# Rob Heffernan

Last year
# New Role
Olympic medallist Heffernan to join Cork football backroom team for 2023 season
The race walking star has been brought on board by Cork boss John Cleary.
# a family affair
'For us, it was never about him making it as a soccer player'
Irish Olympian Marian Heffernan on her son Cathal’s move to AC Milan and the many years of hard work and setbacks that preceded it.
All time
# One for the future
Son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan signs first professional contract at Cork City
The Ireland U16 international has put pen-to-paper with his hometown club.
# family goals
'So proud of my daughter Meghan' - another Irish international in the Heffernan household
Cathal is also an underage football star for his country.
# Unimpressed
Olympic decision to ditch 50km walk is unfair and big blow to Ireland - Barr
The event’s Olympic demise is because it is a male-only competition.
# good news story
'It's a real example of, 'You can do anything'' - Irish greats unite to help kids walk tall through lockdown
The Robert Heffernan Race Walking Academy has been a huge success.
# Potential
The son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan on choosing soccer over athletics
The young defender was made captain of Ireland U15s at the weekend.
# One Step At A Time
'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking
Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.
# Sporting family
Son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan scores for Ireland U15s
There was also a stunning goal from Shamrock Rovers’ Kevin Zefi in the 2-1 win over Poland.
# Retirement
'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life
The five-time Olympian on retirement and his children’s sporting careers.
# Walking Tall
A one-time world champion Irish prodigy's descent into hell and back
Irish racewalker Kate Veale reflects on a difficult few years.
# Sporting Great
Irish Olympic medallist Rob Heffernan announces his retirement
The 40-year-old race walker has called time on his career today.
# 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.
# Stall on
Contrary to speculation, Rob Heffernan has not retired
The Cork man finished eighth at the World Championships in what many believed to be his final race.
# Disappointment
Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships
The 26-year-old racewaker suffered disappointment in today’s 20km event.
# Walking Tall
Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish
The Cork native bowed out after an excellent display at the world championships in London.
# tokyo 2020
IAAF may consider removing Rob Heffernan's event from Olympic programme
The international governing body are reviewing its athletics programme in London next week.
# late late
Rob Heffernan's brilliant tale of being caught smuggling dodgy DVDs to fund his training
But Rob’s Rentals didn’t last long in business.
# Better late than never
Belated Olympic bronze still a dream come true for Heffernan
The proud Corkonian was awarded his medal from London in Cork tonight.
# Dream Come True
Four years later, Rob Heffernan will finally be presented with his Olympic medal
The Irish race walker is looking forward to receiving the bronze at a special ceremony in Cork.
# Rio 2016
'A hollow victory': Getting an Olympic medal years after racing wasn't enough for Heffernan
Rob Heffernan was a happy man, crossing the finish line in sixth position.
# Friday
We'll Leave It There So: Rob Heffernan's heroism, Pat Hickey's hell and all today's sport
Elsewhere, Ryan Lochte starts to grovel and Conor McGregor weighs in for UFC 202.
# Rio 2016
'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km
The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.
Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 14
London 2012 bronze medallist Rob Heffernan leads the way for Team Ireland on Friday.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Rob Heffernan
The 38-year-old Corkman will become the first Irish athlete to compete in five consecutive Olympics’.
# walking into history
Ireland's Rob Heffernan to join Olympic elite by competing at fifth successive Games
The Cork race walker will make history in Rio.
# Golden Moment
'The icing on the cake': Olive Loughnane on her imminent upgrade to world champion
CAS ruling leaves Loughnane in line for overdue 2009 gold.
# in the books
'When you don't win a medal you're forgotten': Heffernan thrilled by belated Olympic award
Preparing for another hard day’s work, the Corkman had the heart-rate to prove it.
# Road to redemption
Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped
While Olive Loughnane finally looks set to claim gold from the Berlin World Championships.
# The Waiting Game
A decision was expected today but Rob Heffernan's wait for Olympic medal goes on
The Cork athlete is in line for a bronze medal.
# Road to Rio
'The idea that someone who has gone to 5 Olympics is jumping out of bed to train is not true'
Rob Heffernan opens up on the long slog that goes with being an Olympian.
# Champion
Thomas Barr is named Irish Athlete of the Year
Barr won the 400m gold at the World University Games earlier this year.
# Doping
'Very strong' case for Rob Heffernan to be upgraded to Olympic bronze - agent
London 2012 winner Kirdyapkin is one of the Russian athletes named in explosive WADA investigation.
# Upgrade
Why Ireland's Rob Heffernan is now an 'Olympic medalist in waiting'
The Cork athlete finished fourth in London but could be awarded a bronze medal if the race winner is found guilty of doping.
# Walking Tall
'When you’re a bit older, you’re chasing to cut the weight' - Rob Heffernan meets The42
One of Ireland’s top medal hopefuls talks us through his Rio 2016 preparation.
# Report
'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships
Meanwhile, the Irish men’s 4x400m relay team have set a new national record.
# About a Boyce
'You can't go out there thinking everyone's on drugs'
Brendan Boyce on doping, Olympic qualification and breaking the world’s top ten.
# Road to Rio
These 20 Irish athletes will get the highest level of Sports Council funding
€1.57 million will be shared among 75 athletes this year.
# Road to Rio
One of Ireland's best medal hopes for Rio 2016 secured qualification today
If this day couldn’t get any better for Irish sport.
# Twittersphere
Heffernan, O'Rourke and Griffin react to English's Euros success
Twitter was impressed by the Irish athlete’s performance in Prague today.