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Irish Team Announced for European Juniors


A strong team of 15 Irish Junior athletes, 6 girls and 9 boys, has been announced for the European Juniors in Tallinn, Estonia from July 21st to 24th Irish Junior athletes have qualified in a wide range of events for these pivotal Championships, from Hammer to Sprints and Hurdles, to Middle Distance and Walks, and it is encouraging to see the athletes qualifying selected from all over the country.

 Ireland has a good record of success in the European Juniors, with three gold medals (from Nick O’Brien in the 3,000m in 1985, Mark Carroll in the 5,000m in 1991, and by Colin Costello in the 1,500m in 2005).

In addition, Ireland has won three silver medals at European Junior level, including one by John Treacy in 1975, and four bronze medals, for a total of 10 so far. So there are plenty of grounds for optimism for more good performances from these Championships.
We wish this talented Irish team the very best of luck in Tallinn next week.

Irish Team for European Juniors Tallinn, Estonia July 2011


Juniors Club Coach Event Qualifying Standard Performance
Ciara Mageean
City of Lisburn Eamonn Christie 1500m 4.25.0 4.17.0
Mark English
Letterkenny Teresa McDaid 800m 1.50.5 1.48.96
Maeve Curley
Craughwell Frank Lynch 10k Walk 51.00 50.55
Emma Prendiville
Farranfore Maine Valley Michael Lane 10k Walk 51.00 50.49.9
Joan Healy
Bandon Liz Coomey 100m 11.95 11.86
Cara Kennedy
Ferrybank Eoin White Hammer 55.00m 58.26m
Liam Brady
Tullamore Harriers Robert Denmead 10,000m 31.30.0 31.20.0
Marco Pons
DMP Michael O’Brien Discus 53.00m 55.56m
Killian Barry
Crusaders George Eyres Hammer 66.00m 68.38m
Liam Markham
Ennis Pat Hogan 1500m 3.49.50 3.45.93
Andrew Doyle
Mid Ulster Kate Doyle Hammer 66.00m 66.25m
Dempsey McGuigan Finn Valley Alan Bertram Hammer 66.00m 66.82m
Dean Cronin
Blarney Iniscarra John Meagher 800m 1.50.5 1.50.10
Joanna Mills
Ballymena & Antrim Ian Neely 400m 55.00 54.20
Thomas Barr Ferrybank Hayley Harrison 400mH 53.00 52.45





















Team Manager: Neil Martin
Team Doctor: Eimear Smith
Team Physio: Catherine Craddock
Coaches: Michael O’Brien
Jacqui Freyne
Michael Lane
Teresa McDaid

For more information please visit www.athleticsireland.ie