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Day 1 of European Championships 2016

Busy Day 1 for Irish at Euros with extensive RTE coverage

World Championship Medal Presentation to Olive Loughnane

Olive Loughnane World 20k Racewalk Championhip Medal

Olive Loughnane

One of the Championship highlights for Cork and Galway athletics, and indeed Irish athletics, will be the podium presentation of her 2009 World 20km Racewalking Championship medal to Olive Loughnane.  The timing of the medal ceremony is still unclear, but is expected to take place around 7pm Irish time.  Cork born Olive lives in Coachford, but grew up in Loughrea, Galway, where she was a member of Loughrea AC.

Podium Presentation and Anthem for Olive Loughnane


European Championships App

European Championships 2016 App

The Amsterdam2016 App keeps you updated with all the news on the European Athletics Championships, taking place from 6-10 July in Amsterdam. It contains not only the complete programme, but also extensive information on all participating athletes, side events, video’s, a plan of the Olympic Stadium and a social feed. Don’t miss a second of your favourite athletes by putting together your own time schedule and get notified when your favourite events start. Download the app and stay up-to-date!

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Daily Schedules on Cork Athletics Event Calendar


Athletics Ireland Release

The European Athletics Championships gets underway tomorrow with a busy schedule for the Irish and extensive live coverage on RTE 2.

Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers), Craig Lynch (Shercock) and David Gillick (DSD) will compete in the individual 400m at 12:35 Irish time. Mens 400m Startlists

Gregan, a former European U23 silver medallist in 2011, is coached by John Shields and won a thrilling national championships in a season’s best of 46.28. He has a personal best of 45.53 and made the semi-finals in 2014 along with being part of the relay team that set two Irish records and finished fifth. He is a sports science graduate from DCU and will be looking to match his performances from Zurich.

Craig Lynch makes his individual debut at this level and ran a personal best of 46.40 to finish second at the recent national championships. He is coached by Jeremy Lyons and is a secondary school science teacher. Lynch has formed the backbone of relay teams in recent years having stepped up from the 100m and 200m.

David Gillick, the Irish record holder with 44.77, has made an excellent return to competitive action and has been guided by Athletics Ireland Regional Development Officer Daniel Kilgallon in Tallaght. Gillick will be looking to use his experience and guide the relay team to more success and an Olympic berth.

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) and Paul Byrne (St Abban’s) compete in the 400m Hurdles at 14:05 Irish time.  Mens 400m Hurdles Startlist

Barr and Byrne train together in the University of Limerick under the guidance of Haley and Drew Harrison. Barr has a best of 48.65 seconds and famously won the World University Games last year. He has just been returning to action from injury and made his outdoor competitive debut at the national championships – winning his fifth national title.

Paul Byrne made the move down to Limerick to train with Barr and it has paid dividends. Byrne has a personal best of 50.72 seconds and set a national 300m hurdles best of 36.88 back in 2014. He competed in the European U23 Championships in 2011 and makes his senior debut in Amsterdam.

Tomas Cotter (Dunleer) makes his senior championship debut in the 3,000m steeplechase at 16:55. The Louth man has been based in the United States the last number of years and made an NCAA final for Wichita State University. He is guided by long-time coach David Carrie who has made a major impact in Dunleer guiding hundreds of runners across the line in the Dublin Marathon.  

Claire Mooney (Naas) and Sinead Denny (DSD) go in the 400m at 12:10 Irish time having had excellent seasons to date. Womens 400m Startlist

Mooney has returned from St John’s University in New York where she has had a breakthrough season clocking 53.17 seconds for the one lap distance.
Sinead Denny has been going from strength to strength over the last number of years and is coached by Paul Opperman who was on the men’s 4x400m relay team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.   

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (DSD) is another to have had an excellent season making the NCAA championships with Villanova and dominating the national 800m – she has a personal best of 2:02.37. Womens 800m Startlist

Cleirigh Buttner, who runs at 17:25, had an exceptional schools career for Colaiste Iosagain where she was unbeaten for six years. She is coached by Gina Procaccio in Villanova who ran with Sonia O’Sullivan during her time there as an athlete.  

Wicklow women Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole), nee Britton, and Tara Jameson (Sli Cualann) run in the women’s 10,000m final at 18:00.  McCormack is a two-time European Cross Country Champion and has a European 3,000m indoor bronze medal. She has a best of 31:29.22 and finished an agonising fourth back in 2012. She is currently self-coached alongside her husband Alan McCormack – a former national cross country champion.

Tara Jameson had an excellent last season with Iona College finishing 7th in the NCAA 10,000m final. She has a personal best of 32:52.92 and is coached by Ricardo Santos. This is her senior championships debut.

Live Streaming

European Athletics will also stream the event live on homepage with English-language commen their respective Gold Medalstary, meaning athletics fans around the world will be able to watch the championships live in their entirety. The live streaming platform is provided in partnership with European Athletics' principal sponsor SPAR.

With the streaming of the individual feeds on platform, fans will also be able to follow the live streaming of specific events in their entirety.

As usual, Live Results will be available at

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16.30 - 19.45 15.30 - 18.45
15.30 - 20.00 14.30 - 19.00
17.30 - 21.55 16.30 - 20.55
19.00 - 22.10 18.00 - 21.10
09.15 - 11.00 08.15 - 10.00
16.45 - 19.25 15.45 - 18.25

Lindie Naughton's Schedule Summary

Wednesday July 6

12.10 Women’s 400m heats – Claire Mooney, Sinead Denny

12.35 Men’s 400m heats – Brian Gregan, Craig Lynch, David Gillick, Richard Morrissey

14.05 Men’s 400m hurdles heats – Thomas Barr, Paul Byrne

16.55 Men’s steeplechase heats – Tom Cotter

17.25 Women’s 800m heats – Siofra Cleirigh Buttner

18.00 Women’s 10,000m – Fionnuala McCormack, Tara Jameson

Thursday July 7

09.35 Women’s pole vault Q – Tori Pena

10.50 Men’s 200 heats – Marcus Lawler

15.15 Women’s 100m heats – Amy Foster

15.15 Men’s 400m hurdles SF

17.35 Women’s 400m SF

18.20 Men’s 1500m heats – Eoin Everard

18.48 Women’s 800m SF

Friday July 8

12.55 Men’s 110m hurdles heats – Ben Reynolds

13.30 Women’s steeplechase heats – Sarah Treacy, Michelle Finn, Kerry Harty

14.15 Women’s 400m hurdles heats – Christine McMahon

18.15 Women’s 1500 heats – Ciara Mageean, Rose Ann Galligan

18.50 Men’s 200m SF

19.15 Women’s 100m SF

19.40 Men’s 400m hurdles final

20.25 Women’s 400m final

21.25 Men’s steeplechase final

Saturday July 9

13.55 Women’s 4×400m heats

14.10 Men’s high jump – Barry Pender

12.25 Men’s 4×400m heats

19.15 Men’s 110m hurdles SF

19.20 Women’s pole vault final

19.40 Men’s 4×100m heats

20.00 Women’s 4×100m heats

20.20 Women’s 5000m final – Mary Cullen, Deirdre Byrne

21.40 Women’s 800m final

21.50 Men’s 1500m final

Sunday July 10

9.30 Women’s half marathon – Gladys Ganiel, Claire McCarthy

9.50 Men’s half marathon – Kevin Seaward, Mick Clohisey,??

17.00 Men’s high jump final

17.15 Women’s steeplechase final

17.35 Women’s 4×100m final

17.45 Women’s 1500m final

17.55 Men’s 4×100m final

18.10 Men’s 5000m final – Kevin Batt

18.30 Men’s 800m final

18.40 Women’s 4×400m final

18.50 Men’s 4×400m final

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