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As athletes and support staff are formally selected to Team Ireland details will be avavilable in this section.

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Jamie Costin

Athletics – Men’s 50k Walk

From the Ring Gaeltacht in Co. Waterford, Jamie made his Olympic debut in 2000 in Sydney but received life t...

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Alastair Cragg

Athletics – Men’s 1,500 metres

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, of Irish stock, Alistair is Ireland’s leading middle distance runner...

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Martin Fagan

Athletics – Men’s Marathon

Martin (aged 25) comes from Mullingar and is only the second Westmeath track and field athlete to compete at...

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David Gillick

Athletics – Men’s 400 metres

Educated at St. Benildus College, Kilmacud, David runs out of Dundrum South AC in South Dublin. By winnin...

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Colin Griffin

Colin comes from Ballinamore, Co Leitrim and based in Limerick following his graduation from the University of Limerick. Aged 26 he comes from a big s...

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Robert Heffernan

Athletics – Men’s 20k Walk

The very impressive Togher, Cork City, athlete, still only 29, has a lifetime of experience in race walking,...

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Paul Hession

Athletics – Men’s 100 & 200 metres

Paul is the fastest man in Irish sprint history and is the current Irish record holder from 60 metre...

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Fionnuala Britton

Athletics – Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

This highly talented middle distance prospect comes from Wicklow Town and recently gained a ‘fir...

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Joanne Cuddihy

Athletics – Women’s 400 metres

Age 24, from Kilkenny City, Joanne is Ireland’s one-lap wonder. She was the first Irish female athlete t...

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Olive Loughnane

Athletics – Women’s 20k Walk

Making her third Olympic appearance, Olive was born in Cork and reared in Carrabane, Co. Galway. She was t...

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Roisin McGettigan

Athletics – Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase

From Wicklow Town, Roisin is now 28 and has a masters degree in counseling from Providence Coll...

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Derval O'Rourke

Athletics – Women’s 100 metres Hurdles

Ireland’s ‘golden girl’ of athletics comes from Cork City and has several college degrees from U...

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Eileen O'Keeffe

Women’s Hammer

Selected as Ireland’s athlete of the year in 2007, Eileen has her sights set on Olympic glory in Beijing next August. Sh...

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Thomas Chamney

Athletics – Men’s 800 metres

Born in Clonmel and brought up in Dublin, Ireland’s national 800m champion is 24 and a member of Crusaders ...

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Pauline Curley

Athletics – Women’s Marathon

One of Ireland’s most experienced and respected athletes, this Tullamore Harriers runner has won many Irish...

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Michelle Carey

Athletics – Women’s 400 metres Hurdles

This Dublin Strider athlete is Ireland’s national champion and has been training in recent times ...

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