Athletics

WATCH LIVE – Limerick Athlete Ciara Neville in World U20 Championships semi-final action

By Luke Liddy / July 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Monaleen’s Ciara Neville competes in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m at the World Junior Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland, this Thursday afternoon. Neville, of Emerald AC was qualified on Wednesday morning, finishing second in her heat in 11.54 seconds, her fastest this season and not far off her personal best of 11.52. The former…

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WATCH – Ciara Neville runs season’s best time to progresses to 100m semi-final in Finland

By Luke Liddy / July 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick athlete Ciara Neville has qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships in Tampere following a second place finish in her heat. The Emerald AC star ran a season’s best time of 11.54 just shy of her PB of 11.52. She finished up behind Great Britain’s Awuah Kristal who PB’d…

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Ciara Neville named on IAAF World U20 Championships team

By Luke Liddy / July 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

A strong Irish team of 18 athletes have been selected for the IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland (July 10-15). Emerald AC star Ciara Neville returns to the team along with Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock-Louth), and Molly Scott (SLOT) along with rising stars Patience Jumbo-Gula (St Gerard’s), Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght) and Lauren Roy (City…

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Athletics – Limerick duo impress at Mannheim Gala

By Luke Liddy / June 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Emerald AC star Ciara Neville and Sophie Meridith, of St Mary’s AC enjoyed a positive weekend in Germany. The two athletes traveled as part of the Irish U20 team to take part in the highly regarded Mannheim Gala. Meredith, still just 16-years old finished in sixth place in the long jump competition with a jump of…

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Excellent weekend for Ciara Neville in Belgium

By Luke Liddy / May 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Emerald AC athlete Ciara Neville was in top form at the at the IFAM meeting in Oordegem, Belgium this weekend. The Castletroy College student ran 11.63 (+0.8) to achieve World Junior A standard in the 100m. While she went even better in the 4x100m relay alongside Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock-Louth) Molly Scott (SLOT) and Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght) to record a…

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Athletics Ireland RDO Lilly-Ann O’Hora talks about promoting Athletics participation

By Emma Needham / April 16, 2018 / 1 Comment

Athletics is just one of many sports competing for the interest of young people with GAA, soccer and rugby also amongst the biggest participation sports in the country. Limerick woman Lilly-Ann O’Hora is a Regional Development Officer and tasked with promoting the sport in schools and clubs in the region. Speaking to Sporting Limerick, Lilly-Ann…

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Athletics Ireland to host Strength and Conditioning Workshop

By Emma Needham / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Athletics Ireland and Limerick Athletics are delighted to host a ‘Strength and Conditioning Workshop for the Young Athlete’ on Thursday April 19th at the Absolute Hotel. This workshop will be hosted by Fergal O’Callaghan,  Head of the Age Grade Department in Munster Rugby.  Fergal’s exeprience as an international rower and athlete,  has lead to 20 years of…

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Ciara Neville finishes 7th in 60 metre heat at World Indoor Championships

By Raffaele Rocca / March 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick’s Ciara Neville recorded a 7th place finish in her 60m heat at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham earlier this morning. Irish junior record holder Neville posted a time of 7.47 to finish in 37th place overall, while new Irish record holder Foster finished nine placed ahead of her team-mate following the conclusion…

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Limerick’s Ciara Neville selected for World Indoor Championships

By Luke Liddy / February 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Limerick’s Ciara Neville has been selected to compete at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in March. Neville of Castletroy College, finished in third place at the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships in the  in Abbotstown on Sunday with a time of 7.35 seconds. The teenager will now go on to compete for Ireland in the 60m…

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Good weekend for Limerick at Aldi Community Games in Dublin

By Luke Liddy / August 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

The August National Festival of Aldi Community Games was held in Dublin over the weekend of Saturday, 19th and Sunday, 20th August. Limerick had over 200 boys and girls aged between 6 and 16 participating in a wide variety of competitions in Art, Handwriting, Model Making, Project, Talent, Athletics (Individual and Relays), Field Events and…

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