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Phil Healy and Michelle Finn on Irish Team at World Student Games

2017 World University Games

Taipei, Taiwan

Saturday August 19th - Sunday August 28th 2017

 taipei universiade 2017 logo


29th Summer Universiade, Taipei, Taiwan


Phil Healy Cork City Sports Athlete of Month February 2017 2 michelle finn photo university of limerick
Phil Healy, pictured at a Cork City Sports award ceremony
 Michelle Finn pictured in a University of Limerick photo


Bandon AC's Phil Healy, representing UCC and Michelle Finn (Leevale AC), representing University of Limerick, are among the strong twelve person Irish Universities athletic squad, at the 2017 World University Games, which start next Sunday, in Taipei, Taiwan.

The athletics program begins on Wednesday 23rd. The Cork girls enter the action on Wednesday and Thursday, with Michelle Finn first to go, in the Women's 3000m heats, at 4:45am Irish time, while Phil Healy  goes in the Women's 200m heats, at 3:15am Irish time on Thursday.


Cian McManamon 20km Walk Race Dublin City University
Emma Mitchell 5,000m & 10,000m Queen's University Belfast
Kevin Kelly 1,500m Dublin City University
Marcus Lawler 100m & 200m Institute of Technology Carlow
Mark English 800m University College Dublin
Matthew Bergin 5,000m University of New Mexico
Michelle Finn 3,000m Steeplechase University of Limerick
Niamh Whelan 100m University of Limerick
Paul Byrne 400m Hurdles University of Limerick
Phil Healy 200m University College Cork
Sarah Lavin 100m Hurdles University College Dublin
Shona Heaslip 5,000m Institute of Technology Tralee


Selection Criteria

Student Sport Ireland website

Student Sport Ireland Facebook Page


Student Sport Ireland's World University Games Page

2017 World University Games Schedule & Results

Irish Universiade Athletics Programme

23rd August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Marcus Lawler 100m Heats 03:30
  Niamh Whelan 100m Heats 04:40
  Kevin Kelly 1500m Heats 12:05 noon
  Emma Mitchell 10,000m Final 12:45 noon
24th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Paul Byrne 400m Hurdles Heats 03:30
  Michelle Finn 3,000m Steeplechase Heats 04:45
25th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Sarah Lavin 100m Hurdles Heats 02:30
  Philomena Healy 200m Heats 03:15
  Marcus Lawler 200m Heats 04:15
  Emma Mitchell 5,000m Heats 13:30/13:55
  Shona Heaslip 5,000m Heats 13:30/13:55
26th August Athlete Event Round Time (GMT)
  Cian McManamon 20km Racewalk Final 02:00
  Mark English 800m Heats 04:05
  Matthew Bergin 5,000m Heats 14:10/14:35

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