Irish team for European Athletics Team Championships

Vaasa in northern Finland hosts the European Athletics Team Championships First League on June 23-25, featuring a strong Irish team.

Apart from Ciara Mageean, skipping the Championships to concentrate on August’s World Championships in London, it’s as strong an Irish team as could be asked for.

In a different format being introduced this year, the sprint events all have qualifiers on the Friday, with straight finals only being run off over the rest of the weekend. Previously, there had been two races per sprint event, all counting towards the final points.

The competing nations are Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey, with the top three promoted to the Super League in 2019.

Full Irish team –

Men
100m Eanna Madden Carrick on Shannon Hayley and Drew Harrison
200m Marcus Lawler St Laurence O Toole Patricia Lawler
400m Brian Gregan Clonliffe Harriers John Shields
800m Mark English UCD AC Steve Magness
1500m Paul Robinson St Coca’s AC Nic Bideau
3000m John Travers Donore Harriers AC Jerry Kiernan
5000m Mark Christie Mullingar Harriers Jerry Kiernan
3000m SC David Flynn Clonliffe Harriers Andrew Kaster
110mH  Ben Reynolds North Down AC Tom Reynolds
400mH  Thomas Barr Ferrybank AC Hayley/Drew Harrison
High Jump  Ryan Carthy Walsh Adamstown AC Brid Golden & Nicky Cowman
Long Jump  Adam McMullen Crusaders AC Alan Kennedy
Triple Jump  Denis Finnegan Riocht AC
Pole Vault  Sean Roth DSD AC Christine Adams
Shot Putt  Sean Breathnach Galway City Harrs
Discus  Colin Quirke Crusaders AC
Hammer Dempsey McGuigan Finn Valley AC
Javelin  Stephen Rice Clonliffe Harriers
4 x 100m Relay Marcus Lawler St Laurence O’Toole Patrica Lawler
4 x 100m Relay Eanna Madden Carrick on Shannon Hayley/Drew Harrison
4 x 100m Relay Mark Smyth Raheny Shamrock Kay Bannon
4 x 100m Relay Christian Robinson QUB AC
4 x 100m Relay Stephen Gaffney Rathfarnham WSAF AC Ciaran McDonagh
4 x 400m Relay Brian Gregan Clonliffe Harriers AC John Shields
4 x 400m Relay Mark English UCD AC Steve Magness
4 x 400m Relay Thomas Barr Ferrybank AC Hayley and Drew Harrison
4 x 400m Relay Chris O’Donnell North Sligo AC Roddy Gaynor
4 x 400m Relay Luke Lennon Ford Clonliffe Harriers AC
4 x 400m Relay Andrew Mellon Crusaders AC Brendan McConville
Women
100m Amy Foster City Of Lisburn AC David Reid
200m Phil Healy Bandon AC Shane McCormack
400m Sinead Denny DSD AC Paul Opperman
800m Claire Mooney Naas AC
1500m Emma Mitchell QUB AC Eamonn Christie
3000m Shona Heaslip An Riocht Niamh O’Sullivan
5000m Ann Marie McGlynn Letterkenny AC Colin Roberts
3k SC Kerry O’Flaherty Newcastle & District AC Richard Rodgers
110mH  Sarah Lavin UCD AC Noelle Morrissey
400mH  Christine McMahon Ballymena & Antrim AC Ian Neely
High Jump  Sommer Lecky Finn Valley AC Niall Wilkinson
Long Jump  Sarah McCarthy Mid-Sutton AC Sandra Daly
Triple Jump  Saragh Buggy St. Abbans AC Michael Kelly
Pole Vault  Sarah McKeever DSD AC
Shot Putt  Niamh Fogarty North Westmeath AC Peter Collins
Discus  Clare Fitzgerald Tralee Harriers AC Sean Whitney
Hammer Cara Kennedy Ferrybank AC
Javelin  Grace Casey Eire Og Corra Choill AC
4 x 100m Relay Amy Foster City Of Lisburn AC David Reid
4 x 100m Relay Ciara Neville Emerald AC Noelle Morrissey
4 x 100m Relay Gina Akpe Moses Birchfield Andy Paul
4 x 100m Relay Sharlene Mawdsley Newport Hayley and Drew Harrison
4 x 100m Relay Niamh Whelan Ferrybank AC Hayley and Drew Harrison
4 x 100m Relay Sarah Lavin UCD AC Noelle Morrissey
4 x 400m Relay Sinead Denny DSD AC Paul Opperman
4 x 400m Relay Phil Healy Bandon AC Shane McCormack
4 x 400m Relay Sharlene Mawdsley Newport Hayley and Drew Harrison
4 x 400m Relay Jenna Bromell Emerald AC Noelle Morrissey
4 x 400m Relay Grainne Moynihan West Muskerry AC Ger Moynihan/John Cleary

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