Laois athlete on Irish team for Youth Olympics in Baku

Tullamore Harriers runner lives in Mountmellick

Leinster Express Reporter

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Leinster Express Reporter

Ava O'Connor with her parents Sinead and Liam at the England Athletics Championships last weekend.

Ava O'Connor with her parents Sinead and Liam at the England Athletics Championships last weekend.

A Laois athlete from Mountmellick who runs for an Offaly athletics club in Tullamore and goes to school in Portlaoise is set to wear the Irish colours at the European Youth Olympics.

Ava O’Connor of Knightstown, Mountmellick and Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise is one of the talented young athletes chosen to represent Ireland in July in the 1500m The European Youth Olympics (EYOFs) will take place in Baku from Sunday 21st July to Sat 24th August.

The Tullamore Harriers athlete was on the team Athletics Ireland that will travel to Azerbaijan to take part in the Baku 2019 Summer Olympic Festival.

Ava has had a very successful year to date and is continually improving her personal best in both the 1500m and 800m events.  Ava is coached by Damian Lawlor and the endurance crew in Tullamore Harriers.

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