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EYOF T&F Championships - 2019

European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) T&F Championships 2019

Baku, Azerbijan

July 20th - 27th 2019

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EYOF is a European event, for athletes aged 14-18, and runs every two years




Stream livetimes

22-Jul-19 20:05-22:00 GMT
23-Jul-19 18:22-22:00 GMT
24-Jul-19 18:40-21:00 GMT
25-Jul-19 18:00-22:00 GMT
26-Jul-19 18:05-22:00 GMT
27-Jul-19 09:00-12:00 GMT




Full EYOF Schedule


NameEvent DateTimeRound
Diarmuid O'Connor Decathlon 110 Hurdles Bandon AC 23-Jul 09:00:00 FINAL
Diarmuid O'Connor Decathlon Discus Bandon AC 23-Jul 09:45:00 FINAL
Robert McDonnell 400m   23-Jul 10:00:00 Round 1
Diarmuid O'Connor Decathlon Pole Vault Bandon AC 23-Jul 11:25:00 FINAL
Diarmuid O'Connor Decathlon Javelin Bandon AC 23-Jul 18:00:00 FINAL
Ciara Sheehy Shot Put   23-Jul 18:20:00 FINAL
Rhasidat Adeleke 100 m   23-Jul 18:30:00 Semi - Final
Israel Olatunde 100m   23-Jul 18:50:00 Semi - Final
Conor Cusack Javelin Throw   23-Jul 19:30:00 FINAL
Diarmuid O'Connor Decathlon 1500m Bandon AC 23-Jul 19:50:00 FINAL
Rhasidat Adeleke 100 m   23-Jul 20:35:00 FINAL
Israel Olatunde 100m   23-Jul 20:50:00 FINAL
Sean Maher Hammer Throw   24-Jul 09:05:00 Qualifying AB
Cian Dunne 400m Hurdles   24-Jul 09:25:00 Round 1
Rhasidat Adeleke 200 m   24-Jul 09:55:00 Round 1
Charles Okafor 200m   24-Jul 10:30:00 Round 1
Caoimhe Cronin 400 m   24-Jul 18:50:00 FINAL
Sean Donoghue 1500m   24-Jul 19:30:00 FINAL
Aimee Hayde 800m   24-Jul 19:55:00 FINAL
Aoife O'Sullivan High Jump Liscarroll AC 25-Jul 09:40:00 Qualifying AB
Ava O'Connor 1500m   25-Jul 09:40:00 Round 1
Tommy Connolly 800m Leevale AC 25-Jul 10:05:00 Round 1


Athletics Results


Morning Session - Day 1 - Monday July 22nd

Afternoon Session - Day 1 - Monday July 22nd


Morning Session - Day 2 - Tuesday July 23rd

Afternoon - Day 2 - Tuesday July 23rd


Morning Session - Day 3 - Wednesday July 24th

Morning Session - Day 3 - Wednesday July 24th



Videos, Interviews & Summary to Date


Caoimhe Cronin (400m) speaking ahead of the Championships

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He started and finished the day with a win on the second day of decathlon action at the #EYOF2019 👊 🇮🇪🇮🇪#TeamIreland’s Diarmuid O’Connor won the final 1500km in the Decathlon. Add this to his PB in the Javelin and an equalizer in the Pole Vault - all in all a good day’s work


Conor Cusack (Javelin) speaking ahead of EYOF



Charles Okafor (200m) speaking before EYOF Championships


Rhasidat Adeleke cruises over the line, in first place, with a time of 24.36, in the heats of the Girl’s 200m, booking her place in the final



Charles Okafor speaking after 200m Heat


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Sean Maher (Hammer)

Hammer Thrower Sean Maher had to settle for 13th in his event, throwing 56.48m, outside his personal best. “I’m severely disappointed. I knew I could perform a lot better than 56m – that’s 12m off what I know what I can throw. But when you’re here you need to compete with the big boys – you need to get a throw in in the first three, or you’re not going anywhere.

“I take so much with me, simple things that you can take to the next step, and it really helps you bring up your game. I definitely want to come back – the World Under-20s are in Kenya next year, that’s where I know I’m going to show out.”


Diarmuid O'Connor - Bandon AC


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Report from Frank Stam, Bandon AC - Diarmuid's Coach

There was some confusion after Diarmuid's decathlon - Even the camera man got it wrong. Diarmuid won the final event, the 1500m, and cameraman kept chasing him, while Diarmuid went about congratulating the medal winners who already had flags around their necks.


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Diarmuid was a bit unsettled for both the 100m and Long Jump, but scored a little above PB level. Then his mood fell with Shot Put that was almost 2m down on his PB. However there was a long break after the Shot, and he came back strongly with a new spirit, and jumped five consecutive High Jump PB's.

In the 400m, he probably went out bit too fast, in Lane 7, however his time was very close to a PB. His score after Day 1 was 3569 points. Day 1 ended with 6th place, from 16 participants, which was a happy surprise. The challenge was to not drift out of top 10 the next day.

 Day 2 started with a bang, when he won the 110 hurdles, in 14.27 sec - His PB had been 14.45 sec.

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This was worth 940 points, and this became the highest score for this decathlon for all athletes. He was on a roll and continued, adding almost 2m to his Discus PB. He then added almost 5m to his Javelin PB. This was followed up when he equalled his Pole Vault PB.

He won the 1500m in a time just 2 seconds over his PB, but still fast enough to break the National Outdoor Youth Decathlon record with a total of 6792 points, 40 points more than Daniel Ryan scored in EYOF Tbilisi, in 2016.

Overall Diarmuid had 6 PB's in all, and retained his 6th place from day 1. Compared to the athletes who finished above him, who have more balanced scores, for the future, Diarmuid still has two events that he can work, on to catch up with them.


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Aoife O’Sullivan - Liscarroll AC

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Aoife O’Sullivan qualifies for High Jump Final with a first time clearance at 1.75m


Second Gold for Rhadisat Adeleke!

Rhadisat Adeleke, Tallaght AC won her second Gold medal of the Games, winning the 200m, to add to her 100m Gold from earlier in the week




Summary of Irish performances will be updated periodically here


Sean Maher - Hammer Throw -13th 56.48m

Cian Dunne - 400m Hurdles - 5th in Heat - 59.25 sec

Rhasidat Adeleke - 200m - 1st in Heat - 24.36 sec

Charles Okafor - 200m - 6th in Heat 22.85 sec


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