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Laois runner Ava selected to represent Ireland at European Youth Olympic Festival

Ava OConnor

Yesterday, Tuesday June 25, Athletics Ireland announced its team that are travelling to Azerbaijan to take part in ‘Baku 2019’ XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).

Tullamore Harriers Ava O’Connor is one of the talented young athletes chosen to represent Ireland at the end of July. She will compete in the 1500m.

In an interview with LaoisToday, Ava mentioned that her goal for this year was to make the festival.

“Well for this year I hope to make the European Youth Olympic festival in Baku in July and do well in schools track. I hope to keep chipping away at my times and to challenge for major events. In the long run I hope to make it as a professional athlete,” she told us back in May.

The EYOF will feature seven days of competition in 10 sports such as wrestling, tennis, basketball, handball, swimming, volleyball, cycling, athletics, artistic gymnastics, judo at 12 competition venues.

Some 3,600 athletes and team officials are expected to take part in Baku 2019, assisted by 2,500 volunteers.

Congratulations Ava and best of luck.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.