Large Irish Entry in British AAA Championships in Sheffield this Weekend

10 February 2005

James Nolan, Emily Maher and Jer O'Donoghue will be hoping to achieve the necessary qualification standards when they take part in this weekend's British AAA Championships in Sheffield.

Maher and O'Donoghue are currently 2/100 and 1/100th outside their respective standards and are hopeful of making the necessary improvements over the weekend.

Eight of the ten Irish athletes qualified for next months European Indoor Championships in Madrid will also be in action including Paul Brizzel and Rob Daly who will start their events as the defending champions.

Although there are three Irish athletes qualified for Madrid in the individual 400m there will not be a 4x400m relay team going to Madird as the European Athletics Association have only invited the top five fastest teams from 2004 plus the host nation.

Irish athletes competing in Sheffield at the weekend:

Jer O'Donoghue Leevale 60m
Paul Hession Athenry 200m
Paul Brizzel Ballymena & Antrim 200m
David Gillick DSD 400m
Rob Daly DSD 400m
David McCarthy Le Cheile 400m
James Nolan UCD 1500m

Ailish McSweeny Leevale 60m
Emily Maher KCH 60m
Martina McCarthy DCH 800m
Derval O'Rourke Leevale 60mH
Deirdre Ryan UCD HJ

For results and information through out the weekend please contact Elaine Fitzgerald on 087-9782478

Web Link to UK Athletics Site


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