# Irish Athletics

This year
The 20-year-old from Tallaght with the world at her feet
Ahead of a crucial few days for Rhasidat Adeleke, Johnny Fox and Pierce O’Callaghan reflect on the Irish athlete’s phenomenal rise.
Rhasidat Adeleke's star continues to rise with latest Irish 200m record
This latest performance in Florida comes on the back of a superb indoor season for the 20-year-old.
Last year
Israel Olatunde: Burst spikes, missing Mum's cooking, and magical messages in Munich
‘I want more. I want medals. I want championships. I want to bring it as far as I can…and become one of the greats in the sport, for sure.’
How Mark English plotted his brilliant bronze in the European 800m final
‘A lot of people have actually commented just on how I ran the race; I think that meant a lot to people as well.’
Women's 4x400m relay storm into final while superb Shanahan advances in 800m
It’s another action-packed day for the Irish athletes at the European Championships.
Thomas Barr advances to semi-finals of 400m hurdles in Oregon
Barr ran a season’s best of 49.15 for second place to secure an automatic qualifying spot
McElhinney, McDonnell and Mawdsley impress at National Indoors
Elsewhere, Sarah Lavin was the standout performer in the 60m hurdles.
All time
Coscoran targeting 'next level' for both himself and Irish athletics after Tokyo breakthrough
‘I’ll be pushing on, trying to get better and we’ll see how good I can get.’
Disappointment for Team Ireland as Mageean and Healy fail to qualify for 1500m semi-finals
It was a disheartening morning on the track for Team Ireland.
'It's headlines, medals, performances, records - and right now, we have that in abundance'
David Gillick on the air of excitement around Irish athletics and his belief that the Olympic Games will go ahead this summer.
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.
Irish athletics great Jerry Kiernan has died aged 67
Kiernan finished ninth in the 1984 Olympic Marathon, and went on to coach many of Ireland’s top athletes.
Tributes paid following sudden death of Irish Olympian Pat Hooper
Pat Hooper represented Ireland at the 1980 Olympic Games.
'I was like, 'What is this bulge coming out the side?' My shoulder was hanging to my knee'
Phil Healy talks to The42 about suffering a dislocated shoulder and the 2020 National Athletics Championships.
'Those performances have really stamped my place in world-class Irish athletics, and world-class athletics'
Ciara Mageean on her recent blistering form which saw her break two national records, last weekend’s blip and chasing Sonia’s records.
Ciara Mageean becomes first Irishwoman to break two-minute mark over 800m
The 28-year-old produced a blistering run in Bern.
The Dubliner targeting a 38-year-old Irish record in a second chance at elite athletics
Irish middle-distance runner Andrew Coscoran has learned some important life lessons.
'Sitting in the hospital, tears flowing down my face... it was physically hard, but mentally was totally different'
Irish sprint star Phil Healy is ready for a massive 2020 after a challenging 2019.
Sonia O'Sullivan inducted in Hall of Fame on 50th birthday as Mageean named Irish athlete of the year
There were plenty of smiles at the National Athletics Awards in Blanchardstown.
'I got lost in many ways' - Marcus O'Sullivan on running for his life, exit strategies and a lingering regret
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 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.
Bronze Age back for Ireland as 'delighted' English and Mageean bask in European glory
It was a Sunday night to remember in Glasgow.
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.
Phil Healy breaks 23-second barrier to set new Irish 200 metre record
Healy’s time of 22.99 eclipses the 17-year-old record set by Sarah Reilly.
In pics: Irish athletes return from U20 world championships with medals in tow
Sommer Lecky and the 4×100 metre relay team touched down in Dublin airport to huge congratulations this afternoon.
History makers! Ireland women's relay team take silver medal at World U20 Championships
Ireland took silver following a strong performance in Finland on Saturday afternoon at the U20s IAAF World Championships.
From 100m gold to English Paper 1: Meet the Irish teenage sprint star on track for glory
Emerging talent Ciara Neville speaks to The42 about balancing her time between training and study as she continues her rise in athletics.
Anonymous donor steps in to fund new €3 million UCD running track
The university has confirmed the plans this evening.
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.
'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'
Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.
'It was the best and most satisfying year of my life but also the toughest. It was emotional'
Thomas Barr visited The42 to look back on 12 months of exhilarating highs and testing lows in a wide-ranging interview.
'It's very tough knowing you're standing on the track with potential drug cheats'
It’s been a contrasting few years for hurdling siblings Thomas and Jessie Barr.
One of Ireland's brightest track prospects is one race away from another European medal
Mark English will look to add an indoor medal to his haul tomorrow afternoon.
Snapshot: Donegal's Mark English brings home the bronze from European Champs
The 21-year-old made the podium in the 800m and also helped the 400m relay team set a new national record.
World's fastest man Usain Bolt to visit Donegal next year
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.
There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan
The race walker also suggested the government should provide sport in this country with significant funding.
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.
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.
Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney
The Leevale athlete is expecting strong performances from the likes of Derval O’Rourke and Fionnuala Britton.
Gillick disappointed by run