Finn Valley AC pair Mark English and Brendan Boyce have been confirmed to represent Ireland at the World Championships in Oregon this month.
English, fresh off the back of winning an eighth National Championship last weekend in Santry, will compete in the 800m.
English won the 800m title with a time of 1:48.46, ahead of Kildare AC athlete John Fitzsimons who crossed the line in 1:49.10.
But the Letterkenny man will want to improve on that time when he competes at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Having competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, English was 8th fastest overall in the semi-final with a time of 1:45.55 but was 5th in his heat and a result, didn’t qualify for the final.
Meanwhile, Brendan Boyce is competing at his third World Championships as he tackles the 35km walk for the first time at the event.
Boyce was 6th in the 50km in Doha, Qatar in 2019, but the IAAF have since scrapped what was the Milford man’s preferred race distance.
The Championships begin two weeks today, running from the 15th July-24th July.
Selected athletes are as follows:
Athlete Club Event
Chris O’Donnell North Sligo AC Men’s 400m & Mixed 4x400m Relay
Mark English Finn Valley AC Men’s 800m
Andrew Coscoran Star of the Sea AC Men’s 1500m
Thomas Barr Ferrybank AC Men’s 400m Hurdles
Jack Raftery Donore Harriers AC Mixed 4x400m Relay
Luke Lennon Ford Clonliffe Harriers AC Mixed 4x400m Relay
Brendan Boyce Finn Valley AC Men’s 35km Walk
David Kenny Farranfore Maine Valley AC Men’s 20km Walk
Rhasidat Adeleke Tallaght ACWomen’s 400m/Mixed 4x400m Relay/Women’s 4x100m Relay
Sophie Becker Raheny Shamrock AC Women’s 400m & Mixed 4x400m
Louise Shanahan Leevale AC Women’s 800m
Sarah Healy UCD AC Women’s 1500m
Sarah Lavin Emerald AC Women’s 100m Hurdles & Women’s 4x100m Relay
Sharlene Mawdsley Newport AC Mixed 4x400m Relay
Molly Scott St. Laurence O’Toole AC Women’s 4x100m Relay
Joan Healy Leevale AC Women’s 4x100m Relay
Sarah Leahy Killarney Valley AC Women’s 4x100m Relay
Lauren Roy City of Lisburn AC Women’s 4x100m Relay
Adeyemi Talabi Longford AC Women’s 4x100m Relay
Kate Doherty** Dundrum South Dublin AC Women’s 4x100m Relay
** = Denotes a non-travelling reserve