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European Youth Olympic Festival 2022

European Youth Olympic Festival 2022

Banksa - Bystrica, Slovakia 

24 July -30 July 2022

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Schedule & Results


Saturday 30th July 

The final day of action started with Lucy Foster of Willowfield A.C who achieved a 10th place finish in the Girls 1500m final with a time of 4:34.39

The 3000m Girls Final featured Clodagh Gill of Moy Valley A.C who just missed out on a medal finishing in 4th place with a personalised best of 9:47.25

The last of the Irish in Action was the Boys Medley Relay Team who finished in 6th place with a time of 1:57.79


That concludes an exciting EYOF T&F with a bronze medal for Sean Cronin ( Clonliffe Harriers A.C)   and three  4th place finishes for Cormac Dixon ( Tallaght A.C)  , Clodagh Gill ( Moy Valley A.C.) and Leevale A.C. 's Nicole Dinan


Cork Athlete Results 

Athlete Club Event  Place ( Time)
Okwu Backari Leevale A.C

Long Jump 

100m Hurdles

Medley Relay

11th place in Final (5.39m)

5th place in Heat (14.11s PB) 

3rd place in Heat ( 2:16.44 mins) 

Hannah Falvey Belgooly A.C


Medley Relay 

8th place in Semi Final ( 26.11s)

3rd place in Heat (2:16.44 mins) 

Senan O Reilly  St. Catherine's A.C 800m 4th place in Semi Final ( 1:58.23 mins) 
Nicole Dinan Leevale A.C 800m 4th place  in Final (2:12.92mins)
Maeve Fleming  Leevale A.C High Jump 8th place in Qualification Group B ( 1.65m)

Athletics Day 5- Friday 29th July 

The morning session started with the Girls Medley Team in action . Cork Athletes Hannah Falvey ( Belgooly A.C ) and Okwu Backari ( Leevale A.C) took part in the first 2 legs with Amy Jo Kierans ( Monaghan) and Hollie Kilroe ( Suck Valley A.C.) completing the team . The girls finished in 3rd place just outside qualification with a time of 2:16.44 mins . 

Post Relay Interview

Okwu Relay

Okwu Backari , Leevale A.C.

The Boys Medley Relay finished in an impressive second place to gain qualification to Saturdays final with a time of 1:58.52. The team featured Jesse Osas ( Ratoath A.C), Toby Thompson ( Ballymena & Antrim A.C.) , Cormac Crotty (Cavan) and Jason O'Reilly ( Killarney) .  

Boy's Post Relay Interview

 Boys Medley Relay

Boys Medley Relay 



Tallaght A.C.'s Cormac Dixon finished just outside the medals in 4th place in the Boys 3000m Final with a personal best of 08:28.62.Cormac was only 0.07seconds off a bronze medal but knocked 12 seconds off his  personal best . 

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Cormac Dixon , Tallaght A.C.


The last Irish athlete of the morning session , Cian Crampton ( Edenderry A.C) had a PB throw of 54.76m in the Boys Discus Final to finish in 5th position.

Crampton Discus picture

Cian Crampton , Edenderry A.C


The final Irish Athlete in action of the day was Toby Thompson ( Ballymena & Antrim A.C.) who came 5th in the Boys 200m Final with a time of 22.19s.


Irish Athletes in Action - Saturday 30th July 

Lucy Foster (Willowfield A.C)- 1500m Girls Final -10.10 CEST ( 9.10 Irish Time ) 

Clodagh Gill ( Moy Valley A.C.)  - 3000m Girls Final - 10.23am CEST ( 9.23am Irish Time ) 

Boys Medley Relay Final - 11.15am CEST ( 10.15am Irish Time ) 



Athletics Day 4 - Thursday 28th July

The day started off with Leevale AC athlete Okwu Backari taking part in her second event of the week, 100m Hurdles. Okwu achieved a PB of 14.11 sec which unfortunately was just outside the qualification for the semi final 

Okwu Hurdles 2

Okwu Backari, Leevale AC

Hannah Falvey of Belgooly AC lined up in Lane 8 for the Girls 200m Semi-Final. Hannah finished in 8th position with a time of 26.11 sec


Hannah Falvey's Post Race Interview

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Hannah Falvey, Belgooly A.C 


Maeve Fleming (Leevale AC) just missed out on qualification in the Girls High Jump, when she was eliminated on countback, with a jump of 1.65m.


Maeve Fleming Interview


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Maeve Fleming, Leevale AC


Cork's final athlete of the day, Nicole Dinan of Leevale AC was very unlucky to finish just outside the medal positions, in 4th place, with a time of 2:12.92 in 800m Girls Final


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Nicole Dinan, Leevale AC 


Toby Thompson of Ballymena & Antrim AC qualified in Boys 200m Heat with a time of 22.26s. Toby will feature in the final tomorrow at 19.35 CEST (18.35 Irish Time)


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Toby Thompson, Ballymena & Antrim AC 


The final Irish athlete of the day was Hollie Kiroe of Suck Valley A.C who came in 8th position in the Girls 400m Final with a time of 57.54 sec


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Hollie Kilroe, Suck Valley AC


Irish Athletes in Action on Friday 29th July 

Girls Relay 10:05 CEST (9:05am Irish Time ) - Hannah Falvey (Belgooly AC), Okwu Backari (Leevale AC), Amy Jo Kierans, Hollie Kilroe

Boys Relay 10.35 CEST ( 9.35am Irish Time ) - Cormac Crotty , Jesse Osas ,Jason O Reilly, Toby Thompson

Cian Crampton ( Edenderry A.C)  - Boys Discus - 10.42am CEST ( 9.42 am Irish Time ) 

Cormac Dixon( Tallaght A.C)  - 3000m Boys - 11.00am CEST ( 10.00am Irish Time ) 

Toby Thompson (Ballymena & Antrim AC) - 200m Boys Final 19:35 CEST (18.35 Irish Time) 



Athletics Day 3 - Wednesday 28th July

Belgooly AC athlete Hannah Falvey qualified automatically from heat 3 in the Girls 200m with a time of 25.71 sec. Hannah's 200m Semi Final will take place Thursday 29th at 11:42am CEST (10:42am Irish Time)


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Hannah Falvey, Belgooly AC 


Lucy Foster of Willowfield AC also featured in Wednesday morning session with a 3rd place finish finish in Heat 2 of Girls 1500m which gains her a place in the Girls 1500m Final on Saturday 30th July at 10:15am CEST (9:15am Irish Time)


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Lucy Foster, Willowfield AC


Irish Athletes in Action Thursday 28th July

Okwu Backari, Leevale AC - 100m Hurdles - 10:32am CEST (9:32am Irish Time)

 Toby Thompson, Ballymena Antrim AC - 200m Boys Heat 2 - 11:07am CEST (10:07am Irish Time) 

Hannah Falvey, Belgooly AC - 200m Semi Final - 11:42am CEST ( 10.42am Irish Time ) 

Maeve Fleming, Leevale AC - High Jump Qualification - 16.35 CEST (15:35 Irish Time) 

Nicole Dinan , Leevale AC - 800m Final - 18:05 CEST (17:05 Irish Time) 

Hollie Kilroe, Suck Valley AC - 400m Final - 18:20 CEST (17:20 Irish Time)

Athletics Day 2 - Tuesday 26th July

Tuesday saw the action start with Corks own Senan O'Reilly (St Catherines AC) who qualified from his heat in 4th place with a time of 1:58.23. The final is due to take place on Friday 29th July at 18:25 (17:25 Irish Time) 


Senan O'Reilly, St. Catherines AC


Okwu Backari was back in action today in the Girls Long Jump Final. Okwu's 2nd round jump of 5.39m resulted in an 11th place finish for the Leevale Athlete. Okwu is due to take part in the 100m Hurdles on Thursday 28th at 10:32am CEST (9:32am Irish time). Girls Relay on Friday morning at 10:15am CEST (9:15am Irish Time) 


Okwu Day 2 jump

Okwu Backari, Leevale AC


The first Irish medal of the championship was won by Sean Cronin of Clonliffe Harriers AC who won a bronze medal in the Boys 1500m final with a time of 4:02.81


Sean Cronin Clonliffe

 Sean Cronin, Clonliffe Harriers AC

Boys 1500m Medal Ceremony

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Sean Cronin Medal Presentation


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Boys 1500m Podium Sean Cronin being Presented with his Medal


The final Irish Athlete of the day, Jesse Osas (Ratoath AC) finished in 6th place in the Boys 100m final with a personal best of 10.86 sec. This highly contested final resulted in 5 out of the 8 athletes achieving personal bests

 Jesse Osas Final

Jesse Osas, Ratoath AC


Wednesday 27th July

Hannah Falvey, Belgooly A.C - 200m Girls Heat - 10:54am CEST (9:54am Irish Time )

Lucy Foster, Willowfield A.C - 1500m Girls - 11:31am CEST (10:31am Irish Time)

Athletics Day 1 - Monday 25th July 

Monday saw the first action for the athletes in Slovakia including 2 cork athletes in action

A jump of 5.41m was enough for Okwu Backari of Leevale to qualify in Group A for the Girls Long Jump Final. Okwu achieved this in her first jump, followed by jumps of 5.09m and 4.96m in her 2nd and 3rd rounds . The jump of 5.41m saw Okwu finish 5th in group A and joint 9th between the 2 groups. Girls Long Jump final is due to take place on Tuesday 26th July at 17.55 CEST (16:55 Irish Time) 

Okwu Photo

 Okwu Bakari, Leevale AC


Nicole Dinan (Leevale AC) qualified automatically in 3rd place in Heat 1 of 800m with a time of 2:12.56. Nicole will be in lane 7 in the 800m final, on Thursday 29th July, at 18:05 (17:05 Irish Time) 


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Two other Irish athletes were in action today. Jesse Osas (Ratoath AC, Meath) had a massive PB of 10.91sec, to finish 2nd in his 100m heat, and qualify for the boys 100m final tomorrow Tuesday at 20:20 (19:20 Irish time). Hollie Kilroe (Suck Valley AC)  made it 4 out of 4 irish athletes to qualify for Thursdays Girls 400m Final with a time of 56.86sec


Tuesday 26th July 

Irish Athletes in Action 

Senan O Reilly ( St Catherines )- 800m - 10.40(9.40 Irish Time)

Okwu Backari - Long Jump - 17:55 (16:55 Irish Time) 

Jesse Osas -100m Boys Final -20:20 (19:20 Irish Time)

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