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Doha World Championships Selections (Updated Sep 10th)


Phil Healy (200m) and Michelle Finn (3000m Steeplechase) have now been added to Team Ireland for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar from 27th September to 6th October.  Both athletes received invitations today, September 10th, from the IAAF as two of the best ranked athletes during the performance period. The qualifcation system for the 2019 World Championships includes a 'quota' system with a target number of entrants set in each event, regardless of entry standards.

They join Thomas Barr (400mH), Ciara Mageean (1500m) and Alex Wright (20k Walk) who were selected on September 7th, having achieved the entry standard during the qualification period, along with Brendan Boyce (50km Walk) and Stephen Scullion (Marathon) who were selected on May 27th at the end of the qualification period for their respective events.

Invitations from the IAAF for further Irish athletes to compete in Doha are anticipated in the coming week. Athletics Ireland will confirm further selections to Team Ireland upon consideration of IAAF invitations.

Team Ireland as of September 10th 2019

Name Event Club Coach
Brendan Boyce 50km Walk Finn Valley AC Rob Heffernan
Stephen Scullion Marathon Clonliffe Harriers Stephen Haas
Thomas Barr 400m Hurdles Ferrybank Drew &Hayley Harrison
Ciara Mageean 1500m City of Lisburn Steve Vernon
Alex Wright 20km Walk Leevale  
Phil Healy 200m Bandon AC Shane McCormack
Michelle Finn 3000m Steeple Leevale AC Feidhlim Kelly

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