5 NI & Ulster Athletes Selected for European U23 Championships

28 June 2021

5 NI & Ulster Athletes Selected for European U23 Championships

Four women and one man from NI & Ulster have been selected as part of the Athletics Ireland team for the European U23 Championships due to take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 8th-11th July 2021.

Irish U23 Pole Vault record holder, Ellie McCartney (City of Lisburn AC); World Junior High Jump Silver Medalist, Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley AC); European Junior Heptathlon Silver Medalist, Kate O’Connor (Dundalk St Gerard’s AC); 2018 World Junior Relay athlete, Lauren Roy (City of Lisburn AC) and Strive Racing Club's Matthew Neil, who ran 29.47 in Belgium on 12th June to secure his place, will join the 30-strong team from Athletics Ireland.

The selection provides the four women with a valuable stepping stone, as they transition from junior to senior international competitions:





Ellie McCartney

City of Lisburn AC

Kate Rooney

Pole Vault

Kate O’Connor

Dundalk St Gerard’s

Michael O’Connor

Heptathlon, Javelin

Lauren Roy

City of Lisburn AC

Adam McMullen

4x100m Relay

Sommer Lecky

Finn Valley AC

Niall Wilkinson

High Jump

Matthew Neil

Strive Racing Club



Full team can be found here: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/selection-announcement-european-under-23-championship-2021