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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Irish Athletics team announced for World Championships in Moscow...

A few days ago, Athletics Ireland announced the Irish team for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Moscow, Russia from the 10th to 18th of August.

The 11 athletes are...
Robert Heffernan-50km Walk (Togher AC)
Brian Gregan- 400m (Clonliffe Harriers) Coach:John Shields
Mark English - 800m (UCD AC) Coach: Teresa McDaid
Paul Robinson- 800m (St Cocas AC) coach: Robert Denmead
Brendan Boyce- 50km Walk (Letterkenny AC) Coach: Robert Heffernan
Paul Pollock- Marathon (Annadale Striders) Coach: Andy Hobdell
Jennifer Carey- 400m (Dundrum South Dublin) Coach: Travis Anderson
Rose-Anne Galligan - 800m (Newbridge) Coach:David Farrow
Tori Pena    - Pole Vault (Finn Valley) Coach: Greg Hull
Laura Reynolds- 20km Walk (Mohill and District) Coach: Colin Griffin
Maria McCambridge- Marathon (Dundrum South Dublin AC) Coach: Dick Hooper

Out of the eleven, the one person who is a serious contender for a podium place is Rob Heffernan from Cork in the 50 km walk. After finishing 4th in the London Olympics last August, he is certainly in with a chance although he'll be up against some of the best in the world, especially the Russians who will obviously enjoy a lot of home support.

Rob will be in action in the 50k at 5:30am Irish time on Wednesday, the 14th of August.


Anonymous said...

How come Fionnula Britton is not competing?

John Desmond said...

Fionnula Britton is still recovering from a recent illness and is giving the track a skip for the summer.

She is now going to concentrate on the European Cross Country Championships at the end of the year.