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In pics: Irish athletes return from U20 world championships with medals in tow

Sommer Lecky and the 4×100 metre relay team touched down in Dublin airport to huge congratulations this afternoon.

Image: Bryan Keane/INPHO

ANOTHER WEEKEND, ANOTHER glorious medal haul to celebrate for young Irish athletes returning home from international competition.

The IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships saw Ireland deliver two silver medal-winning performances in the high-jump and 4×100 metre relay events in Tampere, Finland.

Sommer Lecky of Donegal with her high jump silver at Dublin airport today

Sommer Lecky Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

And her Finn Valley club-mates were there to welcome her back with the goods

Summer Lecky with family and friends from Finn Valley A.C Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

Patience Jumbo-Gula, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Molly Scott show off the fruit of their work in the 100 metre relay

Patience Jumbo-Gula, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville, Molly Scott Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO


Jumbo-Gula of St Gerard’s AC in Dundalk, Akpe-Moses of Blackrock AC and Molly Scott of St Laurence O’Toole’s AC in Carlow were joined by team-mate Neville’s grandmother Maura McCutcheon.

Ciara Neville with her grandmother Maura McCutcheon Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

Great scenes!

Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville, Molly Scott Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

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