Triple Jumper Sarah Buggy has been named in the Irish squad for the European Athletics Team Championships First League in the Finnish university town of Vaasa on June 23-25.
The competition sees twelve nations looking to gain one of the three promotion spots to the European Team Championships Super League in 2019.
Buggy sealed her place on the squad following her win in the senior women’s triple jump at the Irish Life Health National Indoor championships on February 19.
Buggy claimed gold following a jump of 12.86m in what was her second indoor title to cap an incredible start to 2017.
She won the IUAA indoors on February 10, jumping 13.05m which was a IUAA and stadium record of AIT international arena.
She was also second in the British Indoor championships jumping an indoor PB of 13.08m and she won the Irish life health AAI games on February 5 with a jump of 12.96m.
Buggy will link up with a star-studded squad that includes high profile Olympic 400 metre hurdler Thomas Barr.
Athletics Ireland High Performance Director Paul McNamara views this as a very important competition.
McNamara said: “The European Team Championships is an incredibly important competition for Irish athletics and it is heartening to see so many of our big name competitors embrace the opportunity to contribute points to a team score.
“We have an excellent record of fielding our strongest teams at this event and this year is no exception.
“While in recent editions we have fared very well on the track, we have the potential to make a real impact in the jumps and throws this year also.
“Youth is a strong characteristic of this year’s squad, with a significant number of Junior’s and U23’s earning their selection across the spectrum of events.”
|100m||Eanna Madden||Carrick on Shannon AC||Hayley and Drew Harrison|
|200m||Marcus Lawler||St Laurence O Toole AC||Patricia Lawler|
|400m||Brian Gregan||Clonliffe Harriers AC||John Shields|
|800m||Mark English||UCD AC||Steve Magness|
|1500m||Paul Robinson||St Coca’s AC||Nic Bideau|
|3000m||John Travers||Donore Harriers AC||Jerry Kiernan|
|5000m||Mark Christie||Mullingar Harriers AC||Jerry Kiernan|
|3k SC||David Flynn||Clonliffe Harriers AC||Andrew Kaster|
|110mH||Ben Reynolds||North Down AC||Tom Reynolds|
|400mH||Thomas Barr||Ferrybank AC||Hayley and Drew Harrison|
|High Jump||Ryan Carthy Walsh||Adamstown AC||Brid Golden & Nicky Cowman|
|Long Jump||Adam McMullen||Crusaders AC||Alan Kennedy|
|Triple Jump||Denis Finnegan||Riocht AC|
|Pole Vault||Sean Roth||DSD AC||Christine Adams|
|Shot Putt||Sean Breathnach||Galway City Harriers AC|
|Discus||Colin Quirke||Crusaders AC|
|Hammer||Dempsey McGuigan||Finn Valley AC|
|Javelin||Stephen Rice||Clonliffe Harriers AC|
|4 x 100m Relay||Marcus Lawler||St Laurence O Tooles AC||Patrica Lawler|
|4 x 100m Relay||Eanna Madden||Carrick on Shannon AC||Hayley and Drew Harrison|
|4 x 100m Relay||Mark Smyth||Raheny Shamrock AC||Kay Bannon|
|4 x 100m Relay||Christian Robinson||QUB AC|
|4 x 100m Relay||Stephen Gaffney||Rathfarnham WSAF AC||Ciaran McDonagh|
|4 x 400m Relay||Brian Gregan||Clonliffe Harriers AC||John Shields|
|4 x 400m Relay||Mark English||UCD AC||Steve Magness|
|4 x 400m Relay||Thomas Barr||Ferrybank AC||Hayley and Drew Harrison|
|4 x 400m Relay||Chris O’Donnell||North Sligo AC||Roddy Gaynor|
|4 x 400m Relay||Luke Lennon Ford||Clonliffe Harriers AC|
|4 x 400m Relay||Andrew Mellon||Crusaders AC||Brendan McConville|
|100m||Amy Foster||City Of Lisburn AC||David Reid|
|200m||Phil Healy||Bandon AC||Shane McCormack|
|400m||Sinead Denny||DSD AC||Paul Opperman|
|800m||Claire Mooney||Naas AC|
|1500m||Claire Tarplee||St Coca’s AC|
|3000m||Emma Mitchell||QUB AC||Eamonn Christie|
|5000m||Ann Marie McGlynn||Letterkenny AC||Colin Roberts|
|3k SC||Kerry O’Flaherty||Newcastle & District AC||Richard Rogers|
|110mH||Sarah Lavin||UCD AC||Noelle Morrissey|
|400mH||Christine McMahon||Ballymena & Antrim AC||Ian Neely|
|High Jump||Sommer Lecky||Finn Valley AC||Niall Wilkinson|
|Long Jump||Sarah McCarthy||Mid-Sutton AC||Sandra Daly|
|Triple Jump||Saragh Buggy||St. Abbans AC||Michael Kelly|
|Pole Vault||Sarah McKeever||DSD AC|
|Shot Putt||Clare Fitzgerald||Tralee Harriers AC||Sean Whitney|
|Discus||Clare Fitzgerald||Tralee Harriers AC||Sean Whitney|
|Hammer||Cara Kennedy||Ferrybank AC|
|Javelin||Grace Casey||Eire Og Corra Choill AC|
|4 x 100m Relay||Amy Foster||City Of Lisburn AC||David Reid|
|4 x 100m Relay||Ciara Neville||Emerald AC||Noelle Morrissey|
|4 x 100m Relay||Gina Akpe Moses||Birchfield||Andy Paul|
|4 x 100m Relay||Sharlene Mawdsley||Newport||Hayley and Drew Harrison|
|4 x 100m Relay||Niamh Whelan||Ferrybank AC||Brid Golden|
|4 x 100m Relay||Sarah Lavin||UCD AC||Noelle Morrissey|
|4 x 400m Relay||Sinead Denny||DSD AC||Paul Opperman|
|4 x 400m Relay||Phil Healy||Bandon AC||Shane McCormack|
|4 x 400m Relay||Sharlene Mawdsley||Newport||Hayley and Drew Harrison|
|4 x 400m Relay||Jenna Bromell||Emerald AC||Noelle Morrissey|
|4 x 400m Relay||Grainne Moynihan||West Muskerry AC||Ger Moynihan|