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Neville and Healy round out Irish in Belgrade


Neville and Healy round out Irish in Belgrade

Ciara Neville (Emerald) and Phil Healy (Bandon) rounded out the Ireland's participation at the European Indoors in Belgrade.

Neville bowed bowed out in the semi-finals of the women's 60m with an 8th place finish in 7.49 seconds while Bandon’s Phil Healy brought a busy weekend to a close with a sixth-place finish in her 60m semi-final in 7.40.

It was challenging championships for the Irish overall at the start of a new Olympic cycle and team manager Patsy McGonagle said: “Each will have learned from exposure to a European championship competitive environment and with their coaches’ build on that as they regroup and move on.

“The small Irish squad that completed their indoor season here in Belgrade were left with much on which they will no doubt reflect as they refocus for the outdoor period in the summer months the highlight of which will undoubtedly be the World Champs in London in August.”

Irish Performances in Belgrade

Ciara Neville (Emerald) 60m - 8th semi-final 7.49

Phil Healy (Bandon) 60m and 400m - 60m semi-final 6th 7.40, 400m heat 3rd 54.80

Sinead Denny (DSD) 400m - heat 4th 54.20

Ciara Mageean (UCD) 1500m - final DNF

Kerry O'Flaherty (Newcastle) 1500m - heat 6th 4:23.82

Zak Curran (DSD) 800m - heat 5th 1:50.87

John Travers (Donore Harriers) 1500m - final 11th 3:53.11

Tomas Cotter (Dunleer) 3,000m - DQ

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) 400m - semi-final 6th 48.08

Ben Reynolds (North Down) 60m hurldes - semi-final 6th 7.81

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