Irish Life Athletics Up for the Weekend

..A number of Ireland’s best athletes will be on show including Mark English and Ciara Mageean, as well as Thomas Barr and Kerry O Flaherty pictured above with Liz Rowen, Head of Marketing at Irish Life Health.

The Championships will be shown live on RTÉ 2 from 6pm – 8pm on Sunday 23rd July.

Barr will be chasing his 7th consecutive National Senior title at this year’s championships where he will be looking to put in a good performance ahead of the World Athletics Championships in London next month.

“This weekend’s competition is important for my lead up to the World Championships in London,” he said.

“We’re really looking forward to this weekend’s championships,” added Rowen.

“We’d encourage people to come along over the weekend, as it’s a great occasion to see Ireland’s top athletic talent in action on home soil.”

Irish Life Health came to life in the health insurance market last year when the parent company combined stakes it had in Aviva Health and Glohealth to produce a single brand with over 400,000 policy holders.

The original partnership between Glohealth and Irish Athletics was signed in 2014 and is due to run until the end of 2017.  The commitment to the sport was reaffirmed at the time of the merger and also encompasses the support of schools athletics previously under the Aviva banner as well as the popular fit4life programme run through athletics clubs across the country.

Irish Life is also a major supporter of the GAA’s commitment to healthy communities.

“This weekend is a great opportunity for fans to come and see our best athletes competing on home soil before they head to the World Championships and World University Games later this summer,” said Athletics Ireland President Georgina Drumm.

“I look forward to seeing some great performances and good crowds in Morton Stadium this weekend,” added Athletics Ireland CEO John Foley.

 

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