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Friday 18 April 2014

Athletics Ireland name 11-strong team for European Indoor Championships

Athletics Ireland have selected eleven athletes for the European Indoor Track and Field Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden due to take place from Friday to Sunday.

Brian Gregan, currently the fastest man in Europe over 400metres, European cross-country champion Fionnuala Britton, former indoor World champion Derval O’Rourke and Ciaran O’Lionaird represent our strongest medal hopes.

“We definitely have the opportunity to win medals with the profile of performers competing in their respective events–Brian Gregan (400m), Derval O’Rourke (60mH), Ciaran O’Lionaird (3000m) and Fionnuala Britton (3000m),” said Athletics Ireland High Performance Director Kevin Ankrom.

“As well, with the performance standards achieved by these athletes I have confidence that our team selected for the 2013 European Indoor Championships will be very competitive.”

The eleven athletes selected for the championship are:

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers AC)

Derval O’Rourke (Leevale AC)

Ciaran O’Lionaird (Leevale AC)

Fionnuala Britton (Kilcoole AC)

Ciara Everard (UCD AC)

Amy Foster (City of Lisburn AC)

Tori Pena (Finn Valley AC)

John Travers (Donore Harriers AC)

Stephen Scullion (North Belfast Harriers AC)

Claire Tarplee (Dundrum South Dublin AC)

Rose Anne Galligan (Newbridge AC)

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