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European Indoor Championships Schedule Day 2 2017

European Indoor Championships Day 2 Schedule 2017

Belgrade, Serbia
Saturday March 4th


Phil Healy 60m Indoors Nat League 2017

 Bandon AC and Ireland's Phil Healycompeting at AIT Games last month


European Athletics website

Final Entry List

4 x 4 Relay Qualifiers

Championship Timetable



European Indoor Championships - TV Schedule

 RTE2 LogoBBC 2 Logo
Saturday March 4th  17:30-20:15   08:30-10:00, 16:15-20:15 
Sunday March 5th  15:15-19:00 14:30-19:00

Live Streaming

The event is being streamed live on Eurovision Sports

Irish in Action on Day 2


 08:45 W 60m Round 1 Phil Healy, Ciara Neville
18:45 W 1500m Final Ciara Mageean


Day 1 Reports

Cork Athletics Report

Phil Healy 3rd, in 54.80, in Dramatic 400m Heat at European Indoors


Women's 400m Denisa Rosolová Crash - European Indoor Athletics Championships Belgrade 2017


Bandon AC's Phil Healy opened well in heat 5 of 6. It was neck-and-neck coming to the 200m mark, with Healy on the rail, however things went awry at that point.

French Athlete, Guei, as the BBC put it, 'shoulder charged' Rosolova, on Phil's right, who then unintentionally, and badly, impeded Phil, resulting in a major loss of momentum. Rosolova was then accidentally clipped by Healy, falling heavily to the track. Rosolova was stretchered off afterwards.

In the meantime, Healy regained her composure and chased down the three ahead, but faded slightly on the final bend, finishing in 54.80, just 1.31 sec off her PB, set last month. This was a fantastic achievement, given the drama, and her complete loss of momentum, at the 200m mark.

Guei, the French athlete was subsequently disqualified. No word yet on any possible Irish appeal on Phil's behalf.

Update: Brian Gregan qualified automatically, in second place, in the mens 400m, in 47.62


Athletics Ireland Reports - Feidhlim Kelly

Gregan Stars in Morning Session in Belgrade

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) was the highlight Irish performer on the first morning session of the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade advancing to the semi-finals of the mens' 400m.

Gregan was drawn with championship favourite Pavel Maslak (Czech Republic) and managed his race well to finish second in 47.62 to qualify automatically. Maslak won in 47.52. The semi-finals are later this evening at 17:05 and Gregan said “I got through and that’s the main thing. I’m looking forward to tonight.”

Sinead Denny (DSD) got Irish interest underway finishing fourth in heat 1 of the women’s 400m heats in 54.20. Unfortunately the heats were redrawn and she had the difficult task of running from lane 1 and missed out on a fastest qualifier spot.

Phil Healy (Bandon) finished third in a physical 400m heat, where she was checked heavily at the bell, with her time of 54.80 not enough to advance. "It was just a disaster of a race, all around, out there, but I'll learn a huge amount," said Healy who will now turn her attention to the 60m heats tomorrow morning.

Zak Curran (DSD) was the last of the Irish in action finishing fifth in his 800m heat in 1:50.87 and didn’t advance.

The men’s 60m hurdles heats were cancelled so that sees Ben Reynolds (North Down) competing in the semi-finals later this afternoon at 15:45


Mageean through to European final

Ciara Mageean (UCD) battled her way through to the women’s 1500m final at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

It didn’t go to plan with Mageean finishing fourth in her heat in 4:12.81 to edge through as one of the three fastest non-automatic qualifiers. Sweden’s Meraf Bahta won in 4:12.39.

The Portaferry woman was in the top two automatic positions for most of the race but was run out at the finish.

“I didn’t want to leave it that late as a fastest loser. My plan was to get one or two but I’m through to the final and that’s all that matters,” said Mageean afterwards. Kerry O'Flaherty (Newcastle) finished 6th in 4:23.82 in heat three of the 1500m and didn’t advance.

John Travers (Donore Harriers), after stopping briefly on the first lap due to an apparent false start, finished seventh in 3:59.72 in the men's 1500m heat.

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) was disappointed to finished sixth in his 400m semi-final in 48.08. Ben Reynolds (North Down) also bowed out in sixth in his 60m hurdles semi-final in 7.81 seconds.



John Travers through to 1500 final after appeal

John Travers (Donore Harriers) has advanced to the men’s 1500m final after an appeal following a seventh place finish in 3:59.72 in his heat.

A false start recall led to him stopping for several seconds along with Spanish athlete Marc Alcala. Team manager Patsy McGonagle successfully appealed afterwards where Alcala also advanced with the referee citing rule 146.3.



Athletics Ireland Press Release, Mon Feb 27th - Feidhlim Kelly

The European Indoor Championships in Belgrade on March 3rd-5th highlights the week ahead.

There will be ten Irish athletes competing in Belgrade – Amy Foster (City of Lisburn) has had to withdraw from the 60m.

The Irish team for the European Indoor Championships:

Phil Healy (Bandon) 60m, 400m

Ciara Neville (Emerald) 60m

Sinead Denny (DSD) 400m

Ciara Mageean (UCD) 1500m

Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle) 1500m

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) 400m

Zak Curran (DSD) 800m

John Travers (Donore Harriers) 1500m

Tomas Cotter (Dunleer) 3,000m

Ben Reynolds (North Down) 60m hurdles

Team Manager: Patsy McGonagle


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