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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 […]

Healy heads Irish performances in first session in Glasgow

It was a baptism of fire for a battling Irish team on the first session of the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow today (March 1). Phil Healy (Bandon) was the only Irish athlete to progress from the first session finishing third in her 400m heat in 53.13. It earned her a fastest qualifier spot […]

Irish set for busy start in Glasgow

It will be a busy start for Irish in action on day 1 of the European Indoor Athletics Championships with 12 athletes competing in Glasgow tomorrow (March 1). Action gets underway with Cillin Greene (Galway City Harriers) and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) in action in the men’s 400m heats. Both athletes go in lane 2 in […]

Strong Irish team selected for European Indoors

A strong Irish team of 16 athletes have been selected for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow on March 1-3. The team will be led by a strong quartet in Phil Healy (Bandon), Ciara Mageean (UCD), Mark English (UCD), and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank). There is also a strong blend of youth and championship debuts. […]

Healy and Greene star in national thrillers

Phil Healy (Bandon) and Cillin Greene (Galway City Harriers) proved to be the star quarter milers today (February 17) on a pulsating weekend of action at the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships in Abbotstown. Healy continues to impress and sped to a new championship best performance of 52.81 in the women’s 400m which bodes […]

Mageean masterclass highlights day one

Leading results at end of release Ciara Mageean (UCD) produced a classy display to win the women’s 3,000m in 9:02.57 on day one of the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena today (February 16). It was ten years since Mageean won her first national indoor title over 1500m […]

Athletics Ireland and Waterways Ireland Launch Strategic Partnership

Athletics Ireland and Waterways Ireland are delighted to announce a new Strategic Partnership which will seek to promote physical activity on the over 1000km of trails and facilities across the Waterways Ireland system.   This partnership will see a range of Athletics Ireland programmes including Fit4Life and The Daily Mile avail of Waterways Ireland facilities […]

IRISH BOXERS TO FIGHT FOR BRONZE AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Dean Clancy and Dearbhla Rooney will now fight for bronze in the men’s and women’s flyweight categories respectively following losses in today’s bouts while Miriam Daly achieved 62.15 in the women’s 400m hurdles.   Boxing: Dean Clancy was defeated by Team GB’s Ivan Price in the men’s fly (49-52kg) semi-finals today. The Ballinacarrow native looked to […]

FIFTH PLACE FOR GALWAY GYMNAST AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Fifth place for Slevin in the balance beam, 14th for Miranda Tcheuthchoua in the women’s 3kg hammer throw while Team Ireland golfers Kitt and Crowley Walsh finished up T13 in the Mixed Team event.   Gymnastics: Emma Slevin has finished fifth in the balance beam finals at the Youth Olympic Games with a score of […]

DAY NINE: BOXER DEARBHLA ROONEY QUALIFIES FOR WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT SEMI FINAL

Dearbhla Rooney qualified for the Women’s Feather (54-57kg) semi-finals after a dominant win over Roma Linda Martinez from the USA. Manorhamilton’s Rooney had not met the American fighter previously and was relieved to progress to the next round.   Speaking after her fight she said, “I’m absolutely delighted with it. I was happy with how […]

AN EXCITING DAY SIX FOR TEAM IRELAND AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Day six at the Youth Olympic Games was a busy one, with Mona McSharry finishing fifth in the women’s 50m freestyle final, gymnast Emma Slevin placed sixth in the All-Around while Lusk’s Miranda Tcheutchou is lying in 15th in the women’s 3kg hammer throw.   Swimming: Mona McSharry finished fifth in the finals of the […]
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