Rome 2024: Day 4 Morning Session



Thomas Barr has bowed out of his individual event at the European Championships in Rome the morning, finishing 3rd in the semi-final of the 400m hurdles in a time of 49.61.

With only two automatic qualifying places available from each of the three semi-finals, Barr endured a nervous wait to see if his time would be enough to secure one of the non-automatic qualifier places. Unfortunately, it was not enough on this occasion with the recently crowned European relay champion finishing in 16th place overall.

Barr is part of the men’s 4x400m relay team who are set to take to the track tomorrow morning for their opening round, with his recovery from a busy few days of championship racing likely to dictate selection (relay team selection to follow tomorrow morning).

Andrew Coscoran safely secured his place in Wednesday’s 1500m final with a confident display that saw him run into one of the six automatic qualification places in the second of the heats. Coscoran crossed in 5th in a time of 3:38.52 Q.

Nick Griggs was also in action in the 1500m, crossing the finish in 14th place (3:46.66) in his heat which was not enough to progress on this occasion. The Tyrone teenager will take much from the experience of competing at his second major championships, having also competed at the World Championships in Budapest last August.

Phil Healy was first out on track for Ireland this morning, just missing out on progressing to the semi-final of the women’s 200m by three places, finishing 5th in her heat in a time of 23.51. Healy’s attention will know swiftly turn to the women’s 4x400m relay team who are set to take to the track tomorrow morning.

Louise Shanahan went in a stacked women's 800m and was unfortunately unable to replicate her heroics from 2022 which saw her reach the European 800m final. Shanahan crossed in 6th place in her heat in 2:04.81 and will now look to focus on qualification for her second Olympic Games.

Results Summary:

  • Phil Healy – Women’s 200m – Round One – 5th in heat in 23.51
  • Andrew Coscoran – Men’s 1500m – Round One – 5th in heat 3:38.52 Q
  • Nick Griggs – Men’s 1500m – Round One – 14th in heat in 3:46.66
  • Louise Shanahan – Women’s 800m – Round One – 6th in heat in 2:04.81
  • Thomas Barr – Men’s 400m Hurdles – SF – 3rd in semi-final in 49.61
  • Full results list: HERE


The evening session will see the return of Nicola Tuthill to the hammer cage at 8.33pm as she takes to her first senior final.

Tuthill produced a super round of throws in qualifying, with her best throw of 69.85 ranking 7th best of the athletes to qualify for tonight’s final. The UCD athlete recently became only the second Irish woman to throw over 70m and is sure to have sights set on moving ever closer to Olympian Eileen O’Keefe’s national record (73.21m).

Irish eyes will then turn to the women’s 400m final where Rhasidat Adeleke and Sharlene Mawdsley go in search of more Irish athletics history.

Adeleke cruised through her semi-final in 50.54, a time that ranked as the fastest time of all qualifiers. The Tallaght AC athlete is sure to go out hard and will have plenty of company for the lead, most likely in the form of Natalia Kaczmarek (POL) and Lieke Klaver (NED), both of whom will have eyes on the podium places.

Mawdsley joined Adeleke in tonight's medal decider with a brilliant 50.99 second place finish in her semi-final behind Klaver. The Tipperary athlete will fear no one and could very well get into the medal conversation if bringing her best to the Stadio Olimpico for the third time in the last four days.

Irish Athlete Schedule (times listed in Irish time with Italian local time in brackets):

Day Four – Monday June 10th

Evening Session

  • Women’s 1500m Medal Ceremony 17.50
  • Nicola Tuthill – Women’s Hammer Throw – Final – 20:33 (21:33)
  • Rhasidat Adeleke – Women’s 400m – Final – 20:50 (21:50)
  • Sharlene Mawdsley – Women’s 400m – Final – 20:50 (21:50)

Day Five – Tuesday June 11th

Morning Session

  • Men’s 4x400m Relay – Round One – 09:45 (10:45)
  • Women’s 4x400m Relay – Round One – 10:15 (11:15)
  • Men’s 4x100m Relay – Round One – 11:00 (12:00)

Evening Session

  • Thomas Barr – Men’s 400m Hurdles – Final – 20:05 (21:05) *
  • Anika Thompson – Women’s 10,000m – Final – 20:30 (21:30)
  • Laura Mooney – Women’s 10,000m – Final – 20:30 (21:30)

Day Six – Wednesday June 12th

Evening Session

  • Brian Fay – Men’s 10,000m – B Race – 19:12 (20:12) **
  • Efrem Gidey – Men’s 10,000m – B Race – 19:12 (20:12) **
  • Peter Lynch – Men’s 10,000m – B Race – 19:12 (20:12) **
  • Cormac Dalton – Men’s 10,000m – B Race – 19:12 (20:12) **
  • Barry Keane – Men’s 10,000m – B Race – 19:12 (20:12) **
  • Women’s 4x400m Relay – Final – 20:06 (21:06) *
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay – Final – 20:19 (21:19) *
  • Brian Fay – Men’s 10,000m – Final – 20:44 (21:44) **
  • Efrem Gidey – Men’s 10,000m – Final – 20:44 (21:44) **
  • Peter Lynch – Men’s 10,000m – Final – 20:44 (21:44) **
  • Cormac Dalton – Men’s 10,000m – Final – 20:44 (21:44) **
  • Barry Keane – Men’s 10,000m – Final – 20:44 (21:44) **
  • Andrew Coscoran – Men’s 1500m – Final – 21:26 (22:26)
  • Men’s 4x100m Relay – Final – 21:50 (22:50) *

*Subject to Advancing

**Seeding TBC at later date

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