Ireland’s fastest woman to represent WIT on the international stage

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Front row from l to r John Windle, Head of WIT Area & Vikings Sport, Prof. Willie Donnelly, Phil Healy, Mike Geoghegan, CEO WIT Novus. Back row from l to r Tom Grinsell, Vikings Sport Manager, Shane McCormack, Irish Coach

Front row from l to r John Windle, Head of WIT Area & Vikings Sport, Prof. Willie Donnelly, Phil Healy, Mike Geoghegan, CEO WIT Novus. Back row from l to r Tom Grinsell, Vikings Sport Manager, Shane McCormack, Irish Coach

Phil Healy’s first race at the 2019 World University Games will be streamed live in WIT on Wednesday, 10 July at 9.15am

WIT Elite Sports Scholar Phil Healy will represent WIT at the 2019 World University Games in the Italian city of Napoli. Ireland's fastest women will compete in the 200 metres with her first race taking place on Wednesday, 10 July at 9.15am Irish time. 

Fantastic ambassador for WIT

President of WIT, Prof Willie Donnelly passed on his well wishes to her on behalf of the whole WIT community, “I’d like to take this opportunity to wish our Elite Sports Scholar Phil Healy the very best of luck at the World University Games in Napoli where she will compete in the 200 metres. We are all very proud of her achievements and she is a fantastic ambassador for WIT. I would also like to acknowledge the work of her coach and current WIT Vikings Athletics Development Officer Shane McCormack, who will be representing Ireland in a coaching capacity throughout the games.”

Speaking prior to her departure to the games Phil could not hide her excitement at returning to compete. She outlined how she was “really looking forward to kicking off the season again, I’ve worked really hard to get back into shape after fracturing my foot after a fall 11 weeks ago. This is my second World University Games, and I can’t wait to represent WIT again on the international stage.”

State-of-the-art facilities

She went on to outline her appreciation to the scholarship programme in WIT stating that ‘the support from the college since I arrived two years ago has been superb in helping me and my coach Shane McCormack to perform at the highest level. The Elite Sports Scholarship is so established within the college in terms of support and services. Both with injury and without injury, having access to physio, sport psychology and state of the art facilities in the WIT Arena has helped me excel in my training.”

To further emphasise the commitment to sport in the college WIT Novus and its CEO Mike Geoghegan are delighted to announce that Phil’s first race will be streamed live in the college on Wednesday, 10 July at 9.15am.

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