Athletics

Excellent weekend for Ciara Neville in Belgium

By Luke Liddy / May 28, 2018 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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Big Blow for Ireland as Thomas Barr out of World Championships due to ilness

By Luke Liddy / August 7, 2017 /

Thomas Barr has been forced to pull out of the World Athletics Championships due to gastroenteritis. The UL graduate was due to run in tonight’s 400 metres hurdles semi-finals at the London Stadium, but the 2016 Olympic finalist has withdrawn after contracting the vomiting bug. The Waterford man said: “I’m gutted to have to withdraw…

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WATCH: National Championship Gold for Limerick’s Sarah Lavin

By Diarmaid Scannell / July 24, 2017 /

Lavin came first in the 100m hurdle event over the weekend The National championships were held in Morton Stadium in Santry over the weekend and Emerald AC athlete, and former Castletroy college Pupil, Sarah Lavin brought home gold in her 100m hurdle’s event with a time of 13.62. Lavin will now go on to compete…

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Ciara Neville narrowly misses out on bronze in 4x100m relay final in Grosseto

By Luke Liddy / July 24, 2017 /

Ireland’s women’s 4×100 relay team finished in 4th place in the European under 20 final in Grosseto on Sunday evening. Ciara Neville, Molly Scott, Newport native Sharlene Mawdsley and Gina Akpe-Moses finished in 44.47, just behind Great Britain who recorded a time of 44.17. While Germany took gold in 43.44. Just outside their world U20 record…

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WATCH: Limerick’s Ciara Neville joins Gina Akpe-Moses in European U-20’s 100m final

By Raffaele Rocca / July 20, 2017 /

Limerick’s Ciara Neville joins Gina Akpe-Moses in European U-20’s 100m final tomorrow. In 1979 Patricia Amond + Michelle Walsh made the Euopean U20 100m final in Poland. History repeated itself in 2017 with Gina Akpe-Moses and Ciara Neville both making the final. Akpe-Moses (Blackrock – Louth) finished second in her semi-final to qualify automatically for…

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