Irish athletes Luke McCann and Kate Veale have been left furious by Athletics Ireland’s decision to abandon its own selection criteria at the 11th hour and add two additional athletes to the team for next week’s World Championships in Oregon.
Athletics Ireland deservedly copping a bit of flack for taking the two shotputters but not Luke McCann or Kate Veal when both had been invited based on rankings.
Similar administration wankery in Australia where their 1500m champ Abbey Caldwell who has the standard wasn't picked. Nick Bideau in the firing line as his role of coach, agent, selector for Aussie Athletics. He represents all three girls selected.