Boyce and Reid formally selected for Brazil bound Team Ireland

Brendan Boyce

Donegals Brendan Boyce and Derry's Aileen Reid are the latest athletes from the North West to be formally selected for Team Ireland at this summers 2016 Olympic Games.

Having competed in London 2012 Milford man Brendan Boyce will again race the 50k walk while Reid who also has a games under her belt will take on the Triathlon.

Brendan finished 29th four years ago while Reid finished 43rd after a crash in the bike section of the Triathlon.

Katie Taylor and Robert Heffernan are also among the latest 16 named which makes it 30 athletes formally selected for the Games in Rio this August.

Letterkenny Rower Sinead Jennings and Raphoe's Olympic star Chloe Magee were named in the first list.

Each week Team Ireland will add athletes to the  list which is expected to top around 85 competing in 14 sports.

Aileen Reid

 

Athletes announced on Wednesday 1st June

Athletics Ireland
Robert Heffernan - 50km Men’s Race Walk
Brendan Boyce - 50Km Men’s Race Walk
Alex Wright - 50Km Men’s Race Walk
Lizzie Lee - Women’s Marathon
Fionnuala McCormack - Women’s Marathon
Breege Connolly - Women’s Marathon
Irish Athletic Boxing Association
Katie Taylor - Women’s 60Kg

Rowing Ireland
Sanita Puspure - Women’s Single Scull

Sailing Ireland
Annalise Murphy - Laser Radial
Finn Lynch - Laser
Ryan Seaton - 49er
Matt McGovern - 49er
Andrea Brewster - 49erFX
Saskia Tidey - 49erFX

Triathlon Ireland
Aileen Reid - Women’s Triathlon