European Youth Olympic Festival Roundup


It was a successful week for the Irish Team at the EYOF in Győr, Hungary last week. 

Athletics Ireland had a team of 16 athletes as part of the 40 athletes on Team Ireland. 11 of these qualified for finals and a further two for semi-finals. On the track, the sprinters were in excellent form with Patience Jumbo-Gula (Dundalk) winning bronze in the 100m final in a time of 11.59 (+6.6 W) while Tallaght’s Rhasidat Adekele placed second in the 200m, running 23.81 (+2.5 W). These two athletes joined both Niamh Foley and Miriam Daly to compete in the Women’s 4x100m relay team where they finished in an impressive third place with a time of 46.38, taking the bronze, a successful culmination to the Relay programme for Coach Daniel Kilgallon. In the field, Cavan’s Jade Williams threw 58.62m to secure a bronze for Ireland in the Hammer.

On the last day of the championships, Sarah Healy, from Monkstown, went on to secure Team Ireland’s first gold medal at the 2017 European Youth Olympics Festival in Győr, Hungary where she ran a personal best of 4.19.85 in the 1500m Final.

The OCI helped individual sports to hold their own Pre-Camp for EYOF and the benefits were evident with the team securing many PBs and finalists, and six medals overall, five of these coming from athletics, with one gold, one silver and three bronze being secured.

Well done to all athletes that took part in the EYOF and support staff to make it a memorable EYOF for all who attended.

See below a list of athletes who competed for Team Ireland at the Track and Field championships at the EYOF. 


Event Name  Club

100m & 4x100m Relay

Conor Morey

Leevale AC


200m & 4x100m Relay

Colin Doyle

Leevale AC



Louis O'Loughlin

Donore Harriers AC



Alex Boyd

Lagan Valley AC


LJ & 4x100m Relay

Sean Carolan

Nenagh AC


4x100m Relay

Michael Farrelly

Portmarnock AC


100m & 4x100m Relay

Patience Jumbo-Gula

St. Gerard's AC


200m & 4x100m Relay

Rhasidat Adeleke

Tallaght AC



Molly Brown

Metro St. Brigids AC


Sarah Healy

Blackrock AC



Mia McCalmont

Tir Chonaill AC


400mH & 4x100m Relay

Miriam Daly

Carrick-on-Suir AC



Jade Williams

Shercock AC


Shot Putt

Ciara Sheehy

Liscarroll  AC



Ruby Millet

St. Abban's AC


4 x 100m Relay

Niamh Foley

St. Mary's AC

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