Day one of the National Indoor Combined Events takes place at the TUS International Arena in Athlone this Saturday (Jan 21st) with a host of multi event stars returning to action in their pursuit of national honours. A busy day’s action gets underway from 10am with both the 60m hurdles and long jump getting the day’s competition off to a flyer.

The senior men’s heptathlon will see Rolus Olusa (Clonliffe Harriers) take to the Athlone venue as the likely favourite. The Clonliffe athlete has returned impressively from last year’s injury woes and has already looked very smooth across the pole vault and hurdles events. Jack Forde (St Killians AC) will prove a worthy challenger for top spot on the podium.

Lara O’Byrne (Donore Harriers) will look to continue her progress in the senior women’s event and looks the standout competitor entered. O’Byrne has consistently proved the top multi eventer in recent years in the absence of Kate O’Connor. Silver and bronze looks set to be a battle between Louise King (St Colmans South Mayo) and Niamh McCorry (Raheny Shamrock).

The junior men’s event should be a good competition between Noah McConway (Ennis Track), and Alex Ademola (Leevale AC - brother of Reece) who is making a big breakthrough this year. Danny Hagan (Waterford AC) is another who can’t be ruled out of contention.

Brynja Byynjarsdottir (City of Lisburn AC) looks to have a strong chance in the women’s event on the back of her steady progress from her Lisburn base.

Michael Kent (DMP AC) and Eoin O’Callaghan (Bandon AC) look set to dual it out across the youth events with Kent potentially looking slight favourite given his recent pole vault and high jump showings.

The women’s youth competition looks set for a close competition between Dundalk athletes Meabh O’Connor (Dundalk St Gerards - sister of Kate) and her clubmate Tara O’Connor who will push her all the way.

There will be no shortage of thrills and drama in the juvenile events with a massive entry of 126 athletes likely to reveal some new talent. The bumper entry is a great reflection of the popularity of the combined events with many young athletes undoubtedly inspired by the leading Irish multi-event stars.

Day 2 of the National Indoor Combined Events will take place on Sunday January 22nd alongside round 2 of the AAI National League.

  • Timetable: HERE
  • Results (Updated on Saturday): HERE
  • Free Spectator Entry
  • Please note live streaming will not be available for this event

League Round 2 (Sunday January 22nd)

Round 2 of the AAI National Indoor League takes place at the TUS International Arena from 10.30am on Sunday January 22nd.

Round 1 of the AAI National Indoor League took place on January 8th and saw superb team performances from Clonliffe Harriers and Ratoath AC as they topped the first round standings.

Many of the athletes who shone at the recent National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships are among the leading entries this weekend, including Katie Bergin (Moyne AC – 60m & 200m) and Lucy May Sleeman (Leevale – 60m). Previous national senior champions Saragh Buggs (St Abbans – TJ) and Conor Callinan (Leevale – PV) are also entered.

The National Indoor League Final is set to take place at the Sport Ireland NIA on February 11th.

  • Round 1 Results HERE
  • Timetable: HERE
  • Results: HERE
  • Free Spectator Entry
  • Please note live streaming will not be available for this event

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