Athletics News

Healy heads Irish performances in first session in Glasgow

March 1, 2019
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

March 1, 2019
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

February 20, 2019
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

February 20, 2019
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

February 20, 2019
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

February 20, 2019
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 […]


October 17, 2018
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 […]


October 16, 2018
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 […]


October 15, 2018
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 […]


October 14, 2018
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 […]

Athlete Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018

Team Ireland Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018
Irish Schedule Athlete Discipline Event Local Start Time (GMT -3) Irish Start Time (GMT+1) Venue 6th October OPENING CEREMONY 7th October Nhat Nguyen Badminton Men's Singles Tecnopolis Park Niamh Coyne Swimming Women's 50 Breaststroke 10:00 - 18:07 14:00 - 22:07 Youth Olympic Park Mona McSharry Emma Slevin Gymnastics Women's Floor 14:04 18:04 8th October Nhat […]

October Newsletter Sports Roundup

October 2, 2018
Hockey: The Irish women's team’s remarkable run to the Hockey World Cup final in London, the pinnacle of the sport outside of the Olympic Games, earned them an historic silver medal. Coached by Graham Shaw and captained by Katie Mullan, the hockey team's thrilling sequence of matches got the whole country behind them and their […]

Team Ireland Announced for Youth Olympic Games

September 15, 2018
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today named a squad of 16 athletes from 9 sports, to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in October in Buenos Aires. Competition runs from October 6 to October 18 featuring over 4,000 athletes and over 32 sports. This will be the first outing for Team Ireland since the […]

Former EYOF Athletes bring home the silver!

July 16, 2018
Congratulations to the Irish athletes who won Silver medals at the recent IAAF World U20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. The Irish women’s 4x100m relay team who set a new national U20 record of 43.90 seconds was comprised of former European Youth Olympic Festival athletes; Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula.  The […]


April 16, 2018
Ciara Neville (Emerald Athletics Club, Limerick). When the Monaleen sprinter ran 11.52 seconds for 100m in the All-Ireland Schools final last summer, it was the joint seventh fastest time ever by an Irishwoman and she was still only 17. Neville went on to finish seventh in the European Junior final and debuted at the World […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

April 16, 2018
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

December 22, 2017
  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

August 8, 2017
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

June 26, 2017
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

May 22, 2017
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

May 17, 2017
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

March 30, 2017
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

February 21, 2017
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

February 20, 2017
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

January 6, 2017
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 […]

Barr named Athlete of the Year

December 1, 2016
Congratulations to Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) who was named  Athlete of the Year at the National Athletics Awards which took place on Wednesday 30th of November in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry. Barr grabbed the country’s attention with his sparkling performances at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro which culminated in a magnificent fourth place […]

Olympic Medal Presentation for Rob Heffernan

November 3, 2016
On 3rd November 2016, at 7-00pm Rob was presented with his London 2012 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Concert Hall, City Hall, Cork. The event was hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill and the medal was presented by Acting President of the Olympic Council of Ireland William O'Brien. It was a tremendous occasion for Olympic Sport […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 16/16

August 21, 2016
Sunday August 21st, 2016 A photo posted by Team Ireland (@olympicsirl) on Aug 21, 2016 at 8:08am PDT



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