MONAGHAN ATHLETE SELECTED FOR YOUTH OLYMPICS

17 July 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Phoenix Athlete Niamh Malone has been rewarded for her outstanding performances by gaining selection to the Irish team competing in the European Youth Olympics, taking place in Georgia. Niamh will take her place in the 26 strong team representing Ireland and will compete in the 400m Hurdle event.

Performances in the Tailteann games over 300m Hurdles and later as a guest in the Munster championships over 400m Hurdles in which she finished the senior race in third place gave the selection committee the information they needed in order to make their selection. Niamh has made steady progress in her Athletic career from her early days at Monaghan Phoenix with coaches Vera Duffy and Angelo McNally and continues to make progress under the tutelage of Brian Peppard and the talented group of athletes currently training with Phoenix. Niamh has had an excellent year winning provincial and national medals indoor and outdoor including national schools titles representing Castleblayney College. Niamh will also represent the Irish schools team in the SIAB games being held in Scotland this weekend.

The 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia and will take place from the …..

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