Derval 4th in Ostrava

Derval O'Rourke in action earlier this year

Derval O’Rourke has been busy on the international circuit over the past week. Following 13.35 and 13.21 finishes in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and Berlin respectively, she had a hugely improved performance at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava yesterday evening, finishing 4th in 12.95.

Full results

Derval will now lead the Irish women’s team that will be competing at the European Team Championships in Slovakia this weekend. In what is a great achievement for the club, there will be three Leevale athletes on the Irish team in total, Derval being joined by Deirdre Murphy (Discus), and the in-form Mark Hanrahan (5000m).

Team announcement