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Irish Team Named For European Indoor Athletics Championships

Irish Team Named For European Indoor Athletics Championships

An Irish team of 16 athletes has been named for next month's European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow.

It features some of Irish athletics' top names in Ciara Mageean, Phil Healy, Mark English and Thomas Barr.

Healy, the fastest Irish woman ever over 100m and 200m, will go in the 400m. She is ranked fourth in European this season.

Mageean last week broke her own Irish record for the 1500m indoors - she is ranked fifth at that distance. The Down athlete will also go in the 3000m.

Mark English, a silver medallist at these championships four years ago in Prague, has come back into form. He won his six national indoor title for 800m over the weekend and like Mageean is also ranked fifth.

The championships take place from March 1st - 3rd.

The full Irish team is as follows:

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Women

60m

Molly Scott (SLOT), Lauren Roy (City of Lisburn), Ciara Neville (Emerald)

400m

Phil Healy (Bandon), Sophie Becker (St Joseph’s)

800m

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Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (DSD)

1500m

Ciara Mageean (UCD)

High jump

Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley)

Men

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60m

Joseph Ojewumi (Tallaght)

400m

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank), Cillin Greene (Galway City Harriers)

800m

Mark English (UCD), Zak Curran (DSD), Conall Kirk (Annadale Striders)

3,000m

John Travers (Donore Harriers), Sean Tobin (Clonmel)

Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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