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.