Irish athletics is in an undoubted period of success at the moment with wave after wave of young talent coming through and setting records at underage level.

The Irish Life Health National Indoor Juvenile Championships over the weekend saw a remarkable 13 Championship Records lowered including ones that had stood to Ciara Everard since 2008, to Nadia Power in the U189 Women’s 1500 metres and to Patience Jumbo-Gala in the 60-metre sprint.

In Belgrade, the wave before them was tearing up the track with Sarah Lavin becoming the first Irish athlete in 12 years, since David Gillick in Doha, to qualify for a World Indoor Final, finishing seventh in the 60 Metre hurdles and breaking 8 seconds for the first time.

The Men’s 4×400 metre Relay team also took seventh place in their event on yesterday’s final day of competition.

Meanwhile in Egypt, the success of Ireland’s Gymnasts continued with Rhys McClenaghan and Adam Steele claiming Gold and Bronze on pommel and floor respectively at the 2022 Cairo Artistic Gymnastics World Cup apparatus finals.

Teammate Eamon Montgomery finished in 5th place on the floor, this being his second-ever World Cup event and the second international event of 2022 for all the Irish gymnasts.

“A great performance from our men’s team out at the World Cup finals today in Cairo,” said Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher.

“With Rhys back on top of the podium for Pommel, Adam taking his podium place for floor and newcomer to the circuit Eamon in his 2nd consecutive world cup final – this really is very exciting for the future. Huge congratulations to our National Coach Luke Carson, personal coaches Will Banthorpe & Conor McGovern and our Performance & Technical Manager Sally Johnson.”