The Next Generation - Ruaidhri Boyle

February 15, 2024

In the fast-paced world of athletics, emerging talents often catch the eye with their remarkable performances and undeniable passion for their sport. One such rising star is 17-year-old Ruaidhri Boyle, hailing from Carraig na bhFear AC.

Ruaidhri Boyle, a versatile athlete, competes in the 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles, and long jump disciplines. A student at Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Boyle is coached by Ger Foley, who has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in shaping his promising career.

In 2023, Boyle clinched a silver medal in the 400m hurdles at the National Schools Championship before the young athlete also played a crucial role in securing a National Senior Silver for the mixed 4x400m relay, contributing to his team's success. As the Munster Junior 400m champion, Boyle has consistently demonstrated his prowess in regional competitions. 2023 also saw Boyle represent the East Cork Athletics Division at the National League.

2024 has already seen Ruaidhri Boyle achieving remarkable feats. At the National U20 & U23 Indoor Championships, he not only displayed his competitive edge but also shaved an impressive 1.5 seconds off his 400m indoor personal best, setting a new mark at 50.27 seconds.

The next stop on Ruaidhri Boyle's journey is the Munster Indoor Track and Field Championships on the 24th and 25th of February.

Looking ahead, Boyle shared his goals for the rest of 2024 with Run Republic, saying 'For 2024, my goals are to repeat what I achieved last year and hopefully improve on the results and stay injury-free. The big goal of this year is to improve on my PB and bring home a national individual medal.'

Boyle's journey is undoubtedly one filled with potential, and Run Republic eagerly await the next chapter in his already great career.