Limerick duo set for European Indoor Championships this weekend

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 Morrissey.

Lavin has been in scintillating form this season, beating her PB on a number of occasions including twice in Madrid last week.

She qualified for the championships for the first time after she finished third with a time of 8.18 in the World Silver Series Meet in Ostrava last month.

She will compete in the 60m hurdles on Saturday morning from 10.30am.

Her clubmate Neville has had a more stinted lead up to the championships as she suffered an injury in February. However, she did break her PB in January in Vienna in her first race in almost a year, clocking a time of 7.30 in the 60m sprint.

That was enough for qualification to Turan.

This will be her second European Indoor Championships after she represented Ireland as a 17-year old four years ago in Belgrade.

She will have her heat on Sunday morning from 9.20am on Sunday.

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