The 16 year-old daughter of Olympic silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan will run for Ireland next month.
Sophie O’Sullivan has been named in the Irish squad for the European under-18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary, which take place from July 5-8.
The teenager daughter of Irish legend Sonia O’Sullivan, who has both Irish and Australian citizenship, will make her international debut in the 800m.
O’Sullivan raced in Ireland last summer winning three times in seven days, the crowning moment being under-17 gold over 1500m at the Irish National Juvenile Championships.
Earlier in 2017, she also won Australian U17 titles over 800m and 1500m.
Sarah Healy, Rhasidat Adeleke, and Cian McPhillips are also among the 23 strong team set for the Youth Championships.
17 year-old Healy tops the 1500m rankings by 10 seconds after her superb 4:09.25 run Tubingen, Germany last weekend. It was the fastest run in 32 years by a European youth athlete.
The fastest U18 European in 32 years!
17 year-old Sarah Healy smashed not only the Irish U18 1500m record but is now the second fastest European youth of all-time!https://t.co/XVwY3zCVNQ
— Fast Running (@FastRunning_) June 17, 2018
Adeleke, heads the rankings for the 100m and is fifth on the 200m list. She is selected for the 200m with Patience Jumbo Gula selected for the 100m.
Longford’s McPhillips is another leading light on the rankings and he is second in the 1500m with his time of 3:49.85.
In terms of number breakdown, 15 of the team are girls and eight are boys.
Meanwhile, an Irish U20 team has been selected for the Mannheim Gala this weekend (June 23 and 24). The team is headed by European U20 100m champion Gina Akpe-Moses.
Irish team for European U18 Championships
Patience Jumbo-Gula (St. Gerard’s AC) 100m & Medley Relay, Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght AC) 200m & Medley Relay, Simone Lalor (St. LO’T AC) 400m & Medley Relay, Sophie O’Sullivan (Ballymore Cobh AC) 800m, Molly Brown (Metro St. Brigids AC) 800m, Sarah Healy (Blackrock AC) 1500m, Miriam Daly (Carrick-on-Suir AC) 400m hurdles & Medley Relay, Sarah Glennon (Mullingar Harriers AC) 5km Race Walk, Emily MacHugh (Naas AC) 5km Race Walk, Ruby Millet (St. Abban’s AC) Long Jump, Sophie Meredith (St. Mary’s AC) Long Jump, Ciara Kennelly (Killarney Valley AC) High Jump, Miranda Tcheutchoua (Lusk AC) Hammer, Adeyemi Talabi (Longford AC) Medley Relay, Rachel McCann (North Down AC) Medley Relay
Conor Morey (Leevale AC) 100m, Israel Olatunde (Dundealgan AC) 100m, Louis O’Loughlin (Donore Harriers AC) 800m, Cian McPhillips (Longford AC) 1500m, Brian Maguire (DSD AC) 1500m, Oisin Lane (Mullingar Harriers AC) 10km Race Walk, Conor Cusack (Lake District AC) Javelin, Brian Lynch (Old Abbey AC) Decathlon
Irish U20 team for Mannheim Gala, Germany (June 23-24)
Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock Louth) 200M & 4X100M, Ciara Neville (Emerald) 100M & 4X100M, Patience Jumbo Gula (St Gerard’s Dundalk) 100M & 4X100M, Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght) 200M & 4X100M, Molly Scott (SLOT) 100MH & 4X100M, Davicia Patterson (Beechmount Harriers) 400M & 4X400M, Ciara Deely (Kilkenny City Harriers) 400M & 4X400M, Miriam Daly (Carrick on Suir) 400Mh & 4X400M, Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley) high jump, Niamh Fogarty (North Westmeath) discus, Sophie Meredith (St Mary’s Limerick) long jump, Ruby Millet (St Abban’s) long jump, Simone Lalor (SLOT) 4 x 400m, Aaron Sexton (North Down) 100M & 4X100M. David McDonald (Menapians) 200M & 4X100M, David Murphy (Gowran) 100M & 4X100M, Michael McCauley (Ballymena & Antrim) 100M & 4X100M, Jack Dempsey (Galway City Harriers) 200M & 4X100M