Donegal’s Brendan Boyce selected for Rio Olympics

Brendan Boyce

 

Brendan's Boyce had his place for this summers Olympic Games confirmed on Monday night.

Athletics Ireland have included the Milford man on their 50k walk team selection that was sent to the Olympic Council of Ireland.

The games in Rio, Brazil will be the second Olympics for Brendan who also competed at London in 2012 where he finished 29th.

The Letterkenny Athletic Club memberwho  hit the qualifying mark for the games in March has been joined on the mens team by Rob Heffernan and Alex Wright.

Brendan  is the third Donegal athlete in recent days to have a place on the team confirmed.

Rower Sinead Jennings and Badminton's Chloe Magee were included on the first Team Ireland list last Friday.

Full marathon teams nominated by Athletics Ireland for Rio Olympics.

50KM MEN'S RACE WALKS
NAME CLUB
Brendan Boyce Letterkenny AC
Robert Heffernan Togher AC
Alex Wright Leevale AC

MEN'S MARATHON
NAME CLUB
Mick Clohisey Raheny Shamrocks AC
Paul Pollock Annadale Striders AC
Kevin Seaward St Malachy's AC
1st Reserve: Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers AC)
2nd Reserve: Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF)

WOMEN'S MARATHON
NAME CLUB
Breege Connolly North Belfast AC
Lizzie Lee Leevale AC
Fionnuala McCormack Kilcoole AC
1st Reserve: Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast AC)
2nd Reserve: Barbara Sanchez (Clonliffe Harriers AC)