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Seventeen NI & Ulster Athletes Named in Irelands Euro Championships squad

31 July 2018

Seventeen NI & Ulster Athletes Named in Irelands Euro Championships squad

Athletics NI are delighted to announce that seventeen Northern Ireland & Ulster athletes have been named in Ireland’s European Athletics Championships squad.

The prestigious Championships will take place in Berlin, Germany, from the 6th – 12th August 2018.

The local competitors are as follows:

Athlete

Club

Coach

Event

 

Stephen Scullion

Clonliffe Harriers

Stephen Haas

10,000m

Ben Reynolds

North Down AC

Tom Reynolds

110m hurdles

Adam McMullen

Crusaders AC

Jonas Dodoo

Long Jump

Paul Pollock

Annadale Striders

Andrew Hobdell

Marathon

Kevin Seaward

St Malachy’s AC

Andrew Hobdell

Marathon

Craig Newell

Ballymena & Antrim AC

Ian Neely

4x400m Relay

Andrew Mellon

Crusaders AC

Brendan McConville

4x400m Relay

Brendan Boyce

Finn Valley AC

Robert Heffernan

50k Walk

Mark English

UCD AC

Steve Magness

800m

Ciara Mageean

UCD AC

Steve Vernon

1500m

Emma Mitchell

QUB AC

Eamonn Christie

10,000m

Kerry O’Flaherty

Newcastle AC

Richard Rodgers

3,000m SC

Breege Connolly

City of Derry AC

Donie Walsh

Marathon

Gladys Ganiel

North Belfast Harriers

Matt Shields

Marathon

Laura Graham

Mourne Runners

Ryan Maxwell

Marathon

Davicia Patterson

Beechmount Harriers

 

4x400m Relay


Northern Ireland’s Leon Reid (Menapians AC / James Hillier) has also been selected for the event, pending the completion of his international transfer from Great Britain & Northern Ireland to Ireland.

Director of Coaching and Athlete Development, Jackie Newton, said – “We are delighted to see seventeen athletes from Northern Ireland & Ulster chosen to compete for Ireland at this European Championships. After a wonderful Commonwealth Games where Northern Ireland punched well above our weight we are thrilled that a third of this team are athletes on our Performance Pathway. This is a huge opportunity for them to put down strong markers before moving on to the 2019 World Championships and Tokyo 2020. We wish them all the best with their final preparations, to arrive at their event in their best physical and mental state, and look forward to seeing them achieve their targets.”

The full Ireland team, which includes an exciting mixture of experienced talent and emerging athletes, is available HERE.