About Katie

Sport : Athletics
Social : @KATIE_kirky

21 year old Katie Kirk is a rising star in the world of middle distance running. She was chosen by Dame Mary to carry the Olympic torch at the 2012 Opening Ceremony in London and since gone on to become the third fastest 800m runner in the Irish Women’s rankings. As well as completing a degree at Queen’s University Belfast, she has her sights set on Olympic Games in Rio this year.


  • Nomination standard for Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022
  • Runner up Irish championships 2019 (after 2 years out from the sport)
European Team championships Ireland 2019 senior selection
  • Ranked 5th in Ireland 2021 (most competitive season in history) and most consistent female 800m athlete in Ireland 2021 with fast performances right up until September