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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Four athletes from Cork selected for Irish Olympic team for Olympics in Rio


The 17 strong Irish athletics team for the Olympics in Rio was announced today and it included four from Cork...Lizzie, Lee, Michelle Finn, Alex Wright and Rob Heffernan.


Michele Finn...Leevale AC...Event: 3000mSC...Personal best: 9:43.34...Coach: Donie Walsh


Lizzie Lee...Leevale AC...Event: Marathon...Personal best: 2:32:51...Coach: Donie Walsh

Alex Wright...Leevale AC...Event: 20km Race Walk/ 50km Race Walk...Personal Best: 1:21:56/3:48:31...Coach: Robert Heffernan

Robert Heffernan...Togher AC...Event: 50km Race Walk...Personal best: 3:37:54...Coach: Marian Heffernan

The other 13 athletes are...
Mark English...800m
Thomas Barr...400m hurdles
Mick Clohisey...Marathon
Paul Pollock...Marathon
Kevin Seaward... Marathon
Brendan Boyce...50k Walk

Ciara Everard...800m
Ciara Mageean...1500m
Kerry O’Flaherty...3000m steeplechase
Sara Treacy...3000m steeplechase
Fionnuala McCormack...10000m & Marathon
Breege Connolly...Marathon
Tori Pena...Pole vault

More info on the Athletics Ireland website

8 comments:

Killian devlin said...

It's a pure disgrace the three best Marathon runners are not on the plane. Lets not mention the Kenyans now running for Turkey. Level playing field ? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Was Bryan Keane (leevale) also picked for Triathlon? I thought he was.

Anonymous said...

Is the first comment related to mens or women's marathon team? Agree with the Kenyans

Anonymous said...

Whats meant by the marathon comment? The 2 best and strongest mens and womens were picked.Also slight gaffe leaving Bryan Keane out of Cork athletes picked for Rio.

John Desmond said...

There was no gaffe. This is the list selected for athletics. Triathlon is a different sport as is cycling and swimming.

Anonymous said...

Keane is an athlete.Heading was 'Cork Athletes selected on Irish Olympic Team for Rio'. Of course he should have been mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Like to know what the marathon comment about. These are the strongest 2 teams at the moment.Most athletes i know agree with these selections.(Pollack especially can be very competetive 1st Irish man in Europeans and low 62min half bodes well for the team.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the men's selection. Pollock proved his fitness at European half.. Not so sure about the 3rd woman selected. Hasn't shown any form plus backed out or European half..