A few days ago, local radio station Red FM caught up with him and carried out this short interview...
All going well, Ciarán should be taking part in the Morton Mile in Dublin on Wednesday.
Name...........PBs and SBs:
Ayanleh Souleiman (DIJ) 3.5.21 SB 3.50.21
David Torrence (USA) 3.50.01 SB 3.52.01
Ryan Gregson (AUS) 3.52.24 SB 3.53.62
Ciaran O’Lionaird (IRL) 3.54.76 SB 3.54.76Garrett Heath (USA) 3.55.24 SB 3.55.24
Will Leer (USA) 3.55.66 SB 3.58.49
Silas Kisorio (KEN) 3.55.84 SB 3.55.84
Zane Robertson (NZL) 3.56.13 SB 3.56.13
Ricky Stevenson (GBR) 3.56.31 SB 3.58.91
Craig Miller (USA) 3.56.41 SB 3.56.41
Jack Bolas (USA) 3.58.31 SB 3.58.31
Ryan Hill (USA) 3.58.33 SB 3.58.33
Paul Robinson (IRL) 3.58.70 SB 3.58.70
John Coghlan (IRL) 3.59.32 SB 3.59.32
John Travers (IRL) 4.04.25
Rory Chesser (IRL) 4.04.38
Feidhlim Kelly (IRL) pace
The Morton Mile is the climax of the Meet with a 9.00 p.m. start on the 25th of July. The International Programme in the Morton Games opens at 7.15 p.m.
Update.....8pm....There was also a piece on NBC Olympics about Ciarán today. In it, they write......
With the first of three rounds of the Olympic 1500m scheduled to take place in just 11 days, O'Lionard said he just has to take things one round at a time, and not project too far forward. He's realistic about his chances, but said that he's a good tactician which should help him to advance.
"I don't think worrying's going to do anything for me," he intoned. "At this point, my body is what it is. I've been dealt the cards I've been dealt and I have to play them the best that I can."
The full NBC interview can be seen HERE