European and World selection for Northern Ireland trio!

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European and World selection for Northern Ireland trio!

Northern Ireland athletes have been selected to represent Ireland at two major upcoming events, the European Under 20 Athletics Championships in Grosseto, Italy (20th – 23rd July 2017) and the Para Athletics World Championships in London, England (14th – 23rd August 2017).

James Edgar (City of Lisburn AC / Heather Ardis) is part of a forty-strong Ireland team selected for the European Under 20 Athletics Championships.  Current Ulster Schools, Irish Schools and NI & Ulster Senior 5,000m Champion James will compete in the 5,000m.

The full Ireland team for the European Under 20 Athletics Championships can be found HERE.

Top Paralympic stars Jason Smyth (Derry Track Club) and Michael McKillop (North Belfast Harriers / Paddy McKillop) will compete at the prestigious Para Athletics World Championships in London.

Both athletes will line-up in the events which they have dominated at the highest level, with Jason running his favourite 100m and 200m and Michael taking on the 800m and 1500m.  The full Ireland team for the Para Athletics World Championships can be found HERE.