# hurdles

Last year
# Stride For Stride
Sarah Lavin finishes fifth in 100m hurdles semi-final at World Athletics Championships
The Emerald AC star fell just short of her personal best in a very competitive field.
# hurdles
Personal-best performance sees Sarah Lavin into world semi-final in Belgrade
The Limerick native will aim to clinch a final spot this evening.
All time
# tokyo 2020
Parchment wins men's Olympic 110m hurdles gold and US relay woes strike again
Parchment clocked 13.04 seconds, to trump fading world champion Grant Holloway.
# Athletics
'I still get nervous when they start putting hurdles on the track. My stomach drops slightly'
Derval O’Rourke’s muscle memory from her time as an athlete is still intact.
# hurdles
Van Graan asks for patience as Munster regroup for 'knockout' clash with Racing
With a new system to bed in, Johann van Graan laments that he has not been able to maintain a consistent starting XV.
# back on track
'My fire had been bright, but it was burning out': Lavin's love for hurdles rekindled
The 25-year-old track star is enjoying athletics again after a combination of injury and obsession set her back.
# Ireland Scott Talent
'I did get a World Championships silver medal, but I left Finland beginning my entire life again'
The Carlow-sprinter will represent Ireland at senior level for the first time today in Glasgow.
# Rio 2016
Barr now lives with the rare agony of 4th, the best and worst place away from the podium
The niggling questions over winning athletes can add to any mixed feelings.
# best barr none
The entire country is now in love with Thomas Barr and his whole family
Best fourth placer ever!
# Fear Thar Barr
48 seconds from immortality: The biggest day of Thomas Barr's career
Waterford star set to end Ireland’s 84-year wait for an Olympic track sprint final.
# fit foodie
Eat like an Olympian: Derval O'Rourke launches second book
The former Olympian and new mother has adapted well to life after athletics.
# deise dash
400m hurdle gold for Waterford's Thomas Barr at World University Games
The University of Limerick man finished in a time of 48,78 seconds.
# hurdles
'There's just too much at stake for jockeys to really enjoy Cheltenham'
With more riders but fewer runners, life isn’t simple for freelancers like Dougie Costello.
# turn off and on again
Google has explained why it pulled the plug (for now) on Google Glass
The company held its earnings call last night, where it failed to meet analysts’ expectations for the fifth quarter in a row.
# world beater
Thomas Barr stuns reigning world champion to clinch 400m hurdles crown
The Waterford native broke the Irish record back in May and continues to impress on the track.
# hurdle heroine
20 pictures that celebrate Derval O'Rourke's brilliant hurdling career
Ireland’s most fierce track competitor hung up her spikes this morning. Here are some of her finest moments.
# Interview
Weightlifting, walking and getting lapped by 80-year-olds: How Derval recovered
The hurdler has had to learn to walk (and swim) before she can run again.
# collect them all
'It's frustrating to have only four medals, there's one missing' -- Derval O'Rourke
The Cork hurdler is hoping to be back on the podium in Zurich this August, but has had to push her competitive return back by a month.
# aussie aussie aussie
It's raining, so here's a clip of Michelle Jenneke falling over
She broke the hurdle. Broke it in two.
# Doping Ban
Derval O'Rourke in line for medal upgrade as Yanit handed doping ban
Athletics Ireland contact European bosses to clarify the implications of Nevin Yanit’s two-year ban for Derval O’Rourke.
# Upgrade
Derval O'Rourke in line for medal upgrade as rival charged with doping
Nevin Yanit won the European title in Gothenburg in March
# financial hurdles
‘I find it hard not to take it personally’ — Derval O’Rourke ‘disappointed’ by grants cut
The Cork athlete was granted just €12,000 this year.
# Gothenburg
Indoor Championships: O'Rourke eases through 60m heat
The Cork athlete came second in her heat this morning, clocking a season’s best time in the process.
# Viral
Internet sensation and dancing hurdler Michelle Jenneke does her warm-up dance for the Swimsuit Issue
‘It’s a normal film!’
# winning ways
Derval O'Rourke hurdles to victory in National League Final
The Cork athlete was a surprise inclusion in the field at Tullamore Harriers’ stadium.
# London 2012
Derval O'Rourke qualifies for 100m Hurdles semi-final
The Cork athlete recorded a season’s best time of 12.91 and paid credit to her training partner, our very own Ails McSweeney.
# Committed
VIDEO: A day in the life of Lolo Jones
The American Olympian is the subject of a stylish little featurette.
# english glee
Young Irish track stars progress to world championship semi-finals
Mark English and Sarah Lavin will hope to make it through to the final of their respective events on Saturday evening.
# Focus
Hurdles: O'Rourke quietly confident in Olympic build-up
London 2012 is ‘the one you wanna nail’ says Derval O’Rourke, but for the moment the Douglas athlete is concentrating on her next hurdle in Istanbul.