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#Irish Athletics

# irish-athletics - Friday 26 February, 2021

'It's headlines, medals, performances, records - and right now, we have that in abundance'
# On The Up
# On The Up

'It's headlines, medals, performances, records - and right now, we have that in abundance'

Feb 26th 2021, 5:19 PM 10,966 Views 6 Comments

David Gillick on the air of excitement around Irish athletics and his belief that the Olympic Games will go ahead this summer.

# irish-athletics - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Power's incredible season continues as she smashes her own Irish indoor 800m record in Poland
# Born Torun
# Born Torun

Power's incredible season continues as she smashes her own Irish indoor 800m record in Poland

Feb 17th 2021, 6:44 PM 6,225 Views 2 Comments

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.

# irish-athletics - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67
# RIP
# RIP

Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67

Jan 21st 2021, 2:26 PM 102,418 Views 33 Comments

Kiernan finished ninth in the 1984 Olympic Marathon, and went on to coach many of Ireland’s top athletes.

# irish-athletics - Friday 9 October, 2020

Tributes paid following sudden death of Irish Olympian Pat Hooper
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid following sudden death of Irish Olympian Pat Hooper

Oct 9th 2020, 10:19 PM 63,130 Views 4 Comments

Pat Hooper represented Ireland at the 1980 Olympic Games.

# irish-athletics - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'I was like, 'What is this bulge coming out the side?' My shoulder was hanging to my knee'
# Ouch
# Ouch

'I was like, 'What is this bulge coming out the side?' My shoulder was hanging to my knee'

Updated Sep 16th 2020, 5:55 PM 39,298 Views 0 Comments

Phil Healy talks to The42 about suffering a dislocated shoulder and the 2020 National Athletics Championships.

# irish-athletics - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'Those performances have really stamped my place in world-class Irish athletics, and world-class athletics'
# Mageean Magic
# Mageean Magic

'Those performances have really stamped my place in world-class Irish athletics, and world-class athletics'

Aug 26th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,127 Views 2 Comments

Ciara Mageean on her recent blistering form which saw her break two national records, last weekend’s blip and chasing Sonia’s records.

# irish-athletics - Friday 24 July, 2020

Ciara Mageean becomes first Irishwoman to break two-minute mark over 800m
# Golden Girl
# Golden Girl

Ciara Mageean becomes first Irishwoman to break two-minute mark over 800m

Jul 24th 2020, 5:24 PM 11,156 Views 6 Comments

The 28-year-old produced a blistering run in Bern.

# irish-athletics - Thursday 2 July, 2020

The Dubliner targeting a 38-year-old Irish record in a second chance at elite athletics
# Maturity
# Maturity

The Dubliner targeting a 38-year-old Irish record in a second chance at elite athletics

Jul 2nd 2020, 6:46 PM 5,893 Views 2 Comments

Irish middle-distance runner Andrew Coscoran has learned some important life lessons.

# irish-athletics - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'Sitting in the hospital, tears flowing down my face... it was physically hard, but mentally was totally different'
# Best Is Yet To Come
# Best Is Yet To Come

'Sitting in the hospital, tears flowing down my face... it was physically hard, but mentally was totally different'

Jan 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 9,334 Views 0 Comments

Irish sprint star Phil Healy is ready for a massive 2020 after a challenging 2019.

# irish-athletics - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Sonia O'Sullivan inducted in Hall of Fame on 50th birthday as Mageean named Irish athlete of the year
# Top Of The Tree
# Top Of The Tree

Sonia O'Sullivan inducted in Hall of Fame on 50th birthday as Mageean named Irish athlete of the year

Nov 28th 2019, 5:49 PM 5,302 Views 4 Comments

There were plenty of smiles at the National Athletics Awards in Blanchardstown.

# irish-athletics - Monday 28 October, 2019

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret
# The Middle Distance
# The Middle Distance

'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret

Oct 28th 2019, 10:00 AM 33,899 Views 17 Comments

In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub four-minute miles.

# irish-athletics - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Irish sprint relay team again show all their potential in Yokohama
# 4x100m
# 4x100m

Irish sprint relay team again show all their potential in Yokohama

May 11th 2019, 3:48 PM 13,456 Views 2 Comments

The quartet of Ciara Neville, Patience Jumbo Gula, Rhasidat Adeleke and Gina Akpe Moses produced another brilliant performance today.

# irish-athletics - Monday 4 March, 2019

Bronze Age back for Ireland as 'delighted' English and Mageean bask in European glory
# Picture Perfect
# Picture Perfect

Bronze Age back for Ireland as 'delighted' English and Mageean bask in European glory

Mar 4th 2019, 7:05 PM 3,498 Views 3 Comments

It was a Sunday night to remember in Glasgow.

# irish-athletics - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Fall ends rising star Healy's hopes of medal at European Cross Country
# Tilburg 2018
# Tilburg 2018

Fall ends rising star Healy's hopes of medal at European Cross Country

Dec 9th 2018, 2:53 PM 6,611 Views 1 Comment

There were strong performances from Sara Treacy, Sean Tobin and Ryan Forsyth in Tilburg.

# irish-athletics - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Phil Healy breaks 23-second barrier to set new Irish 200 metre record

Phil Healy breaks 23-second barrier to set new Irish 200 metre record

Jul 17th 2018, 1:40 AM 8,184 Views 13 Comments

Healy’s time of 22.99 eclipses the 17-year-old record set by Sarah Reilly.

# irish-athletics - Monday 16 July, 2018

In pics: Irish athletes return from U20 world championships with medals in tow
# Irish Athletics
# Irish Athletics

In pics: Irish athletes return from U20 world championships with medals in tow

Jul 16th 2018, 9:34 PM 6,310 Views 2 Comments

Sommer Lecky and the 4×100 metre relay team touched down in Dublin airport to huge congratulations this afternoon.

# irish-athletics - Saturday 14 July, 2018

History makers! Ireland women's relay team take silver medal at World U20 Championships
# World Championships
# World Championships

History makers! Ireland women's relay team take silver medal at World U20 Championships

Jul 14th 2018, 2:37 PM 59,737 Views 39 Comments

Ireland took silver following a strong performance in Finland on Saturday afternoon at the U20s IAAF World Championships.

# irish-athletics - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

From 100m gold to English Paper 1: Meet the Irish teenage sprint star on track for glory
# High Flyer
# High Flyer

From 100m gold to English Paper 1: Meet the Irish teenage sprint star on track for glory

Jul 3rd 2018, 9:58 AM 10,184 Views 2 Comments

Emerging talent Ciara Neville speaks to The42 about balancing her time between training and study as she continues her rise in athletics.

# irish-athletics - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Anonymous donor steps in to fund new €3 million UCD running track
# Great News
# Great News

Anonymous donor steps in to fund new €3 million UCD running track

Jan 25th 2018, 9:34 PM 34,334 Views 32 Comments

The university has confirmed the plans this evening.

# irish-athletics - Monday 27 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 27th 2017, 6:11 PM 3,262 Views 1 Comment

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

# irish-athletics - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'
# The Long Road Back
# The Long Road Back

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'

Jan 29th 2017, 9:37 PM 28,030 Views 4 Comments

Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.

# irish-athletics - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'It was the best and most satisfying year of my life but also the toughest. It was emotional'
# Interview
# Interview

'It was the best and most satisfying year of my life but also the toughest. It was emotional'

Dec 25th 2016, 9:45 PM 16,698 Views 1 Comment

Thomas Barr visited The42 to look back on 12 months of exhilarating highs and testing lows in a wide-ranging interview.

# irish-athletics - Monday 21 March, 2016

'It's very tough knowing you're standing on the track with potential drug cheats'
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

'It's very tough knowing you're standing on the track with potential drug cheats'

Mar 21st 2016, 5:14 PM 14,864 Views 8 Comments

It’s been a contrasting few years for hurdling siblings Thomas and Jessie Barr.

# irish-athletics - Saturday 7 March, 2015

One of Ireland's brightest track prospects is one race away from another European medal
# In The Hunt
# In The Hunt

One of Ireland's brightest track prospects is one race away from another European medal

Mar 7th 2015, 6:18 PM 5,656 Views 2 Comments

Mark English will look to add an indoor medal to his haul tomorrow afternoon.

# irish-athletics - Monday 18 August, 2014

Snapshot: Donegal's Mark English brings home the bronze from European Champs
# Made His Mark
# Made His Mark

Snapshot: Donegal's Mark English brings home the bronze from European Champs

Aug 18th 2014, 3:21 PM 7,335 Views 7 Comments

The 21-year-old made the podium in the 800m and also helped the 400m relay team set a new national record.

# irish-athletics - Friday 14 June, 2013

World's fastest man Usain Bolt to visit Donegal next year
# Bolt
# Bolt

World's fastest man Usain Bolt to visit Donegal next year

Jun 14th 2013, 3:00 PM 12,811 Views 20 Comments

Irish manager Patsy McGonagle, who receives the Freedom of Donegal County today, says one of sport’s biggest names is heading to the hills next year.

# irish-athletics - Thursday 16 August, 2012

There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan
# Interview
# Interview

There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan

Aug 16th 2012, 9:35 PM 13,619 Views 29 Comments

The race walker also suggested the government should provide sport in this country with significant funding.

# irish-athletics - Monday 13 August, 2012

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

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

Aug 13th 2012, 7:06 PM 6,778 Views 10 Comments

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

# irish-athletics - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Derval can deliver on biggest stage
# London 2012
# London 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Derval can deliver on biggest stage

Aug 7th 2012, 3:43 PM 4,944 Views 9 Comments

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

# irish-athletics - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney
# London 2012
# London 2012

Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney

Aug 1st 2012, 12:45 PM 5,084 Views 0 Comments

The Leevale athlete is expecting strong performances from the likes of Derval O’Rourke and Fionnuala Britton.

# irish-athletics - Friday 30 July, 2010

Gillick disappointed by run
# Athletics
# Athletics

Gillick disappointed by run

Jul 30th 2010, 9:27 PM 65 Views 0 Comments

O'Rourke through first heat for hurdles
# Athletics
# Athletics

O'Rourke through first heat for hurdles

Jul 30th 2010, 7:31 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

Irish records set by athletes in Barcelona.