Athletics Ireland has named a squad of 38 athletes for the upcoming European Athletics Championships taking place in Munich on August 15-21.

Previous European championship medal winners Thomas Barr, Ciara Mageean, and Mark English are among those who will travel alongside world indoor finalist Sarah and a number of Olympians from Tokyo including Sarah Healy and Andrew Coscoran.

Irish relay teams have performed well in global competition over the past 12 months and the women’s 4x400m team looks particularly strong with Rhasidat Adeleke, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker, Sharlene Mawdsley, Cliodhna Manning, and Roisin Harrison all confirmed to travel to Munich.

Four-time Olympian Fionnuala McCormack heads up a strong women’s marathon team which also includes Aoife Cooke and Ann Marie McGlynn.

Leon Reid has been named in the team and cleared to compete in the Championships. He was prevented from running at the Tokyo Olympics due to a court case which was heard in February of this year resulting in a suspended jail term.

The team also includes an excellent blend of developing athletes including Kate O’Connor, and the recent record-breaking UCD pair of Darragh McElhinney and Israel Olatunde.

“With 31 individual athletes and the relay team selected this is the largest cohort we have ever sent to a major championship, despite the higher qualification standards than any previous edition of this championships, and with 25 athletes inside the A standard,” said an upbeat Director of High Performance, Paul McNamara.

“This team includes multiple athletes, both seasoned campaigners and rising stars, that are primed to make an impact, demonstrating both enhanced depth and breadth in our athlete cohort.”

“It’s been a busy season with World Championships and Commonwealth Games for many of this squad, but the European Championships has been the primary focus for 2022.”

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