Athletics Ireland name European Athletics Team Championships Squad
12 June 2017
Athletics Ireland has selected its strongest team available for the European Athletics Team Championships First League in the Finnish university town of Vaasa on June 23-25.
The competition sees twelve nations looking to gain one of the three promotion spots to the European Team Championships Super League in 2019.
A total of eleven Northern Ireland & Ulster based athletes have been selected for the biennial event which High Performance Director Paul McNamara views as a very important competition.
McNamara said: “The European Team Championships is an incredibly important competition for Irish athletics and it is heartening to see so many of our big name competitors embrace the opportunity to contribute points to a team score. We have an excellent record of fielding our strongest teams at this event and this year is no exception.
While in recent editions we have fared very well on the track, we have the potential to make a real impact in the jumps and throws this year also. Youth is a strong characteristic of this year’s squad, with a significant number of Junior’s and U23’s earning their selection across the spectrum of events.”
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