Leevale Olympians Are Set To Take Centre Stage

Athletics Track & Field is still viewed the essence and core of the Olympics and Leevale’s three olympians are set to take centre stage over the coming days.
First up at the Olympic stadium on Friday July 30th is Louise Shanahan in the 800m. Louise will compete in heat 3 at 2:41am. The first 3(Q) form each heat and next 6 fastest(q) advance to semi-finals. Then on Sunday 1st August Michelle Finn takes to the track for the heats of the 3000m steeple chase at 1:40am.
In Sapporo on Thursday August 5th, Alex Wright will compete in the gruelling 50K walk. Alex is supported by Lauren Wright on the support table.
Schedule for all Irish Athletes- Listed as Irish time (Heat times TBC)

Friday July 30th

  • 800m Heats: Nadia Power (Heat 2 – 02.33am), Louise Shanahan (Heat 3 – 02.41am), Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Heat 4 – 02.49am) – First 3(Q) form each heat and next 6 fastest(q) advance to semi-finals.
  • 400m Hurdles Heats: Thomas Barr (Heat 3 – 03.41am) – First 4(Q) from each heat and next 4 fastest(q) advance to semi-finals.
  • Mixed 4 x 400m Relay: Cillin Greene, Chris O’Donnell, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker, Robert McDonnell, Cliodhna Manning (Heat 1 – 12.00pm) – First 3(Q) from each heat and next 2 fastest(q) advance to the final.

Saturday July 31st

  • 1.50am (800m Heats): Mark English
  • 2.45am (100m Hurdles Heats): Sarah Lavin

Sunday August 1st

  • 1.40am (3000m SC Heats): Michelle Finn, Eilish Flanagan

Monday August 2nd

  • 1.35am (1500m Heats): Ciara Mageean, Sarah Healy
  • 2.30am (200m Heats): Phil Healy

Tuesday August 3rd

  • 1.05am (1500m Heats): Andrew Coscoran
  • 1.45am (400m Heats): Phil Healy
  • 3.05am (200m Heats): Marcus Lawler, Leon Reid

Thursday August 5th

  • 8.30am (20k Walk): David Kenny
  • 9.30pm (50k Walk): Alex Wright, Brendan Boyce

Friday August 6th:

  • 11pm (Marathon): Aoife Cooke, Fionnuala McCormack

Saturday August 7th:

  • 11pm (Marathon): Stephen Scullion, Paul Pollock, Kevin Seaward
2020 Olympic Support Staff (Athletics):

Support Staff Name – Role – Location – Coach to

  • Paul McNamara – Team Leader – Tokyo & Fukuroi
  • Teresa McDaid – Team Manager – Tokyo & Fukuroi
  • Drew Harrison – Mixed Relay Coach – Tokyo & Fukuroi – Mx 4×4, Thomas Barr
  • Hayley Harrison – Hurdles / Sprints Support – Tokyo & Fukuroi – Thomas Barr
  • Steve Vernon – Middle Distance Support – Tokyo & Fukuroi – Ciara Mageean
  • Shane McCormack – Sprints Support – Tokyo & Fukuroi – Phil Healy
  • Noelle Morrissey – Hurdles / Sprints Support – Tokyo & Fukuroi – Sarah Lavin
  • Feidhlim Kelly – Middle Distance Support – Tokyo & Fukuroi – Mark English, Michelle Finn, Andrew Coscoran
  • Matthew Lockett – Team Lead (Sapporo) & Marathon Support – Sapporo & Fukuroi
  • Richard Rodgers – Operational Lead (Sapporo) & Marathon Support – Sapporo & Fukuroi
  • Declan Monaghan – Physiotherapy – Sapporo & Fukuroi
  • Ricki McCann – Physiology – Sapporo & Fukuroi
  • Lauren Wright – Walks Support – Sapporo – Alex Wright
  • Ray Flynn – Walks Support – Sapporo
  • Ciara McCallion – Physiotherapy – Fukuroi
  • Paul Carragher – Physiotherapy – Tokyo & Fukuroi
How to Watch

Coverage of the Olympic Games is brought to you by RTÉ Sport and the BBC. RTÉ2 coverage will start at 1.30am each morning and run right through until 3.30pm the following afternoon. At 7pm each evening on RTÉ2 there will be a round-up all of the action with particular focus on the Irish athletes.

BBC One and BBC Two will also show all of the action as they hold the exclusive UK rights with programming beginning at midnight each day and running through until 3pm while they will also show a round-up programme at 7.30pm each night.

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