Friday 21 July 2017

Joe Sweeney factfile

Age -- 25

Club -- Dundrum South Dublin

Coach -- Jerry Kiernan

Personal Bests -- 1,500m: 3:49.02 (2010). 3,000m: 7:07.33 (2010). 5,000m: 13:54.6 (2010). 10,000m: 30:49.30 (2007).

Career Highlights to date

2000-2004 -- Running for Colaiste Eoin, he won the Irish Schools Cross-Country titles at intermediate and senior level and also won the Irish schools intermediate 3000m title.

2005 -- 5,000m bronze at Irish track nationals.

2006 -- 13th at the European Cross-Country Championships in the U-23 race.

2007 -- 5,000m bronze at Irish track nationals; bronze at Irish (inter-club) Cross-Country Championships; eighth in 5,000m final at the European U-23 Championships.

2008/09 -- Misses whole season due to illness.

2010 -- Fourth in Great Ireland Run (10km) in 29:59; gold at Irish (inter-county) Cross-Country Championships.

Irish Independent

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