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Emma Coffey, One to Watch

Emma Coffey of Carraig na bhFear AC was one of the stars of the Indoor Athletic All Ireland weekend in Athlone in late March with a masterful performance to take the under 17 title and go on to set a new national record not once but three times. In doing so she moved the mark from 3 meters to 3:25 ... Read More »

Pena bows out in pole vault qualifying

Tori Pena (Finn Valley) was unable to qualify for the women’s Olympic pole vault final after finishing 14th in Group B with a best of 4.30m (August 16). Pena had a first time clearance at 4.15m before advancing on to 4.30m which she cleared on her second attempt. Unfortunately she had three failures at 4.45m. The Finn Valley athlete has ... Read More »

Tori Peña, Irish Pole Vaulter

Tori Peña is a Californian, a pole vaulter and hopes to compete for Ireland at the Rio Olympics. Reaching the qualification height of 4.50m last season, Tori is hopeful in making the Irish team but still has to wait for official selection. 28 year old Tori comes from a long line of very strong women and on both sides of ... Read More »

Irish Team head to Beijing to World Track and Field Championships

Irish Team head to Beijing to World Track and Field Championships The Irish team flew to Hong Kong on Monday for a 13-day holding camp before heading into the athletes village in Beijing for the World Track and Field Championships. This will replicate preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year. High Performance Director Kevin Ankrom on ... Read More »

Dr William Bell, pole vaulter at 90 #TMT

Meet Dr William Bell, world record holder in pole vault – for his age group. The 90-year old is the father of former Olympic medalist Earl and is still jumping three times a week at his son’s training facility in northeast Arkansas. Share This: Read More »

Tori Peña #WCW

Tori Peña is a pole vaulter with dual American and Irish citizenship who has competed for Ireland since 2010. To add to her many talents, Tori is also a champion Irish Dancer and competed in the World Championships in 2003. Share This: Read More »