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Three St Mary’s Athletes Selected for Ireland at European Championships

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Three St Mary’s Athletes Selected for Ireland at European Championships

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St Mary’s University has had three alumni and Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC) athletes selected to represent Athletics Ireland at the inaugural multi-sport European Championships.

The competition, which got underway on Thursday and takes place in Glasgow and Berlin, also features 15 St Mary’s athletes representing Great Britain and has already seen alumni Karen Bennett and Matilda Horn win Silver in the Women’s Eight.

Alumnus Stephen Scullion will run for Ireland in the Men’s 10,000m final on Tuesday 7th August, meaning St Mary’s will have three representatives in the race, with Britain’s Andy Vernon and Chris Thompson also competing.

EPACC athlete Zak Curran has been selected to compete for Ireland in the Men’s 800m alongside Brits Elliot Giles and Daniel Rowden, with heats beginning on Thursday 9th August, and Paul Pollock, who competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, is running in the Men’s Marathon on the competition’s final day on Sunday 12th August.

Director of Sport at St Mary’s Andrew Reid-Smith, said, “It’s a real achievement to have thirteen runners who’ve been supported by our EPACC programme selected for the endurance events.  We look forward to seeing all the athletes competing.”

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