Tuthill stars at European Throwing Cup


The Irish throwers were back in international action today at the European Throwing Cup in Split, where Nicola Tuthill continued her impressive progress with a PB hammer throw of 60.67 to secure a second-place finish (U23). The Bandon AC athlete broke the 60m distance on her 5th attempt which now places her number 5 on the Irish all-time list.

Swinford AC’s Micheala Walsh finished 5th in the Shot Put. Walsh had thrown over 15m with her third throw but saved the best for last with a 15.06 on her 6th and final attempt.

Four-time national champion Stephen Rice is also in action in Split. The Clonliffe Harriers AC athlete finished 9th with a best Javeline throw of 67.17.

Dempsey McGuigan will be happy with his seasonal debut. The Finn Valley AC man finished in 7th place with a 67.43 throw in the men’s Hammer.

Niamh Fogarty of Raheny Shamrock AC rounded off the Irish athletes in action on day 1. Fogarty finished in 8th place with a throw of 50.99 in the U23 Discus.

The action in Split continues tomorrow with Casey Mulvey and Sean Mockler set to make their 2021 European Throwing Cup debuts.


  • Dempsey McGuigan (Men's Hammer) Finn Valley AC
  • Stephen Rice (Men's Javelin) Clonliffe Harriers AC              
  • Michaela Walsh  (Women's Shot Put) Swinford AC

Under 23

  • Sean Mockler (Men's Hammer) Moycarkey Coolcroo AC
  • Casey Mulvey (Women's Shot Put) Inny Vale AC
  • Niamh Fogarty (Women's Discus) Raheny Shamrock AC
  • Nicola Tuthill (Women's Hammer) Bandon AC

Results: https://liveresults.european-athletics.com/en/results/athletics/result-women-s-hammer-throw-u23-fnl-b00100-.htm

Both days of the European Throwing Cup will be streamed live on the European Athletics website and European Athletics YouTube channel without restrictions from 10.00am CEST and with English-language commentary.

Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp21zu_8Hd0w9HULooemRCA

Timetable: https://directus.european-athletics.com/assets/4c2e65f8-389e-4f8e-bbf0-0b51f79363db

Entry Lists: https://directus.european-athletics.com/assets/da501c67-93aa-4667-b5d1-90725225a51f

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