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Ireland at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics

Ireland at the
World Championships in Athletics

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National federation Athletics Association of Ireland
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At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics
in Berlin
Competitors 14
Medals Gold

Ireland will compete at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics from 15–23 August. A team of 14 athletes was announced in preparation for the competition. Selected athletes have achieved one of the competition's qualifying standards. The team includes European medallists Derval O'Rourke and David Gillick, and 2008 Olympic finalists Eileen O'Keeffe, Rob Heffernan and Roisin McGettigan.[1]

This is expected to be one of Ireland's best performances at the World Champs, with Gillick and Hession strong medal contenders in the 400m and 200m


  • Team selection 1
  • Results 2
    • Men 2.1
    • Women 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Team selection



Track and road events
Event Athletes Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
200 m Paul Hession 20.66 Q 5 20.48 Q 7 20.48 11 Did not advance
400 m David Gillick 45.54 Q 12 - 44.88 q 6 45.53 6
800 m Thomas Chamney 1:48.09 28 - Did not advance
1500 m Thomas Chamney 3:42.54 18 Did not advance
5000 m Alistair Cragg 13:46.34 27 - Did not advance
20 km walk Robert Heffernan - 1:22.09 SB 15
50 km walk Jamie Costin - DNF
Colin Griffin - DNF


Track and road events
Event Athletes Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
1500 m Deirdre Byrne 4:12.19 31 Did not advance
100 m hurdles Derval O'Rourke 12.86 SB Q 10 - 12.73 SB q 7 12.67 NR 4
400 m hurdles Michelle Carey 56.91 25 Did not advance
3000 m steeplechase Roisin McGettigan 9:59.10 13 Did not advance
20 km walk Olive Loughnane 1:28.56 SB
Field and combined events
Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
High jump Deirdre Ryan 1.85m 31 Did not advance
Hammer throw Eileen O'Keefe 63.20 35 Did not advance


  1. ^ Athletics Ireland announce strong team for World Championships. Athletics Ireland (2009-08-05). Retrieved on 2009-08-07.

External links

  • Official competition website
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