Athletics

Limerick’s Carolyn Hayes moves closer to Olympic Qualification after podium finish at World Triathon Cup Lisbon

By Jack Neville / May 25, 2021 /

Limerick woman Carolyn Hayes just missed out on first place in the World Triathlon Cup Lisbon in Portugal over the weekend. “I want to go to the Olympics and I hope that’s enough.” Those were the words of Newcastle West’s Carolyn Hayes after she finished second at the World Triathon Cup Lisbon on Sunday. After…

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Ciara Neville in flying form at outdoor season opener in Andujar

By Jack Neville / May 24, 2021 /

Limerick athlete Ciara Neville was in action at the World Continental Tour Bronze in Andujar, Spain on Saturday. Neville, who was competing in her first 100m race in almost two years, was in flying form in the season opener as she finished second in her heat with a time of 11.81, behind Heat winner Ángela…

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WATCH: Sarah Lavin helps Irish team qualify for 2022 World Championships

By Jack Neville / May 2, 2021 /

Limerick athlete Sarah Lavin was part of the Irish relay team that secured qualification to the 2022 World Championships in Oregan. The 4x100m team of Lavin, Sarah Quinn, Kate Doherty, and Molly Scott ran a time of 44.53 in Heat 2 at the World Athletics Relays in Poland. https://youtu.be/lMIwBPnHnWc Skip to 1.25.00 to watch the Heat.…

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Olympic Federation of Ireland Launch ‘Road To Tokyo’ Challenge

By Ronan Calvert / April 15, 2021 /

The Olympic Federation of Ireland in association has today launched their new Olympic Schools Challenge, ‘Road to Tokyo’. The challenge is part of the Olympic Federation of Ireland’s ‘Dare to Believe’ schools programme and sees Team Ireland calling on schools and families across the country to join them on an interactive journey from Ireland to…

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Roisin Upton and Ciara Neville to feature in Women in Sport Panel Discussion with Network Ireland Limerick

By Jack Neville / March 24, 2021 /

Meghann Scully is to MC the Women in Sport Panel Discussion with Network Ireland Limerick and in association with The Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau on March 24.

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RECAP: Sarah Lavin and Ciara Neville just miss out on European Finals

By Jack Neville / March 7, 2021 /

Limerick athletes Ciara Neville and Sarah Lavin both missed out on the European Indoor Athletics Championship finals.

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Limerick duo set for European Indoor Championships this weekend

By Jack Neville / March 5, 2021 /

Limerick duo Sarah Lavin and Ciara Neville will both take part at the European Indoor Athletics Championship this weekend in Turun. They are part of a 24 strong Irish team with the championships kicking off today live on BBC 2 from 9am. Lavin and Neville, of the Emerald AC club, are both trained by Noelle…

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WATCH: Limerick’s Sarah Lavin sets new personal best in Madrid as she gears up for European Championships

By Jack Neville / February 26, 2021 /

Limerick’s Sarah Lavin continued her excellent early season form as she beat her personal best twice at the World Indoor Tour on Wednesday evening in Madrid. The event came in the wake of her selection for the Irish team at the European Indoor Championships in Poland in March. In the heat for the 60m hurdle…

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Limerick duo to represent Ireland at European Indoor Championships next month

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2021 /

Emerald AC duo Ciara Neville and Sarah Lavin will represent Ireland at next month’s European Indoor Championships next month after being chosen on the 24 strong team. Both are coached by Noelle Morrissey. The 2021 championships are to be held in Torun in Poland from March 5-7. Neville will compete in the 60m sprint and…

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WATCH: Sarah Lavin continues blistering start to season ahead of European Indoor Championships

By Jack Neville / February 22, 2021 /

Just a fortnight after breaking her personal best in the 60m hurdles, Emerald Athletics Club’s Sarah Lavin continued her fine early season form as she posted a time just 0.03 seconds outside of her PB at the Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena on Saturday. In her first…

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