Team Ireland Names Four Triathletes for European Games

ByEmma Porter |

Team Ireland is set to field a full team across the Triathlon events at the European Games in Krakow this summer. Tokyo Olympian Carolyn Hayes, as well as Erin McConnell, will compete in the Women’s Individual event, while in-form James Edgar and Luke McCarron compete in the Men’s Individual race. Ireland will also compete in the Mixed Relay for the first time.

The Games run from the 20th of June to the 2nd of July, with Triathlon taking place in the Nowa Huta Lake and its surroundings in Krakow City. All athletes will compete in the individual races on the 27th and 28th of June, before the Mixed Relay competition on the 1st of July.

Team Ireland Triathlon Athletes:

  • James Edgar (Lisburn, Co. Antrim) Men’s Individual, Mixed Relay
  • Luke McCarron (Newtownards, Co. Down) Men’s Individual, Mixed Relay
  • Erin McConnell (Derry, Co. Derry) Women’s Individual, Mixed Relay
  • Carolyn Hayes (Newcastlewest, Limerick) Women’s Individual, Mixed Relay

Director of Performance with Triathlon Ireland, Gordon Crawford said, “We’re delighted that four athletes have been selected to compete at the European Games. This is a young team looking to develop their experience and race-craft but one with a lot of potential. The European Games provides a great development opportunity and a chance for the athletes to test themselves both individually and as a team.”

This is the latest team announcement for the European Games from Team Ireland, in the event that will see Irish athletes compete across seventeen sports, already Team Ireland athletes have been named in Kickboxing, Taekwondo and Badminton.

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