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
- 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
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.