Derval O’Rourke eased her way through to the semis of the 100m hurdles at Daegu this morning, finishing second in her heat to event favourite, Sally Pearson of Australia. Although she qualified comfortably, her time, one of her slowest in Championship action to date, means that she is ranked 18th overall going into the semis, and so will require a much improved performance tomorrow to have a chance of reaching the final.

Full results

Leevale will have two athletes in action tomorrow (Saturday) morning, Derval O’Rourke in the 100m hurdles at 11:15 am and Ciarán Ó Lionáird in the 1500m at 12:15pm. Leevale members and supporters can watch the action in Pa Johnsons pub on Devonshire Street from 11am. All are welcome.