Timetable for Ireland squad at IAAF World Athletics Championships 2015:

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Countdown to Beijing:  Irish schedule for IAAF World Championships:

The IAAF World Championships (August 22-30) start this coming Saturday in the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing with an Irish squad of 16 athletes set to compete. Below is the Irish schedule for the event.  Time wise, Ireland is seven hours behind Beijing.

Saturday 22nd of August – Day 1

Mark English (UCD) and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) will get the Irish athletes underway on day 1 of the championships. It will be an early start for Irish fans watching from home to see if English advances to the semi-finals.

Men’s 800m heats:

Athlete: Mark English (UCD)

Irish Time: 4:50am/local time: 11:50

Men’s 400m hurdles heats:

Athlete: Thomas Barr (Ferrybank)

Irish time: 11:35am/local time:18:35

Sunday 23rd of August – Day 2 :

Men’s 20km Race Walk:

Athlete: Alex Wright

Irish time: 1:30am/local time: 8:30am

Men’s 400m hurdles semi-final:

Athlete: Thomas Barr

Irish time: 11:40am/local time: 18:40

Men’s 800m semi-final:

Athlete: Mark English

Irish time: 13:15/local time: 20:15

Monday 24th August – Day 3:

Women’s pole vault qualification:

Athlete: Tori Pena (Finn Valley)

Irish time: 2:30am/local time: 9:30am

Women’s 3,000m steeplechase heats:

Athletes: Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle), Sara Treacy (Dunboyne), Michelle Finn (Leevale)

Irish time: 2:45am/local time: 9:45am

Tuesday 25th August – Day 4:

Men’s 400m hurdles final:

Athlete: Thomas Barr

Irish time: 13:25/local time 20:25

Men’s 800m final:

Athlete: Mark English

Irish time: 13:55/local time: 20:55

Wednesday August 26th – Day 5:

Women’s 800m heats:

Athlete: Ciara Everard (UCD)

Irish time: 3:25am/local time: 10:25

Men’s 110m hurdles heats:

Athlete: Ben Reynolds

Irish time: 4:20am/local time: 11:20

Women’s pole vault final:

Athlete: Tori Pena

Irish time 12:00pm/Local time: 19:00

Women’s 200m heats:

Athlete: Kelly Proper

Irish time: 12:15pm/local time: 19:15

Women’s 3,000m steeplechase final:

Athletes:  Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn, Sara Treacy

Irish time: 14:00/local time: 21:00

Thursday August 27th – Day 6:

Men’s 110m hurdles semi-finals:

Athlete: Ben Reynolds

Irish time: 12:05pm/local time: 19:05

Women’s 200m semi-finals:

Athlete: Kelly Proper

Irish time: 12:35pm/local time: 19:35

Women’s 800m semi-finals:

Athlete: Ciara Everard

Irish time: 13:05/local time: 20:05

Friday August 28th – Day 7:

Women’s 200m final:

Athlete: Kelly Proper

Irish time: 14:00/local time: 21:00

Men’s 110m hurdles final:

Athlete: Ben Reynolds

Irish time:  14:20/local time: 21:20

Saturday August 29th – Day 8: Heffernan looks to defend his title..

Men’s 50km Race Walk:

Athletes: Robert Hefferan (Togher), Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny), Alex Wright (Leevale)

Irish time: 00:30/local time: 7:30

Men’s 4x400m relay heats:

Ireland: Thomas Barr, Mark English, Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers), Brian Murphy (Crusaders), Timmy Crowe (Clonliffe Harriers), Richard Morrissey (Crusaders)

Irish time: 3:40am/local time: 10:40

Women’s 800m final:

Athlete: Ciara Everard

Irish time: 12:15/local time: 19:15

Sunday August 30th – Day 9:

Men’s 4x400m final:

Irish time: 13:25/local time 20:25