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24th Feb DCU Trio Selected for European Indoors Paul Byrne (Head of Athletics)

DCU students Nadia Power, Sophie Becker and Andrew Coscoran have been selected for the Irish Athletics Team competing in the upcoming European Indoor Athletics Championship in Torun, Poland, March 5-7. 

Power, a final year MINT (Marketing, Innovation and Technology) student has enjoyed a fantastic indoor season so far and will be aiming for a place in this year’s 800 metres Indoor final after a string of personal bests and national record performances at the recent World Athletics Indoor Tour. The Dublin City Harrier club woman has posted a 2:00.98 finish this season and is ranked 7th in Europe, 10th in the world and is currently inside the World Athletics Quota ranking system for Olympic Qualification. 

Andrew Coscoran ran a lifetime best over 1500m at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin in France this month; finishing fifth in a world class field. The final year Education and Training Student ran 3:37.20 which placed him fifth on the Irish all-time list behind Marcus O’Sullivan and Eamon Coughlan. The Dubliner is also inside the quota for Olympic qualification.

Sophie Becker is also in superb form breaking her own personal best at the recent Athletics Ireland Elite Micro meeting on February 21st. She clocked 53.20 in the 400 metres and is currently the third fastest Irishwoman over this distance indoors. The Wexford athlete is the current National women’s 400m indoors and outdoors champion. 

Paul Byrne, Head of Athletics at DCU said, 

"I'm delighted for Nadia, Andrew and Sophie on their selections for European Indoors next week. All the hard work and dedication over the difficult number of months is coming to fruition. All three are sport scholarship athletes combining their academic and athletics ambitions to the highest levels. It has given everyone in DCU and DCU Athletics Club a huge boost to see them qualify and everyone is looking forward to watching them in action next week."

James Galvin, Director of DCU Sports and Wellbeing commented, 

"I want to congratulate Nadia, Sophie and Andrew on their wonderful accomplishment of qualifying for the forthcoming European Indoor Athletics Championships. We know the commitment to hard work and long hours, largely unseen, that is required to achieve their athletic goals. We are especially proud of the academic success of these DCU student-athletes and they are to be commended for their ambition and achievements.

A special mention to DCU Athletics coaches Joe Ryan and Daniel Kilgallon who coach athletes Cian McPhillips (800m), John Fitzsimons (800m) and Israel Olatunde (60m) who will also compete in Torun. DCU alumnus Paul Robinson (1500m) was also selected on the team. 

Pictured (l-r) Becker, Coscoran and Power in action

DCU Trio Selected for European Indoors

Posted 24th Feb
Author Paul Byrne (Head of Athletics)

DCU students Nadia Power, Sophie Becker and Andrew Coscoran have been selected for the Irish Athletics Team competing in the upcoming European Indoor Athletics Championship in Torun, Poland, March 5-7. 

Power, a final year MINT (Marketing, Innovation and Technology) student has enjoyed a fantastic indoor season so far and will be aiming for a place in this year’s 800 metres Indoor final after a string of personal bests and national record performances at the recent World Athletics Indoor Tour. The Dublin City Harrier club woman has posted a 2:00.98 finish this season and is ranked 7th in Europe, 10th in the world and is currently inside the World Athletics Quota ranking system for Olympic Qualification. 

Andrew Coscoran ran a lifetime best over 1500m at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin in France this month; finishing fifth in a world class field. The final year Education and Training Student ran 3:37.20 which placed him fifth on the Irish all-time list behind Marcus O’Sullivan and Eamon Coughlan. The Dubliner is also inside the quota for Olympic qualification.

Sophie Becker is also in superb form breaking her own personal best at the recent Athletics Ireland Elite Micro meeting on February 21st. She clocked 53.20 in the 400 metres and is currently the third fastest Irishwoman over this distance indoors. The Wexford athlete is the current National women’s 400m indoors and outdoors champion. 

Paul Byrne, Head of Athletics at DCU said, 

"I'm delighted for Nadia, Andrew and Sophie on their selections for European Indoors next week. All the hard work and dedication over the difficult number of months is coming to fruition. All three are sport scholarship athletes combining their academic and athletics ambitions to the highest levels. It has given everyone in DCU and DCU Athletics Club a huge boost to see them qualify and everyone is looking forward to watching them in action next week."

James Galvin, Director of DCU Sports and Wellbeing commented, 

"I want to congratulate Nadia, Sophie and Andrew on their wonderful accomplishment of qualifying for the forthcoming European Indoor Athletics Championships. We know the commitment to hard work and long hours, largely unseen, that is required to achieve their athletic goals. We are especially proud of the academic success of these DCU student-athletes and they are to be commended for their ambition and achievements.

A special mention to DCU Athletics coaches Joe Ryan and Daniel Kilgallon who coach athletes Cian McPhillips (800m), John Fitzsimons (800m) and Israel Olatunde (60m) who will also compete in Torun. DCU alumnus Paul Robinson (1500m) was also selected on the team. 

Pictured (l-r) Becker, Coscoran and Power in action

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DCU AC FREE Yoga for Athletes
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
11:00
Ends:
12:00
VIRTUAL
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

6 Weeks FREE Yoga for Athletes brought to you by DCU Athletics & Aideen Stevens (Synergy Pilates)

Keep those niggles away, increase your flexibility,  loosen those tight muscles and relax for 1hr of FREE yoga Starting Monday 8th Feb 11am for 6 weeks!!


Sign up via the Google Form above. Zoom link will be sent in advance of each session to the email you use on the Google Form.


DCU AC Strength & Conditioning/Circuits
Day:
Thursdays
Starts:
18:00
Ends:
19:00
VIRTUAL
Activity

DCU AC are delighted to offer 6 weeks FREE S&C/Circuits training to its members throughout Semester 2ng from Thursday 11th Feb @ 6pm (and each Thursday thereafter).

This will benefit all athletes through injury prevention, improve your fitness, overall movement and general strength for ATHLETICS. It's suitable for beginners or if you've never done S&C before and across all event groups!


All you will need is a mat! If you have some very dumbbells/kettlebells at home these will also come in handy. Don't forget your water!


Please fill in the Google Form below and the link for Zoom will be circulated in advance of each session.

DCU AC FREE Yoga for Athletes

Day Mondays
From 11:00, to 12:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Activity

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

6 Weeks FREE Yoga for Athletes brought to you by DCU Athletics & Aideen Stevens (Synergy Pilates)

Keep those niggles away, increase your flexibility,  loosen those tight muscles and relax for 1hr of FREE yoga Starting Monday 8th Feb 11am for 6 weeks!!


Sign up via the Google Form above. Zoom link will be sent in advance of each session to the email you use on the Google Form.


DCU AC Strength & Conditioning/Circuits

Day Thursdays
From 18:00, to 19:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Activity

DCU AC are delighted to offer 6 weeks FREE S&C/Circuits training to its members throughout Semester 2ng from Thursday 11th Feb @ 6pm (and each Thursday thereafter).

This will benefit all athletes through injury prevention, improve your fitness, overall movement and general strength for ATHLETICS. It's suitable for beginners or if you've never done S&C before and across all event groups!


All you will need is a mat! If you have some very dumbbells/kettlebells at home these will also come in handy. Don't forget your water!


Please fill in the Google Form below and the link for Zoom will be circulated in advance of each session.

About Athletics Club

DCU Athletics Club

DCU Athletics club compete in the IUAA Road Relays, Indoor and Outdoor Intervarsity, Cross Country, Combined events and International competitions. DCU Athletics Club is one of the most successful clubs in DCU  with a strong record of IUAA individual and team titles across the last 10 years.

We promote the sport of Athletics to both students and staff and cater for Olympic pathway athletes right the way through participation level and everything in between. Athletics is a sport with many different elements, running, walking, sprinting, hurdling, throwing and jumping so if you'd like to get involved in the club and try something new make sure to get in touch.


Athletics Club COVID-19 Coordinators
Colin Smith (COVID-19 Officer)
Paul Byrne (Head of Athletics)
Zoe Carruthers (COVID-19 Officer/Ordinary Member)
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Head of Athletics Paul Byrne
Chairperson Jack Manning
Vice Chairperson Shane Monagle
Secretary (name hidden)
Treasurer Adam Mc Inerney
Vice Public Relations Kim O’Hare
COVID-19 Officer Colin Smith
COVID-19 Officer/Ordinary Member (name hidden)
Men's Captain Cormac Dalton
Women's Captain Daena

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