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Irish team for Paris

Published 04/03/2011 | 05:00

Palais Omnisports de Paris, Bercy, March 4-6.

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(SB= season best to date)

Women

60m -- Ailish McSweeney (Leevale). SB: 7:32, 24th in European rankings.

400m -- Marian Heffernan (Togher). SB: 54:00, outside European Top 30.

3,000m -- Mary Cullen (N Sligo). 2009 bronze medallist. SB: 8:53.01, 9th in European rankings.

60m Hurdles -- Derval O'Rourke (Leevale). 2009 bronze medallist; won European (outdoor) silver in 2010. SB: 8.03, 8th in European rankings.

Long Jump -- Kelly Proper (Ferrybank). Reached final in 2009 and finished 7th. SB: 6.44m, outside European Top 30.

Pole Vault -- Tori Pena (Finn Valley). Californian who qualifies for Ireland through the 'granny' rule. SB: 4.31m, joint 30th in European rankings.

Men

400m -- Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers). SB: 46:82, 12th in European rankings.

800m -- Darren McBrearty (Letterkenny). SB: 1:47.87, 13th in European rankings. Making his senior international debut aged 19.

3,000m -- Dan Mulhare (North Laois). SB: 8:01.00 outside European Top 30. Making his senior international debut aged 25.

Irish in action today

(All Irish times)

Derval O'Rourke

60m H Heat 4: 8.41am. Semi-finals: 14.45. Final: 17.40.

Marian Heffernan

400m Heat 2: 9.26. Semi-finals: 16.55.

Brian Gregan

400m Heat 3: 9.57. Semi-finals: 17:10.

Dan Mulhare

3000m Heat 3: 10.39.

Darren McBrearty

800m Heat 1: 15.55.

Television: RTE 2, 17.30-18.30. BBC (Red Button), 15.0-18.0.

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