Thursday, April 29, 2021

MOLLY Scott and the Irish squad will be action on Saturday in action on Saturday (May 1st) at the World Athletics Relays Silesia21, with the mixed 4x400m first to take to take to the track at 6.35pm (Irish time).

Molly Scott (right) and Kate Doherty (left) will be team-mates at the World Relays in Poland this weekend
Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The traveling mixed 4x400m squad is as selected and includes recent European Indoor Championships 4th place finisher Phil Healy. The Bandon AC athlete is joined by recent European Indoor Championship teammates Sophie Becker (Raheny Shamrock AC) and Sharlene Mawdsley (Newport AC). Thomas Barr (Ferrybank AC) will add his international championship experience with Chris O’Donnell (North Sligo AC) and Andrew Mellon (Crusaders AC) rounding off a strong looking 4×400 mixed squad.

Mixed 4x400m

Athlete Name – Club – Coach

  • Phil Healy Bandon AC  Shane McCormack
  • Sophie Becker Raheny Shamrock AC Jeremy Lyons
  • Sharlene Mawdsley  Newport AC  Gary Ryan
  • Chris O’Donnell  North Sligo AC  Michael Baker
  • Thomas Barr  Ferrybank AC  Hayley & Drew Harrison
  • Andrew Mellon  Crusaders AC  Brendan McConville


Scott and the women’s 4x100m team are scheduled to go in their heat at 7.08pm (Irish time). Aoife Lynch of Donore Harriers AC was added to the traveling squad with Joan Healy and Niamh Whelan having to withdraw through injury. Lynch will join recent European Indoor Championship semi-finalist Sarah Lavin (Emerald AC), Sarah Quinn (St Colman’s South Mayo AC), and Kate Doherty (DSD AC) as part of the 4x100m squad.

Women’s 4x100m

Athlete Name – Club – Coach

  • Molly Scott SLOT AC  Deirdre Scott
  • Sarah Lavin  Emerald AC  Noelle Morrissey
  • Sarah Quinn  St Colman’s South Mayo AC Brendan Glynn
  • Kate Doherty  DSD AC  Daniel Kilgallon
  • Aoife Lynch  Donore Harriers AC  Daniel Kilgallon

A top 8 finish at the World Athletics Relays Silesia21 for either of these squads guarantees Olympic qualification.  A top 10 finish in the Women’s 4x100m or top 12 finish in the Mixed 4x400m at this event would ensure qualification for the World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022.

  • Depending on progress of either or both of those teams, a mixed 4x200m on Sunday may be selected from the athletes selected on the women’s 4x100m and mixed 4x400m panels.
  • Coverage available via BBC via red button / Streamed via World Athletics Youtube

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