Strong showing from athletes a...


Strong showing from athletes at 69th BAM Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet

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12:53 6 Jul 2022

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It was a night of amazing Irish performances yesterday at the 69th BAM Cork City Sports International Athletes meet, which took place at the MTU Stadium in Bishopstown for the first time in two years following the pandemic.

Ireland’s premier athletics event returned as part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze Status to host some of the world’s best athletes.

Ireland’s own 2018 U18 European Champion, Sarah Healy, took home the gold on the day despite a heavy stumble just before the finish line.

A number of other Irish track and field stars also impressed, with 21-year-old Darragh McEllhinny taking first place in the men’s 3000m event, breaking his own U23 record in the process. Limerick’s Sarah Lavin took silver in the 100m women’s hurdles, narrowly beaten by USA’s Jade Barber. Bandon’s Phil Healy was victorious in the women’s 400m, while Israel Olatunde claimed an emphatic victory in the men’s 100m.

Reflecting on the evening’s success, BAM Executive Director Alasdair Henderson said:

“On behalf of everyone at BAM Ireland, I wish to extend my congratulations to all of the athletes and thank all the organisers and volunteers who helped attract world-renowned talent to the city. That this is the 69th meeting is a testament to the hard work and commitment of all those who have dedicated their time to making it happen year after year. It’s fantastic to see the event back on track after its two-year absence.”


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