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Athletics

MINSK – ATHLETICS AT THE EUROPEAN GAMES


At the European Games, an exciting new format will be introduced, with the official launch of the Dynamic New Athletics (DNA). Ireland will have fifteen athletes competing at any one time, with an additional six reserves named. The brand new format for athletics competitions has a strong focus on combined team effort. DNA is an […]

Opportunity to watch Olympic hopeful athletes in Dublin

This weekend there will be a rare opportunity to see some of Ireland’s top athletes in action in Dublin at the National Indoor Championships. For an opportunity to come and watch the cream of Irish athletics compete, why not head over the the Athletics Ireland website for more details, and a preview of who to […]

IRISH TEAM LOOK TO SHINE IN LISBON

The Irish team will be looking for good performances at the 26th edition of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon on Sunday (December 8th) ahead of the championships in Dublin next year. This will be the third time Portugal has hosted the championships and this year Bela Vista Park hosts the event in […]

World Athletics Heritage Honour Ronnie Delany and Eamonn Coghlan

Last week legends of World Athletics gathered at an event in Monaco to celebrate the achievements of some of the world’s best runners in the mile including Ireland’s 1956 Olympic 1500m champion Ronnie Delany and former world 5000m champion and world indoor record holder Eamonn Coghlan, as well as eight of the last 10 living […]

Tokyo 2020 marathon and race walk venue approved

The IOC, World Athletics and Tokyo 2020 agree on revised event schedule and a legacy-focused 20km loop course for the first half of the marathon in Sapporo Odori Park. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that Sapporo Odori Park in Hokkaido […]

Ciara Mageean crowned Athlete of the Year at the AI Awards

Ciara Mageean (City of Lisburn) was named as the Athlete of the Year at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards which took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown today (November 28th). Mageean took top honours after her 10th place finish at the World Athletics Championships in a world class time of 4:00.15. She […]

McCormack triumphs in sister act; Brady delivers at national cross

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) hailed ‘a great day for the family and the club’ as she routed the field to win the women’s 8,000m race with her sister Una Britton in third at the Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships in Abbotstown today (November 24). There was an equally proud and emotional moment for Liam […]

Sonia O’Sullivan set to enter Hall of Fame at Irish Life Health Athletics Awards

Sonia O’Sullivan, arguably Ireland’s greatest ever athlete, will celebrate her 50th birthday by being honoured with the Hall of Fame award at this year’s Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards on Thursday November 28th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown. O’Sullivan, who turns 50 on the day, has so many accolades that it’s easy […]

Olympic Marathon and Race Walk Moves to Sapporo

COOLER CONDITIONS FOR THESE ENDURANCE EVENTS ARE PART OF COMPREHENSIVE MEASURES TO PROTECT ATHLETES, OFFICIALS AND SPECTATORS DURING THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it is planning to move the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 1972. The […]

Medals for Power and Flanagan on a dramatic day at the U23 European Championships

Nadia Power has won bronze in a dramatic 800m at the European U23 Athletic Championships. Power put in an excellent performance in the final, finishing strongly to claim third place behind the British pair of Jemma Reekie and Ellie Baker. However, it would soon emerge that she had been disqualified. She was adjudged to have obstructed one […]

McCormack delivers magnificent performance in Aarhus

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) delivered a magnificent performance to finish 18th in the senior women’s 10,000m race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark today.   Just six months after giving birth, McCormack was back on the world stage and as good as ever in a loaded field where Helen Obiri (Kenya) completed […]
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