Ciara Neville named on IAAF World U20 Championships team

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 of Lisburn).

Neville was a part of the women’s 4x100m relay team came fifth at the last edition in Bygoszcz.

The former Castletroy College student took U20 200m gold in 24.36 at the U20 and U23 Championships in Tullamore’s Harriers’ stadium over the weekend.

100m & 200m & 4x100m Ciara Neville (Emerald AC), 100m & 200m & 4x100m Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock-Louth), 400m Ciara Deely (KCH AC), 400m Davicia Patterson (Beechmount Harriers AC), 800m Jo Keane (Ennis Track), 100mh & 4x100m, Molly Scott (St. L. O’Toole AC), High Jump Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley AC), 10k Walk Niamh O’Connor (Celbridge AC), 10k Walk Orla O’Connor (Waterford AC), 4x100m relay: Lauren Roy (City of Lisburn), Patience Jumbo-Gula (St. Gerard’s AC), Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght AC)

200m & 4x100m Aaron Sexton (North Down AC), 5000m Darragh McIlhinney (Bantry AC), 4x100m relay: Conor Morey (Leevale AC), Jack Dempsey (GCH AC), David McDonald (Menapians AC), Reality Osuoha (Fingallians AC), Israel Olatunde (Dundealgan AC)

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