McGettigan awarded 2009 European bronze medal

Roisin Mc GettiganRóisín McGettigan is to be retrospectively awarded a European medal next month.

The Wicklow runner who has strong family connections in Donegal will be presented with a bronze for the 1500-metres from the 2009 European Indoor Championships after winner Anna Alminova was banned for a doping offence.

McGettigan will now enter the record books as the bronze medallist making it Ireland’s 21st European Indoor medal.

The now retired McGettigan will travel from her home in Rhode Island, USA to receive her medal.