Kelly Murphy Finishes 7th In The Individual Pursuit As Erin Creighton Makes Her Elite Debut For Ireland
Kelly Murphy has finished 7th in the individual pursuit as young Erin Creighton made her elite debut for Ireland at the European Track Championships in Grenchen on Saturday.
Murphy covered the 3000m distance in a time of 3:28.632 posting the 7th quickest. In her final event of the championships, Murphy produced an impressive time to finish in 7th place in a strong field. Murphy was part of the team pursuit squad that broke the national record on Thursday.
Erin Creighton was also in action competing in the individual pursuit, making her elite debut for Ireland. The 18-year-old clocked a time of 3:41.185 finishing in 14th place, gaining valuable experience competing in her first Elite European Championships.
Orla Walsh was first up to race in the morning competing in the Women’s 500m time trial qualifying and set a time of 35.032 seconds, finishing in 17th place but missing out on qualification for the final. Walsh will now switch her attention to her final event of the championships, the Keirin, which takes place on Sunday.
JB Murphy is competing in the Omnium throughout the day. With two events completed out of four, Murphy sits in 8th position on 50 points after a dominant display in the tempo race, finishing in first place. He will compete in the elimination and points race this evening at 5.08pm and 6.10pm.
Mia Griffin is also scheduled to compete in the women’s points race in the evening session at 7.22pm.
Watch live coverage of the evening session on GCN+ and Discovery+