# Athletics Ireland

Last month
February 2023
# factcheck
Debunked: Buses in Santry were not a 'migrant convoy', but were dropping children to athletics
About 1,000 students were taking part in the Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships 2023 in Santry.
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# mick the man
Rio Olympian Mick Clohisey, Fionnuala Ross win national marathon titles in Belfast
Over 5,700 people were set to take to the start line in Stormont on Sunday morning.
# born torun
Power's incredible season continues as she smashes her own Irish indoor 800m record in Poland
The Dubliner has clocked three of her fastest ever times during the 2021 season, and this evening broke a record she set just over a fortnight ago.
# bandon bullet
Phil Healy sets National Indoor Championship record
The Cork native produced a performance that boosted her ranking points as she bids to secure qualification for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
# Athletics
Mageean, Neville and Healy all shine as champions are crowned at Morton Stadium
The stars were out for this year’s National Senior Championships in Santry.
# emotional rollercoaster
'I just felt weird... It wasn't exactly how I wanted to feel on the podium'
Dubliner Nadia Power’s bronze medal at European U23 championships wasn’t exactly a straightforward one.
# Unstoppable
Sensational Adeleke takes 100m gold for Ireland at the European Youth Olympics
The 16-year-old Dubliner dominated the race and crossed the whitewash in 11.7 seconds.
# on the podium
McElhinney and Healy medal for Ireland at European U20 Championships
It was a good day on the track in Sweden.
# running for life
John Travers: Dealing with death, becoming a father and Tokyo 2020
The Irish middle-distance runner has bounced back from a series of setbacks to set his sights on the Olympics.
# tough luck
Fourth place agony for Ireland in 4x100m relay at U23 European Championships
Molly Scott, Ciara Neville, Sharlene Mawdsley and Gina Akpe-Moses just missed out on a podium finish in Sweden.
# 4x100m
Irish sprint relay team again show all their potential in Yokohama
The quartet of Ciara Neville, Patience Jumbo Gula, Rhasidat Adeleke and Gina Akpe Moses produced another brilliant performance today.
# medal alert
Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final
The 26-year-old was pipped for second place in Glasgow.
# glasgow 2019
Disappointing morning at European Indoors as fine margins sees Irish trio fail to make finals
It was a tough morning for Joseph Ojewumi, Molly Scott and Lauren Roy.
# mixed results
Ciara Mageean powers into 1500m final, while Healy falls short in 400m semis
Mark English booked his place in the men’s 800m semi-final.
# Athletics
Healy, Mageean and Barr lead the way to Glasgow as strong Irish team named for European Indoors
A strong Irish team of 16 athletes has been chosen for next month’s European Indoor Athletics Championships.
# Up and Running
Ireland's fastest woman Phil Healy gets 2019 off to the perfect start with 400m victory in Vienna
The 24-year-old Cork sprinter has her sights set on the European Indoor Athletics Championships in March.
# patience is a virtue
'My Dad has always said, 'this is the land my children are going to prosper in''
After a stunning breakthrough year in 2018, Patience Jumbo-Gula is one of Ireland’s most exciting young track and field athletes.
# indoor activites
Barr hoping to bring the heat to first indoor season on long road to Doha
The European bronze medallist is targeting qualification for the European Indoor Championships in March.
# disappointing
Olympic hopefuls forced to miss college lectures to commute for training
A number of young athletes on sport scholarships in Dublin City University no longer have access to suitable facilities in the capital.
# tilburg 2018
Fall ends rising star Healy's hopes of medal at European Cross Country
There were strong performances from Sara Treacy, Sean Tobin and Ryan Forsyth in Tilburg.
# Multi-talented
Ulster wing Sexton among the winners at Athletics Ireland awards
Thomas Barr was crowned Athlete of the Year at today’s ceremony in Dublin.
# medal hopefuls
O'Sullivan and Healy included in strong Irish team for European Cross Country
Ciara Mageean and Kevin Dooney lead the senior teams for next week’s Championships in Tilburg.
# Abbotstown
Boost for Irish athletics as Dublin wins bid to host European Cross Country
The event will come to the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown in 2020.
# late beginner
Ireland's second fastest marathon runner ever on representing Australia and realising her potential at 41
Mayo native Sinead Diver reflects on her phenomenal Melbourne Marathon triumph.
# Berlin 2018
British-born sprinter Leon Reid cleared to represent Ireland at European Champs
Reid, who holds an Irish passport, previously represented Team GB at junior and underage level.
# close-run thing
Reid edges Lawler in pulsating 200m duel at national championships
Phil Healy led the way in the women’s 200m final.
# taking on the world
'You're just pinching yourself asking if it's real... I'm thinking, 'we're the world silver medalists''
Karen Kirk is the coach who guided the Ireland women’s 4x100m relay team to a sliver medal at the World U20 championships.
# Life in the fast lane
'It's a huge deal to wear the green of Ireland' - Mixing it up between the world stage and school
Up-and-coming star Ciara Neville on her meteoric rise, Leaving Cert year and balancing it all on and off the track
# Athletics
Ireland's Ciara Mageean and Phil Healy fail to progress at World Indoor Championships
There was disappointment for both runners late on Friday in Birmingham.
# History Maker
'Ticked the first box' - Ireland's Phil Healy books World Indoor 400m semi-final spot
The Bandon runner finished 3rd in her heat with a time of 52.75.
# birmingham bound
Ireland to send team of four to next month's World Indoor Championships
The in-form Phil Healy and Olympian Ciara Mageean are both on the all-women Team Ireland.
# Measure of success
'I don't think the Irish public's sporting expectations are matched with investment'
The new Athletics Ireland chief says more investment is needed if the sport is to flourish.
# Great News
Anonymous donor steps in to fund new €3 million UCD running track
The university has confirmed the plans this evening.
# Awards Season
There's no stopping him! Evergreen Heffernan lands Athlete of the Year award
Athletics Ireland’s annual award ceremony took place this afternoon.
# Evergreen
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.
# Family Fortunes
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.
# pace to burn
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.
'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.
# Scenes
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.
# Fitness
'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.