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#Athletics Ireland

# athletics-ireland - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

There's no stopping him! Evergreen Heffernan lands Athlete of the Year award

Athletics Ireland’s annual award ceremony took place this afternoon.

# athletics-ireland - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland's record-breaker McCormack ready for tilt at third European title

The 33-year-old leads the Irish medal hopes at the European Cross Country Championships next month.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 16 July, 2017

32 years later, Sonia O'Sullivan's daughter follows in her footsteps with championship win

Sophie O’Sullivan impressed once again – this time at the National Juvenile Championships.

# athletics-ireland - Friday 7 July, 2017

Watch: Ireland's 4x100m relay team smash national junior record at Diamond League event Pace To Burn This post contains videos

Watch: Ireland's 4x100m relay team smash national junior record at Diamond League event

What a performance from Molly Scott, Sharlene Mawdsley, Gina Akpe Moses and Ciara Neville.

# athletics-ireland - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

'A fantastic athlete with a willingness to work hard' - Tributes paid as Irish runner dies suddenly RIP

'A fantastic athlete with a willingness to work hard' - Tributes paid as Irish runner dies suddenly

Leitrim native Joanna Duignan passed away over the weekend.

# athletics-ireland - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Spiderman attack! Runner denied first place because of pole vault mishap at Intervarsities Scenes This post contains videos

Spiderman attack! Runner denied first place because of pole vault mishap at Intervarsities

You won’t see a race end like this for a long, long time.

# athletics-ireland - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'I’d have an auld square of chocolate and a few chicken nuggets - it’s not a crime'

It’s all about the balance for Ireland Olympic hero Thomas Barr.

# athletics-ireland - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'You don't go to European Championships to race a Kenyan team. It's fundamentally wrong'

Athletics Ireland have expressed its concern over the IAAF’s eligibility rules.

# athletics-ireland - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Thomas Barr's Olympic exploits recognised as he wins national athletics award

Rob Heffernan was also recognised at this afternoon’s awards lunch in Santry.

# athletics-ireland - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

'Something seems to go wrong' - Sonia O'Sullivan on young Irish athletes' stunted development

The legendary sports star also discusses Ciara Mageean’s bronze medal success and her love of triathlons.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Superb Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland at European Championships

The Portaferry athlete finished with an impressive time of 4:33.78.

# athletics-ireland - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Last chance saloon! Ireland's relay team keep their Rio dream alive

They will need another big performance tomorrow if they are to book their ticket to this summer’s Games.

# athletics-ireland - Monday 27 June, 2016

Cooking up a storm! David Gillick to compete at European Championships 4 years after retiring

The 400m runner will make his international comeback next month.

# athletics-ireland - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Ciobanu's Olympic appeal falls on deaf ears as Athletics Ireland stick by controversial decision

An Independent Appeals Committee finds there was no ‘error of fact or a procedural deficit’ in selection process.

# athletics-ireland - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Dublin City Council launch unique 5k run to commemorate the 1916 Rising

The route takes in some of the capital’s landmark sites.

# athletics-ireland - Monday 21 December, 2015

7 Irish athletes achieve Olympic qualification standards after revision confirmed

A statement from Athletics Ireland has confirmed the news today.

# athletics-ireland - Friday 11 December, 2015

Two more Irish athletes set to qualify for Rio Olympics - reports

The IAAF have changed the qualification standards.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Is this man the most underrated coach in Ireland?

Coach to Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls, John Shields is currently a very busy man.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 22 November, 2015

'After my Dad died athletics helped my mind and took some of the depression away'

Irish middle distance runner and Olympic hopeful John Travers looks back on a difficult year.

# athletics-ireland - Monday 9 November, 2015

Athletics Ireland confident of its ‘honest, clean and independent’ anti-doping system

The governing body have released a statement in response to this afternoon’s bombshell report.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Group of 65 Gardai take part in Remembrance Run for two of their fallen colleagues Remembrance Run This post contains images

# athletics-ireland - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Clubs seek legal advice after insolvent race management company leaves them high and dry

Precision Timing were one of the leading race management firms in the country and supplied services to more than 160 events annually.

# athletics-ireland - Monday 31 August, 2015

What is the purpose of going for an ‘easy’ run?

We speak to Athletics Ireland’s national endurance coach.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Athletics Ireland 'deeply concerned' about Sunday Times doping allegations

CEO John Foley has called on the IAAF to act immediately on the allegations.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 8 March, 2015

'I surprised myself but it's a great feeling to pass out those guys and win a medal for Ireland'

It was another memorable day for Irish athletics in Prague.

# athletics-ireland - Thursday 5 February, 2015

'You can bring the skills you learn in schools athletics into all areas of your life' - Jessie Barr

The Olympian believes more should be done to encourage participation in schools athletics.

# athletics-ireland - Friday 15 August, 2014

'Sixth didn't appeal to me, I wanted to win': Rob Heffernan speaks after his mid-race withdrawal

The Corkman admits he ‘wasn’t great’ mentally and will have to learn from today’s experience.

# athletics-ireland - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Euros will be 'litmus test' for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls - Ankrom

Ireland’s 30-strong team fly out to Zurich next month with medals on their mind.

# athletics-ireland - Monday 23 June, 2014

Derval O’Rourke has retired from athletics

Cork hurdler brings down the curtain on a 12-year career in which she won five championship medals.

# athletics-ireland - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Athletics Ireland confirms positive test for Irish sprinter

Reigning 200m champion Steven Colvert told the Irish Examiner he will fight to clear his name.

# athletics-ireland - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Fionnuala Britton ruled out of World Championships

The Wicklow runner will take an “extended break” while she recovers from a recent chest infection.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 9 June, 2013

The best of the action from the Athletic Ireland Open Games Sunshine This post contains images

The best of the action from the Athletic Ireland Open Games

Personal bests were the order of the day in Santry.

# athletics-ireland - Friday 12 April, 2013

Derval O’Rourke’s Friday evening routine puts us to shame

Is this what people mean when they talk about that “Friday feeling”?

# athletics-ireland - Thursday 28 March, 2013

'There’s no shortage of money there' - Colin Griffin on Irish Sports Council funding

The two-time Olympic race walker is weighing up his next move after missing out on a grant for 2013.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 3 March, 2013

'Medals are so hard to get. It's something special' - Britton

The Kilcoole AC runner won bronze in the 3000m final in Gothenburg this afternoon.

# athletics-ireland - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Britton returns to Gothenburg with the World Cross Country Championships on the horizon

The European cross country champion is part of an 11-strong team competing in Sweden this weekend.

# athletics-ireland - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

‘I came away from the Olympics disappointed and wanted a good end to the year’ – Britton

The European Cross Country champion was glad to move on from her experience in London with a win over the weekend.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Britton makes history with gold in Budapest

The Wicklow runner defended her European Cross Country title and helped Ireland to the team event this afternoon.

# athletics-ireland - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Derval O'Rourke hurdles to victory in National League Final

The Cork athlete was a surprise inclusion in the field at Tullamore Harriers’ stadium.

# athletics-ireland - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

London 2012: Joanna Mills won’t take her case to CAS

The Ballymena athlete won’t appeal the decision to bring Catriona Cuddihy to the Olympics instead of her.

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