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#Track and Field

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

Irish Olympic medallist Rob Heffernan announces his retirement

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'

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing... Deirdre Ryan

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

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

European Championships: Smyth hits the ground running in Helsinki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gaining momentum: Ten more medals for Ireland at Special Olympics Winning

Gaining momentum: Ten more medals for Ireland at Special Olympics

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