This Friday April 7th, 2pm to 7.30pm and Saturday April 8th, 10.25am to 4pm.

Cork Institute of Technology will host the Irish Universities Athletic Association Track and Field Championships 2017 with 550 Athletes from 22 Institutions.

If you weren't fortunate enough to travel to the Olympic games in Rio, well you've an opportunity to see
Thomas Barr (4th 400Hmtrs) & Michelle Finn (3000SC) in full flow this Friday & Saturday. The Event is FREE

The event will be live streamed over the two days of competition on YouTube by nTrai.

Live stream links:

Day 1 -

Day 2 -

Last year’s edition of this competition gave rise to the viral video sensation of Phil Healy from UCC completing an incredible comeback, snatching victory on the line from UL and giving rise to the infamous line, “UCC FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL ARE POWERING THROUGH!”. Phil Healy will be back this year to try and repeat glory and possibly send shockwaves through the world of athletics once again,with over 5 million views across various platforms. <font color="#000000"><span style="font-family: Calibri"><font color="#1F497D"><span style="font-family: Calibri">?

We will have two of Ireland’s top athletes competing in the shape of Thomas Barr (University of Limerick), who runs in the 400m hurdles, ( Heat 3:15 Fri, Final 10:45 Sat )looking to build on his outstanding 4th place finish in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Thomas is using these championships as his 2017 Outdoor season opener.

His fellow Olympian from Rio 2016, Michelle Finn goes in the women’s 3000m steeplechase. (12:45 Sat ) She will be looking for a strong start to her 2017 season with a view towards competing in the world championships in London at the end of the summer.

Social media is another option follow what is going on during the weekend with live tweeting of events and results, video updates, interviews etc.

The IUAA can be followed on

Facebook: @ireuniathletics

Twitter: @ireuniathletics

Instagram: @ireuniathletics

Snapchat: ireuniathletics

And CIT Athletics can be followed on

Facebook: @citathletics

Twitter: @cit_athletics

Instagram: @citathletics

The Track is in impeccable order(Thanks to Ger Neff & Staff), even the weather looks to be playing along, so

why pop out to see the fastest and strongest athletes in the Country. Literally on your doorstep.