WHEELCHAIR SPORT Irish Team Announced for World Junior Wheelchair and Amputee Athletics Championships

Irish Athletics Team Announced for the World Junior Wheelchair & Amputee Athletics Championships

Wednesday 28th June, 2006

IWA Sport’s Director of Sport, Mairead Farquharson today named an 18 member team to represent Ireland at the 2nd World Junior Athletics Championships which will take place in Morton Stadium, Santry from July 14th – 16th.

The championships will feature 105 athletes from 15 countries and will feature a number of athletes who have represented their countries at Paralympic and World level. Names include Swiss star and paralympic medalist Marcel Hug, Germany’s Alhassane Baldé and USA’s Jordan Bird also includes Cork’s Orla Barry and Dublin’s David Griffith amongst others.

In commenting of the upcoming event, Mairead Farquharson stated “IWA-Sport is proud to host this import World Championships. We are extremely proud on our athletes and this is a great opportunity to see our young and upcoming talent compete against the world’s best on home soil.”

Name                 Town                        Events   
Keith Armstrong  KilcooleWicklow           100m, 200m, Shot Putt & Discus
Jamie Boyle        Nenagh, CoTipperary  Discus & Shot Putt
Orla Barry          Ladysbridge, Co Cork  Discus, Shot Putt & Javelin
John Glynn         Swords, Co Dublin       100m, 200m, 400m & 800m
David Griffith      Finglas, Co Dublin       400m, 800m, 1500m & 5000m
Sarah Smyth      Beaumont. Dublin       Discus & Shot Putt
Cian Riesenbeck Dunmanway, Co Cork Discus & Shot Putt
David Berry        Douglas, Co Cork       Discus, Shot Putt & Javelin
Cora Breen         Gorey, Co Wexford    100m, 200m, Shot Putt, Javelin & Discus
Keith Kiely          Finglas, Dublin            Discus, Shot Putt & Javelin
Daniel Jordan     Rathfarnham, Dublin    Discus, Shot Putt & Javelin
Lorraine Regan   Tullamore, Co Offaly   Discus, Shot Putt & Javelin
Daniel Riordan    Newbridge, Co Kildare 100m, 200m, Shot Putt, Javelin & Discus
Sean Kelly          Dorset, UK                 100m, 200m, 400m & 800m
Niall McVeigh       Newry, Co Down        Javelin
Colin Byrne         Bunclody, Wexford     Discus & Shot Putt
Michael O’Cearra Fairview, Dublin          100m & 200m
Conor Nolan        Malahide, Dublin         Discus, Shot Putt & Javelin

Seamus Wall  Team Manager
Pat Furlong  Field Coach
Patrice Dockery  Track Coach

For further information please contact

IWA-Sport at 01-8186453 or email press@iwasport.com 
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