Pickering Memorial Throws International


Athletics Ireland have been invited to participate in the ‘Pickering Memorial Throws International’ in Loughborough, England this coming Monday (May 27th). Eight athletes have been selected across the three pathway age categories (U23, U20 and U18).

According to David Sweeney, Athletics Ireland Performance Lead for Field Events, “This is an exciting opportunity for these pathway development athletes to gain experience against selections from England, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Italy and SwitzerlandMany of these athletes are in line for selection for European Age-category championships either this year or next year and this competition will provide great experience competing against a great international selection. Also, Athletics Ireland hugely appreciate the invitation from England Athletics to participate in this competition, which is being held in memory of Shaun Pickering who passed away suddenly in the last year. Shaun was a great friend of Irish athletics and was hugely influential in the global throws community.”


The Ireland team is as follows:

Name Event Age Cat  
Anna Gavigan Discus U23 PB - 49.32m SB: 48.83m
Ciara Sheehy Shot Put U23 PB & SB - 14.40m
Adrienne Gallen Hammer U23 PB & SB - 56.55m
Andrew Cooper Shot Put U20 PB & SB - 17.54m (6k)
Thomas Williams Hammer U18 PB & SB - 73.27m (5kg)
Caoimhe Gallen Hammer U18 PB & SB - 59.20m
Enya Silkena Javelin U18 PB - 46.35m (500g)
Theo Hanlon Shot Put U18 PB - 17.32m (5k)

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