2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]

December Sports Roundup

  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

Mixed weekend for Team Ireland

Irish competitors featured with mixed fortunes at IAAF World Championships in London over the weekend. Brian Gregan brought a successful weekend to a close in the semi-finals of the men’s 400m. The 27-year-old Dubliner was simply outclassed as he came home sixth in 45.42 in a race won by Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk in […]

English and Gregan impress in Finland

Individual victories from Mark English and Brian Gregan helped seal Ireland’s European Team Championships First League status in Vaasa, Finland over the weekend, although they finished out of contention for promotion to the top-flight Super League. Finishing eighth among the 12 nations, with the top three promoted, Ireland  ended up ranked 20th overall among European […]

European Race Walking Bronze

Ireland took bronze medals over 20km at the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady, Czech Republic over the weekend led home by Leevale’s Alex Wright, sixth in 1:21:48. Rob Heffernan finished 13th in 1:22:40, with Cian McManamon next home for the Irish in 26th, in 1:24:03, ensuring the team came home third with 45 points. In […]

Leinster Schools Athletics

An exciting day 1 of the Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships kicks off tomorrow (May 17) in Morton Stadium. It will predominantly see the minor and junior age groups in action with the majority of the intermediate and senior categories on Saturday (May 21st). There will be seniors competing in the steeplechase and Amy […]

McNamara High Performance Director

Congratulations to Paul McNamara named as the new Athletics Ireland Director of High Performance. He will take up the role on April 10th 2017. Paul joined Athletics Ireland in 2006 as a Regional Development Officer.  He is responsible for the Endurance programme in Athletics Ireland, is an IAAF Level 1V Endurance Coach and a certified Coach Education […]

Irish team selected for European Indoors

An 11-strong Irish team has been selected for the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on March 3rd-5th. This will be the first phase of the next four year Olympic cycle in Tokyo 2020 and European outdoor 1500m bronze medallist Ciara Mageean is one of the leading names on the team. The UCD athlete will […]

Top Athletes At National Indoor Arena

John Travers (Donore Harriers) thrilling sprint finish with Paul Robinson (St Coca’s) to win the 1500m embodied a competitive and exciting  National Indoor Championships at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. The weekend was full of drama and excitement in an arena that fit the bill for both athletes and spectators alike. John Travers pounced […]

McDaid to coach Team Europe

Letterkenny’s Teresa McDaid received her latest honour by being selected to be a part of the European Athletics coaching staff at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in Holyrood Park this Saturday (January 7) where Fionnuala McCormack will be bidding for glory. Teresa McDaid has been part of Irish coaching set-ups for well over a decade […]
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