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# track-and-field - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Kiplimo dances to stunning 10,000m Commonwealth Games title
# Track And Field
# Track And Field

Kiplimo dances to stunning 10,000m Commonwealth Games title

Aug 2nd 2022, 10:59 PM 5,241 Views 1 Comment

Kiplimo delivered a rousing performance on the first day of track and field in Birmingham.

# track-and-field - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

'I still get nervous when they start putting hurdles on the track. My stomach drops slightly'
# Athletics
# Athletics

'I still get nervous when they start putting hurdles on the track. My stomach drops slightly'

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:32 PM 5,251 Views 3 Comments

Derval O’Rourke’s muscle memory from her time as an athlete is still intact.

# track-and-field - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Phil Healy completes sprint double, Donegal brothers dominate shot put at National Champs
# Track And Field
# Track And Field

Phil Healy completes sprint double, Donegal brothers dominate shot put at National Champs

Aug 30th 2020, 8:27 PM 6,766 Views 0 Comments

Healy scorched to another track win over 200m while there was a 17-year-old winner in the pole-vault.

# track-and-field - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Irish Olympic medallist Rob Heffernan announces his retirement
# Sporting Great
# Sporting Great

Irish Olympic medallist Rob Heffernan announces his retirement

Jul 26th 2018, 11:28 AM 14,613 Views 16 Comments

The 40-year-old race walker has called time on his career today.

# track-and-field - Monday 15 August, 2016

'This is just the beginning for me. I'll be back stronger, faster and better next year'
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

'This is just the beginning for me. I'll be back stronger, faster and better next year'

Aug 15th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,538 Views 14 Comments

A visibly upset but defiant Ciara Mageean anticipates great things for herself.

# track-and-field - Saturday 13 August, 2016

'My tactics were to qualify in whatever means possible': Ciara Mageean has given herself one job in Rio
# Team Ireland
# Team Ireland

'My tactics were to qualify in whatever means possible': Ciara Mageean has given herself one job in Rio

Aug 13th 2016, 2:25 AM 9,903 Views 4 Comments

With steely determination and composure, Ciara Mageean made an impressive Olympic debut in Rio.

# track-and-field - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy
# The Jerries
# The Jerries

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Sara Treacy

Jul 20th 2016, 4:38 PM 8,063 Views 0 Comments

The Meath native is set to experience the Games for the first time in Brazil.

# track-and-field - Monday 25 January, 2016

Footwear giant adidas to end sponsorship of scandal-hit IAAF - report
# Pulling Out
# Pulling Out

Footwear giant adidas to end sponsorship of scandal-hit IAAF - report

Jan 25th 2016, 12:30 AM 5,695 Views 3 Comments

The sponsors have decided to pull the plug early.

# track-and-field - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Barr and English impress for Ireland on day one of European Champs
# Raising The Barr
# Raising The Barr

Barr and English impress for Ireland on day one of European Champs

Aug 12th 2014, 6:48 PM 3,537 Views 2 Comments

There were two Irish winners in today’s heats and plenty to look forward to tomorrow.

Gregan and Britton among 10 Irish competitors at the European Championships today
# Track And Field
# Track And Field

Gregan and Britton among 10 Irish competitors at the European Championships today

Aug 12th 2014, 8:32 AM 2,995 Views 1 Comment

They’re under way in Zurich.

# track-and-field - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Bolt answers doping questions: 'I was made to inspire people... I was given a gift'
# Drug Talk
# Drug Talk

Bolt answers doping questions: 'I was made to inspire people... I was given a gift'

Jul 25th 2013, 1:40 PM 2,113 Views 3 Comments

The fastest man on the planet insists that fans have no reason to doubt him.

# track-and-field - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Fionnuala Britton ruled out of World Championships
# Athletics
# Athletics

Fionnuala Britton ruled out of World Championships

Jul 16th 2013, 11:40 AM 1,277 Views 0 Comments

The Wicklow runner will take an “extended break” while she recovers from a recent chest infection.

# track-and-field - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Bolt rules out wildcard for worlds
# World's Greatest
# World's Greatest

Bolt rules out wildcard for worlds

Sep 12th 2012, 2:22 PM 972 Views 1 Comment

The world’s fastest man says he intends to qualify for the 2013 World Championships at next year’s Jamaican trials.

# track-and-field - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track
# Update
# Update

Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track

Sep 1st 2012, 2:39 PM 1,251 Views 0 Comments

As world records were being smashed, Catherine O’Neill and Cathal Miller had to be content with a place outside the medals.

# track-and-field - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha
# In Full Flight
# In Full Flight

Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha

Aug 9th 2012, 8:35 PM 6,649 Views 13 Comments

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

# track-and-field - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Cragg comes up short in 5,000m
# London 2012
# London 2012

Cragg comes up short in 5,000m

Aug 8th 2012, 4:26 PM 706 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old was 16 seconds outside the time needed to make Saturday’s final at the Olympic Stadium this morning.

# track-and-field - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Track wrap: Pistorius makes history, Merritt out
# London 2012
# London 2012

Track wrap: Pistorius makes history, Merritt out

Aug 4th 2012, 11:54 AM 1,213 Views 0 Comments

South African “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius is through to the semi-finals of the men’s 400m, but a hamstring injury has ended LaShawn Merrit’s title defence.

# track-and-field - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

London 2012: Carl Lewis jets in - but won't watch sprinters
# London 2012
# London 2012

London 2012: Carl Lewis jets in - but won't watch sprinters

Jul 25th 2012, 9:28 AM 543 Views 0 Comments

The nine-time Olympic gold medallist won’t be going to the track events. “It’s a personal thing.”

# track-and-field - Saturday 14 July, 2012

English seals place in 800m final at World Junior Championships
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

English seals place in 800m final at World Junior Championships

Jul 14th 2012, 9:25 PM 603 Views 0 Comments

The Letterkenny AC athlete qualified after he was one of the fastest losers with a time of 1.47.77.

London 2012: Introducing… Joanne Cuddihy
# Profile
# Profile

London 2012: Introducing… Joanne Cuddihy

Jul 14th 2012, 3:51 PM 4,094 Views 2 Comments

The 400m athlete and former UCD Medicine student is hoping to make amends for her disappointing performance in 2008.

# track-and-field - Friday 13 July, 2012

Young Irish track stars progress to world championship semi-finals
# English Glee
# English Glee

Young Irish track stars progress to world championship semi-finals

Jul 13th 2012, 3:48 PM 461 Views 0 Comments

Mark English and Sarah Lavin will hope to make it through to the final of their respective events on Saturday evening.

# track-and-field - Friday 6 July, 2012

Stars come out for National Track and Field Championships
# Road To London
# Road To London

Stars come out for National Track and Field Championships

Jul 6th 2012, 4:12 PM 501 Views 0 Comments

This weekend is the last chance saloon for those Irish athletes still hoping to achieve the Olympic “A” Standard.

# track-and-field - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Gregan becomes third Irish finalist in Helsinki
# Good News
# Good News

Gregan becomes third Irish finalist in Helsinki

Jun 28th 2012, 6:33 PM 2,792 Views 2 Comments

Stephanie Reilly also finished sixth in the women’s 3000m steeplechase semi-finals to qualify for the final.

# track-and-field - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Deirdre Ryan
# 30 Days To Go
# 30 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Deirdre Ryan

Jun 27th 2012, 8:20 PM 4,920 Views 0 Comments

High jump hopeful Deirdre Ryan is next under the spotlight as we continue our athlete-by-athlete guide to Ireland’s Olympic squad.

Athletics round-up: Gregan triumphs, Cuddihy disqualified in Helsinki
# Mixed Fortunes
# Mixed Fortunes

Athletics round-up: Gregan triumphs, Cuddihy disqualified in Helsinki

Jun 27th 2012, 6:58 PM 4,722 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Double Para-Olympian champion Jason Smyth finished seventh in his semi-final this evening.

European Championships: Smyth hits the ground running in Helsinki
# Road To London
# Road To London

European Championships: Smyth hits the ground running in Helsinki

Jun 27th 2012, 10:26 AM 1,966 Views 0 Comments

Derry’s Jason Smyth got his European Championships off to a flying start, securing automatic qualification for the 100m semi-finals.

# track-and-field - Monday 25 June, 2012

Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics
# Progressive
# Progressive

Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics

Jun 25th 2012, 6:56 PM 4,826 Views 36 Comments

No female athletes from the country have secured qualification for London 2012 at present.

# track-and-field - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Ireland women's team finish second in 4x400m relay
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

Ireland women's team finish second in 4x400m relay

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:42 PM 1,175 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Irish Record Holder Ailis McSweeney ran 12.28 in the 100m.

# track-and-field - Saturday 28 April, 2012

2012 Olympics: Ryan ready to hit that high in London
# Interview
# Interview

2012 Olympics: Ryan ready to hit that high in London

Apr 28th 2012, 9:00 AM 2,941 Views 0 Comments

Now that she’s injury-free, Deirdre Ryan is steeling herself for a rollercoaster ride to London’s Olympic Stadium.

# track-and-field - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

With just 100 days to go until the 2012 Olympic Games, Irish athletes are on their marks
# London Calling
# London Calling

With just 100 days to go until the 2012 Olympic Games, Irish athletes are on their marks

Apr 18th 2012, 10:40 AM 489 Views 0 Comments

With a little over three months to go to the London games, we look at all the Irish qualifiers so far and who could still make the grade.

# track-and-field - Saturday 10 March, 2012

2012 Olympics: Britton hoping to challenge on three fronts in London
# Interview
# Interview

2012 Olympics: Britton hoping to challenge on three fronts in London

Mar 10th 2012, 11:02 AM 1,730 Views 1 Comment

We sat down with steeplechase hopeful Fionnuala Britton to talk gold medals, Olympic dreams and her plans between now and July.

# track-and-field - Monday 5 March, 2012

London, baby: Pena qualifies for Olympic pole vault
# 2012 Olympics
# 2012 Olympics

London, baby: Pena qualifies for Olympic pole vault

Mar 5th 2012, 9:39 AM 829 Views 0 Comments

The American-born pole vaulter hit the Olympic A standard in California on Saturday.

# track-and-field - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Small packages: O'Rourke among curtailed group for World Indoors
# Athletics
# Athletics

Small packages: O'Rourke among curtailed group for World Indoors

Feb 29th 2012, 10:58 AM 295 Views 1 Comment

Athletics Ireland will be sending just three athletes to compete in the World Indoor Championships in Turkey on 9 March.

# track-and-field - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Michael Johnson is the only person mad enough to doubt Usain Bolt
# Challenge Accepted
# Challenge Accepted

Michael Johnson is the only person mad enough to doubt Usain Bolt

Nov 15th 2011, 4:59 PM 521 Views 0 Comments

Johnson warned today that Bolt could end up spreading himself too thinly if he tries to win four Olympic golds next summer.

# track-and-field - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Daegu days: Deadly Dai strikes in the 400m hurdles
# Golden Boy
# Golden Boy

Daegu days: Deadly Dai strikes in the 400m hurdles

Sep 1st 2011, 4:42 PM 373 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about day six at the IAAF World Championships.

# track-and-field - Sunday 28 August, 2011

Daegu days: False start rule ends Cuddihy's challenge
# On Track
# On Track

Daegu days: False start rule ends Cuddihy's challenge

Aug 28th 2011, 2:18 PM 444 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about day two at the IAAF World Championships.

WATCH: Bolt disqualified, leaving Blake to win 100m world title
# Too Fast
# Too Fast

WATCH: Bolt disqualified, leaving Blake to win 100m world title

Aug 28th 2011, 1:13 PM 1,235 Views 0 Comments

It wasn’t the final which everyone tuned in to see, but it certainly got people talking.

# track-and-field - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Loughnane makes Irish team for World Championships
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Loughnane makes Irish team for World Championships

Aug 9th 2011, 4:32 PM 210 Views 0 Comments

Cork athlete Robert Heffernan is also among the 17 athletes in the squad.

# track-and-field - Friday 1 July, 2011

Gaining momentum: Ten more medals for Ireland at Special Olympics
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# Winning

Gaining momentum: Ten more medals for Ireland at Special Olympics

Jul 1st 2011, 7:53 AM 781 Views 4 Comments

Track and field events yesterday were another showcase for Irish talent, with our medal tally now standing at 44.