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Monday 13 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Sometimes the medals go to those who want them the most

Our columnist gives a review and analysis of what was one of the most successful Olympic Games ever from an Irish supporter’s perspective.

Saturday 11 August, 2012

Ailís McSweeney: Historic double within Farah's grasp

The track and field action comes to a close but it could be a night to remember, writes athletics expert Ailís McSweeney.

Ailís McSweeney: Captain's performance from Rob can inspire Olive

Rob Heffernan brought Ireland to the brink of a sixth medal in the men’s 50km race walk this morning.

Thursday 9 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha

The Bray woman’s heroics will be difficult to follow, but David Rudisha and Usain Bolt are fitting closers to a sensational day.

Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Derval can deliver on biggest stage

The Cork-born hurdler is built to perform when the championship pressure is on, writes her training partner Ailis McSweeney.

Monday 6 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Track and field needs athletes like Bolt

The Jamaican 100m star last night proved to the world that he is the best around.

Sunday 5 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Bolt will claim gold, provided he is fully fit

The 100m Final takes place this evening, and our columnist is tipping the 25-year-old to retain his title.

Saturday 4 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Track action out of the blocks quickly... and there's no let up today

Ireland’s 100m record-holder looks forward to another packed slate at Olympic Park. With the Irish hoping to improve on yesterday’s fare.

Friday 3 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Time to shine for Irish stars on the track

Our resident expert gives us the run down on the first day of athletics action in East London.

Thursday 2 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: For Ireland’s track stars, this is the biggest race of their lives

The likes of Derval O’Rourke, Robert Heffernan and Joanne Cuddihy are ready to go in London, writes their injured team-mate.

Ailis McSweeney: London may be tough, but sometimes the journey is just as hard

Ireland had their own selection headache ahead of the start gun on track tomorrow. But we’re not the only ones.

Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Athletics preview: London ready for another changing of the guard

Irish sprinter Ailis McSweeney identifies the events in which the next generation may step onto the podium.