Alannah McGuinness (centre) on her way to the bronze medal in the U20 100m Final in Tullamore last Saturday
A fantastic year for sprinter Alannah McGuinness got even better on Saturday when Athletics Ireland announced that the Carrick-on-Shannon Athletic Club sprinter has been selected for the European U20 Track & Field Championships in Sweden later this month.
Alannah, who finished third in the Athletics Ireland U20 women's 100m final on Saturday, is named on the 4 x 100m relay squad that is part of a 41 strong travelling party that will take part in the European U20 Championship in Boras, Sweden from July 18-21.
Alannah is joined on the relay squad by fellow Connacht athletes Lauren Cadden (Sligo) and Yemi Talabi (Longford) as well as World Junior relay medalist Patience Jumbo-Gula, Alanna Ryan of Greystones and Kate Monteith of City of Lisburn.
The news caps an already fantastic year that has seen the young Mohill woman win her first ever national medals, both in clubs and schools, and compete internationally at the Mannheim Junior Gala in Germany recently.
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