Irish Team for Indoor European Championships Announced

Irish Team for Indoor European Championships Announced
Grace Fisher
Grace Fisher

Athletics Ireland have announced an exciting team of sixteen athletes set to compete at the upcoming European Indoor Championships which take place in Istanbul from March 2nd – 5th 2023.

The selection came the same day insurance company were officially announced as the new official kit sponsor of Irish athletics, doubling down on their existing multi-annual six figure sponsorship of Athletics Ireland which began in November 2022.

The ‘Give better a try’ Irish insurance company will feature on the Irish international kit at major European and World events over the next three years, starting with the European Athletics Indoor Championships which take place in Istanbul next month.

The announcement follows a hugely successful period for Irish athletics both at home and abroad in recent times. The Athletics Ireland membership has bounced back tremendously following Covid lockdowns, resulting in 40,000 members registering by early February 2023, the earliest the figure has ever been reached in a calendar year.


Ireland’s high-performance athletes also continue to shine on the international stage, securing thirty international medals during the Tokyo Olympic cycle, compared to the twelve claimed during the Rio cycle.

The stars of Irish athletics will go in search of more success at the European Indoor Championships in Istanbul next month with an exciting team. The female athletes named are:

  • Molly Scott* 60m
  • Joan Healy 60m
  • Sarah Lavin 60mH
  • Sharlene Mawdsley 400m & 4x400m
  • Sophie Becker 400m & 4x400m
  • Cliodhna Manning 400m & 4x400m
  • Phil Healy 4x400m
  • Miriam Daly 4x400m
  • Niamh Murray 4x400m
  • Kate O'Connor Pentathlon Kit Sponsorship Details:

The new partnership will see become the international kit sponsor of Irish Athletics until the 31st of December 2025. It will see the logo included on the senior international kit at European and World Championship events. It will further add to’s backing of Irish athletics which includes:


  • Title sponsorship of 40 Athletics Ireland National Championships (Juvenile, U20, U23, Senior, Masters, Schools)
  • Title Sponsorship of National Athletics Awards
  • Title Sponsor of Athletics Summer Camps
  • Title Sponsor of Athletics Ireland-led Family mile events, and more ‘to-be-announced’ participation initiatives
  • Direct athlete sponsorship

Details relating to grassroots and summer camp programmes backed by will be announced in the coming weeks which will further support Athletics Ireland’s ambitious plans for the development and success of athletics in Ireland.

*Molly Scott selection pending proof of fitness

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