Barr & Healy launch Irish Life Health National Senior Champs
Barr & Healy launch Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships
The buzz around Irish athletics is truly palpable right now with the Irish Life Health National Senior Track and Field Championships coming up in Morton Stadium next week (July 28th/29th).
Phil Healy (Bandon), who broke the national senior 200m record at the Cork City Sports, was on hand alongside Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) to launch the Irish Life Health National championships.
Healy has been in scintillating form this year having also set a new national 100m record of 11.28 seconds earlier this summer. The Bandon bullet will be competing in the 200m at the nationals to secure her place for the European Athletics Championships in Berlin (August 6th-12th).
Barr will be chasing his 8th consecutive National Senior title at this year’s championships. The Ferrybank star is getting into excellent shape and ran a 200m personal best of 21.16 at the Cork City Sports showing his top end speed is better than it's ever been.
A number of Ireland’s best athletes will be on show including Mark English (UCD), Ciara Mageean (UCD) and Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) who recently won a silver medal in the high jump at the IAAF World U20 Championships. The action will be aired live on RTE 2 on the Sunday (July 28th).
Managing Director of Irish Life Health Jim Dowdall said: “Irish Life Health is delighted to sponsor the National Senior Track and Field Championships, and we’re excited for next weekend’s championships in Morton Stadium. Over recent weeks our junior athletes have achieved tremendous international success demonstrating the world class talent we have in Ireland and we encourage sports fans to come along to the national championships to see Ireland’s top athletes in action on home soil.”
Athletics Ireland President Georgina Drumm was also excited by the prospect of Ireland’s best athletes on show: “The National Senior Track & Field Championships is the corner stone of our athletics calendar. It is a great opportunity for fans to come see our best athletes competing on home soil before they travel to the European Championships in Berlin. I am looking forward to another great weekend of athletic competition in Morton Stadium”.
Newly appointed Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams will be attending his first national senior championships and said: “Athletics Ireland have a very special and historical relationship with Irish Life Health that we are especially proud of. The bond between our two organisations is synonymous with health, happiness and performance. The Irish Life Health Track and Field Championships are a showcase event for us and I encourage everyone to attend and enjoy the spectacle of viewing our premier athletes on display.
Click HERE for timetable (*Updated 25/7/18*)
Adult 1 day entry pass: €10
Adult 2 day weekend entry pass: €15
U16's go free!