The stars of Irish athletics will descend upon the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena this weekend for what promises to be a thrilling two days of competition at the 123.ie National Senior Indoor Championships (February 18th & 19th).
This year’s championships will showcase some of Ireland's best athletics talent, many of whom will be will be looking to continue their early season form as they bid to qualify for the European Indoor Championships which are set for Istanbul from March 2nd – 5th 2023.
Ciara Mageean will miss out indoors as she focuses on preparations for a big outdoor season. Olympians Nadia Power (800m) and Louise Shanahan (800m) return and will face plenty of strong opposition over the course of their events. Leading favourite Sarah Lavin (60mH) will look to add to her national medal collection.
This weekend will also mark the first senior indoor championships sponsored by Athletics Ireland’s new national partner, 123.ie, who have already heavily backed the promotion of the sport in Ireland.
Managing Director of 123.ie, Elaine Robinson said: "We are a proud partner Athletics Ireland – an organisation that supports communities in every corner of Ireland. We’re delighted to sponsor the 2023 National Senior Indoor Championships and we hope that our support will make the difference for our incredible athletes of all ages. We’re really excited for this weekend’s athletics action. No doubt the atmosphere and competition will make this a wonderful event and we encourage sports fans to come along to see some of Ireland’s top athletes in action on home soil.”
CEO of Athletics Ireland Hamish Adams said: "I'm really looking forward to the National Senior Indoor Championships with our new national sponsor 123.ie. It’s going to be a really exciting year for athletics, and we are in no doubt that spectators will be treated to some thrilling action in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena this weekend."
Tickets can be purchased here; under 16s go free and do not require a ticket. The event will also be livestreamed on the Athletics Ireland YouTube channel.