Mark English to lead Irish European Indoor team that includes Danny Mooney

Mark English 0906European 800m Bronze Medallist, Mark English (UCD AC) will lead a young Irish Team of 12 to the European Indoor Championships which take place in Prague 5th-8th of March.

Competing in his first race of the season at the Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham last Saturday, the 21 year old Letterkenny man ran 1.47.17 for sixth place inside the standard (1.48.50). His time currently ranks him fourth in Europe.

Mark who will also run in the 4 x 400m relay will be joined by Declan Murray of Clonliffe Harriers AC who secured his first major International Cap last year at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.

Ireland will have two representatives in the Men’s 1500m with both Danny Mooney of Letterkenny AC and John Travers of Donore Harriers AC hitting the needed standard.

Mooney will compete in his first major Senior International and is ranked the quicker over the distance with 3:42.69.

Letterkenny’s Teresa Mc Daid will be the Operations Manager for the European’s.

Tori Pena of Finn Valley AC achieved the standard but she has chosen not to compete as she is focusing on her outdoor season.

High Performance Director Kevin Ankrom said: “Mark English, while still only 21, demonstrated that he is a championship competitor following his performance in Zurich and he will line up at this championships with a real medal opportunity. Overall this is a young team who will gain valuable championships experience and we will be looking for them to perform close to their best.

Irish Team for European Indoor Athletic Championships Prague 5th-8th March 2015
400m Dara Kervick - Clonliffe Harriers
800m Ciara Everard - UCD AC
800m Mark English - UCD AC
800m Declan Murray - Clonliffe Harriers
1500m Danny Mooney - Letterkenny AC
1500m John Travers - Donore Harriers AC
60m Hurdles Gerard O’Donnell - Carrick on Shannon
3000m Paul Pollock - Annadale Striders
Long Jump Adam McMullen - Crusaders AC

Men’s 4x400m Relay Squad
Timmy Crowe Clonliffe Harriers
Mark English UCD AC
Dara Kervick Clonliffe Harriers
Paul Murphy Ferrybank AC
Harry Purcell Trim AC

Support Team
Kevin Ankrom – Team Leader
Teresa McDaid – Operations Manager
Charlotte Gillick – Logistics Manager
Emma Gallivan – Physio
Kyle Alexander – Massage