletics Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Sunday (July 16). Bantry’s Darragh McElhinney was the star performer at the SIAB Schools International winning the performance of the meet …

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MCCARTHY AND BARRY TAKE DISCUS SILVER MEDALS AT PARA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Irish Paralympians Niamh McCarthy and Orla Barry have both won discus silver medals on second night of the Para Athletics World Championships at the Queen Victoria Olympic Park in London. First medal of the Champs – Silver for @niamhmacdiscus in F41 discus final! Best throw of 26.17m in the fifth round! Well done! pic.twitter.com/Q36LNev3NM — Paralympics Ireland (@ParalympicsIRE) July 15, …

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Lally just misses out on medal with fantastic fourth

Alanna Lally (UCD) just missed out on a medal in the women’s 800m final at the European U23 Athletics Championships in Bydgoszcz on Saturday (July 15) with a storming finish in fourth in 2:05.63. Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (DSD) was also in the final and was busy from the off getting into third at the bell and was left disappointed at …

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European U23 Championships

Behan narrowly misses out on European final There was agony and ecstasy for Matthew Behan (Crusaders) as he just missed out on a photo finish for a place in the final of the 110m hurdles at the European U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz on Friday (July 14). The young Dubliner stormed out of the blocks in the first heat of the …

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FOURTH FOR STREIMIKYTE IN 1500M FINAL AT PARA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tremendous run from Greta @streimikyte to take fourth place in the T13 1500m final #London2017 in SB time 4:47.54! Well done Greta! pic.twitter.com/5nh2fNmLBt — Paralympics Ireland (@ParalympicsIRE) July 14, 2017 MICHAEL MCKILLOP WINS HEAT TO PROGRESS TO 800M FINAL Rio Paralympian Greta Streimikyte put in a season’s best performance on the opening night of action at the Para Athletics World …

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Cleirigh Buttner and Lally brilliant in Bygoszcz

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (DSD) and Alanna Lally (UCD) brightened up Bygoszcz with classy runs to advance to the women’s 800m final at the European U23 Athletics Championships today (July 13). It proved to be a challenging day one for Irish athletes but Cleirigh Buttner and Lally saved the best for last and stepped up to the big occasion. Lally (UCD) …

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IRISH TEAM READY TO PERFORM AT PARA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2017 Para Athletics World Championships get underway today in the London Olympic Stadium and Ireland’s team of ten are looking forward to performing on the global stage. More than 1,100 athletes from 95 countries will compete over the ten days (14th – 23rd July) with over 250,000 tickets already sold making it by far the biggest in the event’s history. The …

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Morton Games and Le Cheile International highlight big week ahead

There is another blockbuster of athletics ahead with the Irish international circuit continuing this week. The Morton Games promises to be another thriller on Wednesday night (July 12) with Ciara Mageean (UCD) bidding to become the first Irish woman to break 2 minutes for 800m. For full event information visit their site http://mortongames.ie/ That will be followed by the Le Cheile …

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Mageean’s mile pb and more records on day 2 of National Juveniles

Ciara Mageean (UCD) finished seventh in the mile at the Muller Anniversary Games in London in a new personal best of 4:22.40 while there was more record performances at the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Championships. Mageean’s time places her second on the Irish all-time list (Sonia O’Sullivan holds the record at 4.17.26) while Mark English (UCD) finished 11th in …

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