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Thank you for the memories

Ireland’s fastest woman, Amy Foster, has brought down the curtain on a glittering 15-year international career. She walks off the track at the top of her game and as joint Irish 100m record holder with the time of 11.40 (2014). She achieved a PB of 23.53 in the 200m in 2011.

Last year, Amy broke the Irish indoor record over 60m with an amazing 7.29, winning the Irish senior title in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena! All the above times are Northern Irish records. 

Amy made it to three European Junior Championships and reached the final at two World University Games, where her best performance saw her come in fifth in the 100m in 2013. She represented Ireland as a senior at four European Championships and one European Indoor Championship. In 2018, she competed in the World Indoor Championships. 

Amy, who ran for City of Lisburn AC, also represented Northern Ireland at three Commonwealth Games. On the domestic scene, Amy won nine Irish sprint titles. Amy’s textbook style and incredibly fast stride will be sorely missed on the track. But she stays very much involved in the sport having taken up a coaching role with Athletics NI.

Miriam Gunning, HSE Tobacco Free Campus lead and Tobacco Free Ireland ambassador and hammer thrower, Michaela Walsh. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile


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