Mageean launches Irish Life Health Indoor Championships
Mageean launches Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships at the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena
Ciara Mageean (UCD) was on hand to launch the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships which take place in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena this weekend (February 18th and 19th).
The Irish Life Health Championships will be televised by RTÉ and will showcase some of Ireland's best talent including Ciara Mageean who won a European 1500m bronze in Amsterdam last summer.
The Portaferry heroine has been reaffirming her status as one of Ireland's best athletes now she has overcome a number of injury woes. Mageean is putting the finishing touches on her physiotherapy degree in UCD and will be hoping to be selected for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on March 3rd-5th.
Other stars set to compete at the championships include sprint sensation Ciara Neville (Emerald), Phil Healy (Bandon) and Paul Robinson (St Coca's). A number of athletes will be looking for European qualifying standards alongside bidding for national glory.
The championship promises to bring extra excitement with it being hosted in the brand new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena as part of the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown.
CEO of Athletics Ireland John Foley said: "I'm really looking forward to the National Senior Indoor Championships with our supportive sponsor Irish Life Health in an exciting new venue at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. It should prove to be an exciting weekend of athletics."
Managing Director of Irish Life Health Jim Dowdall said: “We’re delighted to sponsor the National Senior Indoor Championships, and we’re all really excited for this weekend’s event in the fantastic new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. No doubt the atmosphere and competition will make this a wonderful event for spectators and competitors alike”
Tickets for the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships can be purchased online HERE
RTÉ 2: One hour highlight show will be televised on RTÉ 2 on Sunday 19th February @ 8:30pm