Athletics Healthy Outlook on Show at Home

Hot on the heels of two weekends of triumph at European and World Level Irish Athletics comes home for a period with the Morton Games taking centre stage tonight in Santry and the Irish Life sponsored National Track and Field Championships at the same venue the following weekend.

Phil Healy who broke the National senior 200m record at the Cork City Sports on Monday night, was on hand alongside European Championship hopeful Thomas Barr at the National Sports Campus this week to to launch the Irish Life Health National championships.

A number of Ireland’s best athletes will be on show including Mark English (UCD), Ciara Mageean (UCD) and Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) who recently won a silver medal in the high jump at the IAAF World U20 Championships.

RTÉ will show live coverage from the event on Sunday July 28th, and will have more Athletics and other sporting action on screen the following week as the combined new format of European Championships across seven sports gets underway in Berlin and Glasgow.

“Irish Life Health is delighted to sponsor the National Senior Track and Field Championships, and we’re excited for next weekend’s championships in Morton Stadium,” said Managing Director of Irish Life Health Jim Dowdall.

“Over recent weeks our junior athletes have achieved tremendous international success demonstrating the world class talent we have in Ireland and we encourage sports fans to come along to the national championships to see Ireland’s top athletes in action on home soil.”

Read our Exclusive Interview with Jim Dowdall from earlier this year on the importance of sport to the company.

“The National Senior Track and Field Championships is the corner stone of our athletics calendar,” added Athletics Ireland President Georgina Drumm.

“It is a great opportunity for fans to come see our best athletes competing on home soil before they travel to the European Championships in Berlin. “

“Athletics Ireland have a very special and historical relationship with Irish Life Health that we are especially proud of,” said newly appointed Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams.

“The bond between our two organisations is synonymous with health, happiness and performance and I encourage everyone to attend and enjoy the spectacle of viewing our premier athletes on display.”

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