DCTC man set to represent Ireland in Italy (article by Derry City Track Club):
Derry City Track Club’s Conor McIlveen has been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming IPC European Championships. Ireland is sending a team of nine to the championships which will attract an entry of 600 athletes. It is the first time that McIlveen will represent Ireland in IPC competition and also is an opportunity for him to stake a claim to a place on the Irish team for the Paralympics in Rio later this year.
“It’s no more than Conor deserves,” said DTC coach Malcolm McCausland. “He only came down to us in January 2015 when his target was to break 64 seconds for 400m. Since then he has impressed me with his dedication and work ethic.
“He has deservedly improved immensely to the point where he can now run two laps at that target pace which could see him win the gold medal in his class at Grosseto.”
The 26-year-old IT specialist travels to Italy on June 6. He runs the 1500m final on June 12 with the semi-final of the 800m on June 15 and hopefully the final on June 16.
Click here for further details of Euro Championships HERE. Paralympics Ireland will be announcing the full European Championships squad “shortly”.