Sarah Lavin



Sarah Lavin was born in Limerick in 1994.  She was always a lover of sports and tried lots of different ones throughout her youth. She started athletics at the age of 7 and loved the feeling of running fast and racing against others in Emerald A.C. and in school. Sarah since then has been coached by Noelle Morrissey where they went from juvenile competitions in Limerick and Munster to the European and World Stage. She has excelled in the 100m hurdles breaking national junior records and having great fun in the process travelling all around the globe.


Quick Facts:

Hometown: Lisnagry, Co. Limerick

Favourite food: Chicken Pasta

Favourite movie: Pearl Harbour

Favourite music: Pop

Childhood heroes: My parents

Favourite athlete: Sonia O’Sullivan

Most rewarding moment in sport:

Winning a medal at the European Juniors and seeing the Irish flagged raised on the podium

Talents other than sport:

I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and like helping others overcome injury


  • Personal Best: 13.23 seconds
  • 2019 World University Games, 4th Place
  • 2013 European Junior Championships, 2nd Place
  • 2011 European Youth Olympics, 3rd Place

Sarah Lavin

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