Phils Finish is going Viral.

The UCC Sports Scholarship Athlete has really caused a stir in Irish Athletics over the last few days.


Phil won the 200m for UCC at the varsity champs last weekend breaking the Irish colleges record. Her final leg on the 4×4 relay taking UCC from 5th to 1st was unquestionably the most impressive run of the day and has since gone viral. The determination shown by the woman from West Cork was truely outstanding in an event that would not be known as her specialty – until now! The race has been watched by almost 3,000,000 viewers on youtube. It has been watched by 25,000,000 people on the Good Morning America Facebook page and has featured on the Washington Post, Huffington Post and on the Melbourne main evening news in Australia.

Of course Phil was ably assisted by her team-mates on the day Louise Shanahan, Niamh Moore and Christine Neville.


relay teamIV 2016

This was only Phil’s 2nd 400m ever and her 5th race of the weekend.

This story has received much national attention. As well as that The Washington Post has also been in contact with Phil as the story has travelled across the Atlantic and beyond.