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Phil Healy Selected for 16 Strong Irish Squad for European Indoor Championships 2019

Phil Healy, Bandon AC, Sole Cork Athlete on Irish Euro Indoors Team

Glasgow, Scotland

March 1st-3rd 2019


 phil healy european indoors selection 2019

Phil Healy, Bandon AC, in action during last weekend's Athletics Ireland National Indoor Championships - Photo: Sam Barnes / Sportsfile


Bandon AC's Phil Healy, currently rated Number 4 on the European Women's 400m Standings, is the only Cork athlete to be selected on the Irish team for Glasgow, early in March


Athletics Ireland Release

Strong Irish team selected for European Indoors

A strong Irish team of 16 athletes has been selected for the European Indoor Athletics Championships, in Glasgow, from March 1st to 3rd next.

The team will be led by a strong quartet of Phil Healy (Bandon), Ciara Mageean (UCD), Mark English (UCD), and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank). There is also a strong blend of youth and championship debutants.

Phil Healy is ranked 4th in the women’s 400m, with Mageean and English (1500m and 800m) both ranked 5th on the European Indoor lists.

Mark English was a European indoor Silver medallist, in Prague, in 2015, and has been in excellent form, winning his 6th national indoor title yesterday.

There are senior debuts, on the women’s side, for Molly Scott (SLOT) and Lauren Roy (City of Lisburn), in the 60m, Sophie Becker (St Joseph’s) in the 400m, and Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley), in the high jump.

It’s a good step up for the U20 athletes, with three members of the women’s world 4x100m silver medal-winning team running in the 60m, with Ciara Neville (Emerald) also competing as an individual qualifier. Also stepping up is world U20 high jump silver medallist Sommer Lecky.

On the men’s side, Cillin Greene (Galway City Harriers), in the 400m, Sean Tobin (Clonmel) in the 3,000m, Joseph Ojewumi (Tallaght) in the 60m, Conall Kirk (Annadale Striders) in the 800m, make International track debuts.

High Performance Director Paul McNamara said:

“This is a strong Irish team that is primed to put in a performance at this championship.  Our more high profile athletes have had stellar seasons to date with Ciara, Phil, Mark, Siofra and Thomas very well placed on the European ranking lists.

“This event will provide an excellent transitioning opportunity for our talented crop of 2018 U20s, such as Molly, Ciara, Lauren and Sommer, while emerging athletes like Joseph Ojewumi, Cillin Greene and Sophie Becker have shown exciting form this season to earn their spots. This will be a good championships for Irish athletics.”


European Athletics Lead Indoor Listings


Irish Team for European Indoor Championships 2019

Joseph Ojewumi 60m Tallaght AC Daniel Kilgallon
Thomas Barr 400m Ferrybank AC Drew & Hayley Harrison
Cillin Greene 400m Galway City Harriers AC Jeremy Lyons
Mark English 800m UCD AC Steve Magness
Zak Curran 800m DSD AC Craig Winrow
Conall Kirk 800m Annadale Striders AC Mark Kirk
John Travers 3000m Donore Harriers AC Jerry Kiernan
Sean Tobin 3000m Clonmel AC Feidhlim Kelly
Molly Scott 60m St. L. O'Toole AC Deirdre Scott
Lauren Roy 60m City of Lisburn AC Adam McMullen
Ciara Neville 60m Emerald AC Noelle Morrissey
Phil Healy 400m Bandon AC Shane McCormack
Sophie Becker 400m St. Joseph's AC Jeremy Lyons
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner 800m DSD AC  
Ciara Mageean 1500m UCD AC Steve Vernon
Sommer Lecky High Jump Finn Vally AC Niall Wilkinson


Athletics Ireland European Indoor Championships 2019 Selection Policy - PDF File

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