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Cleirigh-Buttner added to team for London

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Cleirigh-Buttner added to team for London

Siofra Cleirigh-Buttner (DSD) has been added to the Irish team for the World Championships in London via the IAAF Roll-Down Process.

Cleirigh-Buttner will run in the 800m having accepted an invitation from the IAAF to compete under their quota system. The DSD and Villanova athlete finished 7th at the recent European U23 Championships.

She has a personal best for the 800m of 2:01.98 with a season's best of 2:02.11.

This now brings the Irish team up to 12 athletes.

Team:

Ciara Mageean (UCD)    1500m                 

Mark English      (UCD) 800m                       

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)              400m Hurdles   

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers)               400m    

Alex Wright (Leevale)    20km/50km Race Walk                 

Brendan Boyce (Finn Valley)       50km Race Walk                              

Robert Heffernan (Togher)         50km Race Walk                              

Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock)            Marathon

Paul Pollock (Annandale Striders)             Marathon                           

Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF)              Marathon           

Claire McCarthy (Leevale)            Marathon           

Siofra Cleirigh-Buttner (DSD) 800m

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