Ireland has announced a strong eleven athlete team for next month’s World Championships, in London.

Irish 1500m star Ciara Mageean leads the way along with fellow Olympian middle-distance runners Thomas Barr and Mark English.

400m runner Brian Gregan will make his return to a major championships and will hope to continue with his recent good form in the London Stadium.

Irish marathon runners, Mick Clohisey, Paul Pollock, Sean Heir and Claire McCarthy are also included in the Irish team and are joined by race walkers Robert Heffernan, Alex Wright and Brendan Boyce.

Brian Gregan, who has been in tremendous form in recent months said in a tweet: “Delighted to be picked for the World Championships in two weeks time. London 2017 the Irish are coming.”

Speaking after winning his 7th consecutive Irish national title yesterday, Thomas Barr said: “It felt very good out there, it felt very good in training the last week – it’s coming together again and with these two races back to back it will put my stride pattern back in place”.

The World Championships in London take place from 4th – 13th August.