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Round-up: Clare McCarthy wins Swansea ‘Half’. Plus league action and IMC Belfast

Leevale’s Clare McCarthy won today’s Swansea Half Marathon in Wales, with her time of 74 mins 34 secs a mere four seconds off the course record. Mick Clohisey of Raheny clocked a time of 65 mins 33 secs to finish second overall, followed by Sean Hehir of Rathfarnham third with 66.36. On a long day […]

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Euro Teams: English wins 800m, Ireland safe in 8th place

Mark English picked up maximum points for Ireland when he won the 800m on the final day of the European Team Track and Field Championships in Vaasa, Finland today. English’s time of 1:49.02 was enough to see off the challenge of  Denmark’s Andreas Bube and Andreas Kramer of Sweden. Later, in the final event of […]

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Roads: Ciobanu, Shaughnessy win in Dunshaughlin. Big entry at Waterford Viking races

Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers was an emphatic winner of the 38th Michael Manning Memorial 10km this evening in a time of 30 mins 12 secs. For second place Peter Somba outsprinted Freddy Sittuk  to finish in 31 mins 5 secs, with Sittuk one second adrift.  Gary Murray, one of a large contingent of Northern […]

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Kate O’Connor sets javelin record at Tailteann Games

Kate O’Connor of St Vincent’s Dundalk produced the star performance at today’s Irish Life Health Taiteann Games with a new record throw of 47.63m for the javelin. In the women’s steeplechase, Alannah Neff of Carrigaline Community School was also in record breaking form clocking 5:08.51 for the 1500m distance.  Second was Roisin Treacy of St […]

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European Teams: Gregan wins 400m, Foster 2nd 100m, Barr 5th.

A victory for Brian Gregan in the 400m  proved the highlight of today’s competition at the European Team Track and Field Championships League 1 in Vaasa, Finland. Gregan was a comfortable winner of the race in 45.83 secs. Second was  Batuhan Altintas  of Turkey with Belgium’s Dylan Borlee third.  In the women’ s 100m,  Amy […]

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European Teams: Tarplee out, Heaslip in. Marathon trio for Swansea

Clare Tarplee of St Coca’s has dropped out of the team for the European Team Championships in Finland this week. Emma Mitchell of QUB will drop down to the 1500m, with Riocht’s Shona Heaslip coming into the team and running the 3000m. Anne Marie McGlynn of Letterkenny will run  the 5000m. Meanwhile, marathon trio Mick […]

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Mid-week: Mageean runs 2:06.18 in Sligo. Sittuk, Ganiel win Lisburn ‘Half'(ongoing)

Ciara Mageean of UCD ran an unpressurised 2:06.18 to win the 800m at the Sligo City Sports last night. In the 500m, Mark English ran a time of 61.27 secs and now joins the Irish team for the European Team Championships in Vaaso, Finland at the weekend. Second was Trim’s Harry Purcell in 61.9 secs. […]

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Aston to lead Irish at European Combined Events Team Cup

Irish champion Shane Aston of Trim AC got an early birthday present when he was named for the Irish team at the European Combined Events Team Cup taking place in Monzon, Spain on July 1/2. Aston, who turns 23 today, is joined on the men’s team by England-based Michael Bowler of Enniscorthy AC, aged 25, […]

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T-F League Round 1- who is where?

On Sunday, the first round of the Irish Life Health National Track and Field League takes place at two venues: Tallaght and Athlone. In the women’s premier division, Dundrum South Dublin is going for a seventh consecutive title. Clonliffe, the men’s champions, are defending their title for a third year. Both clubs are in Tallaght. […]

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Round-Up: English qualifies for Worlds. Record for Michaela Walsh (updated).

Mark English qualified for the World Championships with a time of 1 min 45.42 secs for second place in the men’s 800m at today’s Diamond League Meet in Stockholm. Race winner was Thijmen Kupers of the Netherlands in 1:45.02. Finishing third behind English was Rynhardt van Rensburg of South Africa in 1:45.73. In the 1500m, […]

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Roads: Maunsell, Shaughnessy tops at Irish Runner ‘5’

Clonmel’s Kevin Maunsell was a comfortable winner of the 15th Irish Runner 56-Mile, held on a gloriously sunny morning in the Phoenix Park. Maunsell, winner of the Ballycotton ’10’ last March,  came home in 24 mins 18 secs, with Rathfarnham’s Sean Hehir eleven seconds adrift for second. For third place, John Coghlan of MSB beat  […]

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Barr Runs 48.95 secs for third at Bislett Games

Thomas Barr produced his trademark finishing surge to finish third in the 400m hurdles at the Bislett Games in Oslo – his first Diamond League race of the season. In a race full of surprises, 21-year-old Karsten Warholm dictated the pace of the race from the start and went on to win in a Norwegian […]

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Barr to Lead Irish at Euro Team Championships

Thomas Barr, who is back competing on the international circuit after an injury break, will lead the Irish team at the European Athletics Team Championships First League in Vaasa, Finland on June 23-25. The 400m hurdles is shaping up as the race of the competition, with the Cuban Yasmani Copello Escobar, who runs for Turkey, […]

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Roads: Somba wins in Bohermeen; Ciobanu at Little South Run

Clonliffe’s Sergiu Ciobanu was a clear winner of the annaul Little South Run 4-Mile, hosted by St Senan’s AC in Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny Ciobanu’s time of 19 mins 46 secs saw him finish over a minute ahead of Brian Kirwan from St LOT. First woman was Sally Forristal of St Joseph’s in 24 minutes. On […]

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Round-up: Barr 49.39 secs in Geneva. Mageean 2:07.40 for 800m at NI Championships.

Thomas Barr of Ferrybank showed that he’s over his recent injury when he clocked a time of 49.39 secs for third in the 400m hurdles at the  Athletics Geneva meet in Switzerland. This time is just outside the World Championships qualifying standard of 49.35 secs. Clonliffe’s Brian Gregan won  the 400m A heat with a […]

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Trail: TT Racers on Top at The Relay (corrected)

TT Racers, a group of runners coached by Terry McConnon who train in Trinity College at lunchtime, were emphatic winners of the inaugural The Relay in the Wicklow Mountains today. A total of 31 teams  of five (one at least a woman) had signed up for this new 70km race organised by the Parnell club […]

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Joy for Mageean, disappointment for Cleirigh Buttner. Junior relay teams qualify

Ciara Mageean qualified for 1500m at the World Athletics Championships in London with a time of 4:04.49 at last night’s Golden Gala Diamond League meeting in Rome. Qualifying mark for the World Championships is 4:07.50; Mageean’s time was also inside the Commonwealth Games standard of 4:08.20. Mageean finished tenth in the race which was won […]

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Multi-eventer Morland smashes own Irish record

Elizabeth Morland  of Cushinstown AC  had broken her own Irish record with a score of   5,669 points at the VII Meeting Internacional Arona Prubas Combinadas in Tenerife. Morland  set her record of 5,545 points at last year’s National Championships in Santry when aged just 18. She by-passed this year’s championships in favour of Terenife, where […]

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McGlynn wins women’s mini marathon in style (updated with selected results added)

Ann-Marie McGlynn of Letterkenny won today’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 10km – a race every ambitious female athlete in the country wants to win at least once. McGlynn had finished second in 2015 and she was determined to go one better this time. On a perfect day for distance running, her time of 33 min […]

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Round-up: Mocko and Hodgins win Cork Marathon. Somba, McCarthy best in “half”. Tanui, Whoriskey win Derry

American visitor Chris Mocko has won today’s Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon in  2:26:43. Runner -up and first local was David Mansfield of Clonliffe Harriers in 2:29:20. Jill Hodgins was the first woman home in 2:48:18, finishing 14 minutes ahead of back-to-back female winner, Nollaig Hunter. Hodgins finished third in Cork three years ago. Winners of […]

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Neville, Mawdsley and Walsh all smash records at All Ireland schools

Ciara Neville and Sharlene Mawdsley both re-wrote the record books at the Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore today. In the senior girls’ 100m, Neville of Castletroy College clocked a time of 11.53 secs. The time was also comfortably inside the qualifying marks for both the European  Junior and […]

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Strong runs from Mark English, Paul Robinson and Brian Gregan.

In his first race for some time, UCD’s Mark English finished fourth in the 800m at the Boston Boost meet yesterday. His time of 1:46.06, though well off his personal best of 1:44.84 run in 2013, was am encouraging start to his season. Qualifying mark for the World Championships is 1:45.90. At Nimwegan in the […]

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Last call for The Relay!

Over thirty teams  and two individual runners have already signed up for  Parnell AC’s The Relay, to be held on Saturday June 10 (7am)  The race, for teams of five,  begins in Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, crosses over through the Clara Vale and continues on the Avonmore Way. From there, the route follows the  Wicklow […]

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Aston, McTeggart take Combined Events titles. Mitchell 5th at Great Manchester 10km

Shane Aston of Trim AC comfortable retained his national decathlon title at the Irish Life Health Combined Events Championships which concluded to day at Santry. No records were broken thanks alertly to the unrelenting rain yesterday, which meant the high jump was called for the juvenile competition. Aston still accumulated a healthy total of 6540 […]

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Cleirigh Buttner runs 2:02.11 for 800m. Wins for Denny and Clonliffe trio in Leiria. Mageean runs 2:03.12 at IFAM

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner ran a time of 2:02.11 to win her quarter-final at the NCAA Division 1 East Qualifiers in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday May 26. It means she qualifies easily for the  NCAA semi-finals and finals next month. Buttner, running for Villanova, was third at the bell in 59.65 secs but moved up a […]

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Mayo’s Sinead Diver to run marathon at World Championships

Marathon runner Sinéad Diver from Erris near Belmullet, in Co Mayo has been selected to represent Australia at the IAAF World Championships, in London next August (4-13). Diver’s run of 2:31.37 run for tenth place at Nagoya, Japan last March put her in contention for a place. Her finish time knocked almost three minutes off […]

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Midweek: Connick wins 10,000m at Graded Meet.

Andrew Connick of Ferrybank was the winner of the 10,000m, which opened the third Dublin Graded Meet held at Irishtown in beautiful early summer conditions. Connick  clocked a time of 31 mins 53 secs to beat  St LOT’s Brian Kirwan in 32 mins 20.1 secs. Dylan Keegan of Templeogue AC, who had won the 5000m […]

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Mitchell 32:51.78 for 10,000m at Highgate. Walsh throws records. Team bronze for walkers

Emma Mitchell of QUB ran a new Northern Irish record time of 32 mins 51.78 secs to finish seventh in the women’s elite race at the Highgate Night of 10,000m PBs in London. That time is comfortably inside the qualifying mark of  33 mins 6 secs for next year’s Commonwealth Games, as well as the […]

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Schools: High jump record of 1.85 for Lecky at Ulster Championships

A national junior high jump record for Sommer Lecky of Strabane Academy proved the highlight at the Ulster Schools Track and Field championship  at the Antrim Forum. Lecky soared over a personal best height of 1.85m for a clear victory. Earlier this year, she won the national indoor title with a leap of 1.81m and […]

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Schools: Neville, Mawdsley and Mc Elhinney all shine at Munster Champs

On a day of gusting winds at the Cork IT Track, Ciara Neville of Castletroy College was a clear winner of the senior 100m at the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Championships. Neville’s time of 11. 82 secs came close to Phil Healy’s 2013 record of 11.64secs and is inside the European U20 standard of […]

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Leinster Schools T-F Day 2: More throws records tumble

Throwers again proved the record breakers at the second day of the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships in Santry. In the senior shot, Niamh Fogarty from St Joseph’s Rochfortbridge produced a throw of 13.10m that added 13 centimetres to the old record of 12.97m set in 2006. In second place was […]

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Schools: Two records for Michaela Walsh in Connacht

Thrower Michaela Walsh of SM and P Swinford was in record-breaking form at the Irish Life Health Connacht Schools T-F. Competing at senior level, Walsh set a new record of 15.23m in the shot – not far off the personal best of 15.31m she recorded at the World Junior Championships in Poland last summer. She […]

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Leinster Schools Day 1: McMahon smashes shot and javelin records

Courtesy Herald Schools Sports Section Aoibheann McMahon of St Vincent’s Dundalk proved the star at the opening day of the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Track and Field championships in Santry. Although they were held at the same time, McMahon managed to compete in both the junior javelin and shot and set records in both. […]

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Dublin Marathon – is it a fast course?

For some years now, the Dublin Marathon has incorporated the national championships – and it remains the race most self-respecting Irish distance athletes wish to win above all others. Yet it remains a race that athletes chasing qualification marks tend to avoid, preferring to run allegedly faster courses in London, Rotterdam and Berlin. Anywhere but […]

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Deja vu at Terenure 5-Mile. TT Racers tops at Wicklow Way Relay

For a second year, regular Irish visitor Peter Brandon Somba had a narrow victory at the annual Terenure 5-mile in Dublin beating  Raheny marathon man Mick Clohisey – only just back in training after the London Marathon last month –  by two seconds. Somba was timed at 24 mins 8 secs – over half a […]

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Round-Up: Leon Reid runs 10.26 secs at Ton le Gaoithe. Mitchell 15:50 for 5000m at BMC. Leinster team for CSIT

Menapian’s Leon Reid dominated both the 100m and 200m races at today’s wind-assisted (mostly) Ton le Gaoithe track and field meet in Waterford. In the 100m, Reid ran two races, clocking 10.27 secs in the first with an assisting wind of 2.9 and 10.26 secs in the second with the help of a +4 wind. […]

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Steeplechase win for O’Brien at South Munster Schools

Winner of the junior 1500m steeplechase at the South Munster Schools Track and Field Championships   at Cork IT  in his first-ever  steeplechase was Frank O’Brien of Midleton CBS. Father Liam made it to the semi-finals of the steeplechase at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and won eleven Irish titles between 1978 and 1994. […]

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O’Flaherty and Mitchell chase Commonwealth times at BMC Solihull

Rio Olympian Kerry O’Flaherty leads the entry for the opening British Milers Club Grand Prix meeting in Solihull tomorrow. O’Flaherty goes in the 5000m along with QUB’s Emma Mitchell. Mitchell is chasing the World Student Games standard of 16 mins 15 secs for the distance, while both have their eyes on the Commonwealth Games qualifying […]

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Pollock and Christie for Highgate Night of 10,000m PBs

Annadale’s Paul Pollock and Mark Christie of Mullingar Harriers lead the Irish entry for the annual Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PBs at the Parliament Hill track in London on Saturday May 20. Other Irish entered include Tullamore’s Liam Brady, Kevin Dooney of Raheny Shamrock, Derry’s Declan Reed, DSD pair John Eves and Killian Mooney, […]

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Letterkenny International to feature top class fields

A star cast of international and home-grown athletes is expected for the fifth Letterkenny International Track and Field Meet on Friday July 7 (7.0). Feature event on the programme is the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge event. Last year’s mile saw England’s Lee Emanuel running 3:59.66 in an exciting finish. The 2014 race […]

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Big Win for Ciobanu at Annerville 10km. Parkrun record for Clohisey

Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe was in a class of his own at the Annerville 10km, despite still having a recent marathon in his legs. Ciobanu’s winning time of 30 mins  27 secs put him a massive minute and a half ahead of Philip Harty, now running with Ferrybank.  First woman in 38:56 was Carmel Fitzgibbon […]

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Morton Games: Buy 20 tickets for the price of 10

Buy 20 tickets but pay for only ten – that’s the special offer to clubs from the organisers of the Morton Games taking place in Santry on Wednesday July 12. All clubs have to do is sent €100 to the Morton Games Ticket Office at Clonliffe Harriers, Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin 9 and they will […]

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RTE wins for O’Leary and O’Shaughnessy. Travers beats Christie at Greystones. Lecky’s record

Cillian O’Leary and Laura Shaughnessy were the winners of the 40th anniversary RTE 5-Mile held in bitterly cold conditions around the roads of Donnybrook. First held in  1977, when the race started on Beaver Row and took in a loop of  Clonskeagh and Goatstown before returning to Donnybrook, the route has changed many times, due […]

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Juniors: Kate O’Connor makes Euro juniors heptathlon standard

Kate O’Connor of St Gerard’s in Dundalk won the senior girls heptathlon at the annual Somerset Schools AA/County AA and Open Combined Events Championships hosted by Millfield School in Street, England last weekend. Competing in her first seven-event competition, O’Connor aged 16, picked up 802 points for her time of 15.30 secs in the 100m […]

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Eoin Keith knocks over 11 hours off Mizen to Malin record

Ultra runner Eoin Keith has completed his run from Mizen Head in Kerry to Malin Head in Donegal in a time of 75 hours 47 minutes – or 3 days 3 hours 47 minutes. That knocks an incredible 11 hours 49 minutes off the time of 3 days 15 hours 36 minutes set by English […]

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Laura Graham Wins Belfast Marathon in PB 2:41.45. Conroy 2nd Euro Masters

Irish national marathon champion Laura Graham of Mourne Runners has won the Belfast Marathon – a home victory for the first time in 19 years. Graham, supported enthusiastically all around the course,  also repeated her feat of last year by running the London and then Belfast Marathons with only seven days rest in between. The […]

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Round-up: Freddy Sittuk wins Limerick Marathon. Fitzpatrick tops at Tallaght 5km (updated)

Freddy Keron Sittuk, back in his Raheny stronghold for the past fortnight,  had a comfortable victory in the Barrington Hospital Great Limerick Marathon today.  In the early stages of the race, Sittuk and last year’s winner Martin Doody from Limerick AC ran together with both given a time of 34 mins 55 for 10km. By […]

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Coghlan wins 131st Clonliffe ‘2’. Kilkenny top Loreto school

MSB’s John Coghlan held off the host club’s Ian Guiden to win the 126th Clonliffe “2”,  the oldest road race in Ireland and possibly the world. Coghlan tucked in behind Guiden for much of the two-mile before  leading the lead and coming home in 9 mins 15  secs with Guiden second in 9:23 and Donore’s […]

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Treble gold for Mary Barrett at World Masters Games

Pentathlete Mary Barrett from Loughrea has won three gold medals at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand. Barrett won the W55 80m hurdles with a time of 15.13 secs, the high jump with 1.26 and the shot with 10.53m. She also finished fourth in the discus with 24.19m and the javelin with 21.29m, […]

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John Fulham is new president of Paralympics Ireland

Four times Paralympian John Fulham was last night elected unopposed as the next president of Paralympics Ireland succeeding Jimmy Gradwell who had served two terms spanning eight years. Fulham, a wheelchair racer,  competed successfully for Ireland at four Paralympic Games from Barcelona 1992  in the 100m and 200m,  also taking European titles over these distances. […]

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Schools: Fast runs in sleety Santry!

Mark Smyth and Michael Farrelly made it a sprint double for St Fintan’s Sutton at the opening day of the North Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships held in freezing cold conditions at Santry today. Smyth won the senior boys’ title in some style, beating Luke Redmond from Ashbourne College, who later had an impressive […]

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Pollock, McCormack to lead Irish marathon team at Worlds. Team announced for World 24-Hour

Paul Pollock  of Annadale Striders and  Kilcoole’s Fionnuala McCormack  will lead a team of five Irish marathon runnes at the World Athletics Championships in London next August 4-13. Also selected are Raheny’s Mick Clohisey, Sean Hehir  of Rathfarnham  and Leevale’s Claire McCarthy. Robert Heffernan  of Togher  will compete in the 50km walk along with  Letterkenny’s […]

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UCD women take relay title after Queen’s disqualified (updated)

UCD have been awarded the National Road Relays women’s title after Queen’s, who narrowly beat them last Sunday in Raheny, were disqualified. The Belfast team  had included an athlete on their team who was not a “first claim” member of  QUB AC; unfortunately, rules for college athletes differ in the various third level institutions. DCU, […]

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Round-Up: PB of 2:16.18 for Sean Hehir in London (plus roads results)

Rathfarnham’s Sean Hehir finished best of the Irish in a personal best time of 2 hrs 16 mins 18 secs – comfortably inside the qualifying mark for the World Championships later this year. Behind him, Kevin Seaward  of St Malachy’s finished in 2:17:08, England-based Stephen Scullion on  2:17:59 and Raheny’s Mick Clohisey in 2:18:34. Hehir […]

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Weekend preview: Clohisey leads Irish entry at London Marathon (updated)

Raheny’s Mick Clohisey leads the Irish entry at Sunday’s London Marathon with a sub 2 hour 15 minute time his target. Cardiff-based Kevin Seaward of St Malachy’s, who like Clohisey ran the marathon at the Rio Olympics, will also run and is in good shape after a a time of 65 mins 38 secs at […]

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Round-Up: Stephenson wins Battle of Clontarf. Plus Easter results (ongoing)

Rathfarnham’s Paul Stephenson was an impressive winner of the Battle of Clontarf 10-Mile, incorporating the Leinster Championships, held in St Anne’s Park, Raheny this morning. Stephenson was pushed all the way by Raheny’s Mark Kirwan and the result was a personal best time of 52 mins 8 secs. Kirwan finished second in 52:19 with Belfast […]

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McKiernan launches Lough Sheelin Challenge

Catherina McKiernan was on hand last week to launch the 2017 Lough Sheelin Challenge taking place on Saturday April 22 (10.0). Hosted by St Brigid’s AC, the Lough Sheelin Challenge takes in a 16-mile  loop around the famous fishing lake  through three counties – Meath, Westmeath and Cavan. Star and finish is at Crover House […]

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Entry opens for 38th Dunshaughlin 10km

Entry opens today for the 38th edition of the Dunshaughlin 10km taking place on Saturday June 24 (7.30pm) around the quiet roads of the Meath town. Over the years, the race has built itself a solid reputation as one of the fastest 10km courses around, with Rio marathon Olympian Lizzie Lee of Leevale breaking her […]

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National 10k titles for Mark Christie and Kerry O’Flaherty (Results Updated)

Mark Christie of Mullingar Harriers and Newcastle’s Kerry O’Flaherty were the winners at the National 10k, held in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run. In the men’s race, Christie was also the overall winner  of  the race  in 29 mins 30 secs, beating British guest Graham Rush who finished in 29:41. […]

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Round-Up: Barr Opens His Season at Irish Universities Championships. Corbally wins Ras UCD

Thomas Barr opened his outdoor season with victory in the 400m hurdles at the Irish Universities Track and Field Championships in CIT, Cork. Barr won the race in an untroubled 50.92 secs; a distant second was Joe Halwax  of DKIT in 53.83 secs.  Also opening his season in some style was Marcus Lawler of IT […]

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Round-Up: Hehir runs 65.40 at Berlin ‘Half’. Tallaght’s Adeleke stars at Indoors

With just three weeks to go until the London Marathon, Rathfarnham’s Sean Hehir finished 14th in today’s Berlin Half Marathon in a time of 65 mins 40 secs. That wasn’t too far off his 64.12 run in Cardiff in 2013. Finishing second W60 was Nuala Reilly of Drogheda and District in 1:40.58.  First woman overall […]

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Round-Up: Wins for Clohisey and Durkan in Dunboyne ‘4’. Harty and Finn tops in Mallow ’10’ (Updated)

Mick Clohisey and Ciara Durkan were the winners at today’s Eir Grid Dunboyne 4-Mile, held in gorgeous spring conditions. Upfront,  Clohisey pushed the pace from the start and came home a comfortable winner in 18 mins 46 secs. Doing his best to stick with him was Brian Maher of Kilkenny who finished just nine seconds […]

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Schools : Victory for McElhinney in Wales. Leinster Medley Relays

Darragh McElhinney  of  CP Bheanntrai proved the star of the Irish schools team at the annual SIAB  Cross-Country hosted by Wales at Newport when he won the U17 inter boys’ race in some style. McElhinney shook off the challenge of a strong England team to come home in 19 mins 34 secs for the 6.3km […]

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World Masters Indoors: Double gold for Lynch and O’Shea on final day (updated)

Brian Lynch of North East  Runners and Mark O’Shea of Drogheda and District took 1500m gold on the final day of competition at the World Masters Indoors in Daegu, South Korea. Both men were taking their second wins of the competition having won  3000m titles earlier in the week. First up was Lynch in the […]

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John Coghlan and Barbara Cleary Win St Patrick’s Festival 5km. Shaughnessy shocks the men!

Race regular John Coghlan came out on top again at today’s St Patrick’s Festival 5km in Dublin. Coghlan, whose father Eamonn won the first edition of this race back in the 1980s, negotiated the twisting course and its ten corners in a time of 15 mins 12 secs. In the battle for second place, Cathal […]

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Maher and Mulhare Win in Portlaoise. McKinstry, Graham tops at Larne “Half”

Kilkenny’s Brian Maher won yesterday’s Streets of Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day 5km with his time of 15 mins 2 secs putting him seven seconds clear of William Maunsell from Clonmel. Mary Mulhare  made it a home win in the women’s race, finishing in 17 mins 58 secs and beating Michelle Cox of Newbridge. AT TODAY’S […]

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World 24-Hour Championships: Helpers Wanted!

With less than four months to go, some 40 volunteers signed up at last night’s World 24-Hour Championship open evening held in Belfast’s Skainos Centre – close to Victoria Park where the Championships are scheduled to take place on Saturday July 1. Among those speaking was  Irish champion and record holder Eoin Keith (pictured) who […]

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Clohisey, O’Doherty on top in 40th Ballycotton 10. Diver runs 2:31.37 marathon (updated)

  Mick Clohisey of Raheny Sharmock was a clear winner of the 40th Ballycotton 10, beating five times winner Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe. Both men broke 50 minutes, as did Kevin Maunsell of Clonmel. Siobhan O’Doherty of Borrisokane won the women’s race in 58 mins 9 secs. Conditions were sunny but windy on the way […]

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Masters Indoors: Hat tricks for Gough and Bechtina.

West Waterford’s Joe Gough lived up to expectations when he made it an M60 hat trick in the 200m, 400m and 800m at the Irish Life Health National Masters Indoors in Athlone today. Gough ran 27.71 secs for the 200m 60.43 secs for the 400m and 2:17.18 for the 800m. Also notching up a  treble […]

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Heaslip, Brady take university cross-country titles (updated)

Shona Heaslip, representing IT Tralee, returned to the national cross-country course at Abbotstown today to  win the women’s race at the Irish Universities Cross-Country Championships. Heaslip was a surprise winner of the national cross-country title at Abbotstown last November. For the first time in some years, the colleges decided not to link their championships with […]

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European Indoors – Irish in action/results (ongoing)

Day 1 – Friday 8.45 – Women’s 400m heats. Ht 1, 4 Sinead Denny 54.20 – lane 1; tough. Ht 5, 3 Phil Healy 54.80 – Phil unlucky to be pipped for the second qualifying place in a rough heat, with a fall and a disqualification (later reinstated). 9.20 – Men’s 400m Ht 2, 2 […]

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Round-Up: Mageean runs 2:03.73 at Leinsters. Sweeney beats Graham at Stormont

Ciara Mageean showed that she’s coming into shape at exactly the right time for the European Indoors when she won the 800m at the Leinster Indoors in a time of 2:03.73. Mageean completed her first 400m in 62 seconds. At the Big East in Staten Island, Siofra Cleirigh Buttner ran 2:06.63 to win the women’s […]

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Maurice Timmins RIP

Maurice Timmins, a former president of the Business Houses Athletic Association had died. Maurice, a late comer to athletics, was a staunch Raheny Shamrock member and will be remembered as a prodigious marathon runner, running close to 200 marathons. One of the most recent was in Siberia. In 2004, he ran his 100th marathon – […]

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Added Time Bonuses for Ballycotton ’10’

This year, in an effort to raise the elite standard of the race and to celebrate the 40th annual event, there will be added time bonuses for the Ballycotton ‘10’ on March 12th. Along with the usual first three prizes (€500, €300 and €200) for men and women and the course bonuses of €500 for […]

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Round-up: Indoor titles for Travers, Healy, Gregan and Leon Reid. Clohisey wins Enniscorthy 10k. Foster runs 11.42 secs.

John Travers of Donore Harriers outsprinted Paul Robinson of St Coca’s for victory in a thrilling men’s 1500m at the Irish Life Health National Indoors in Abbotstown. Travers was timed at 3:50.44 to Robinson’s 3:50.55 with Raheny’s Cillian Kirwan coming from behind to finish third in 3:54.65. Olympic steeplechaser Kerry O’Flaherty of Newcastle was a […]

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Mageean wins 3000m at National Indoors

UCD’s Ciara Mageean was a clear winner of the 3000m at the opening day of the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships in Abbotstown. Making the early pace in the race was Kilcoole’s Fionnuala McCormack, with Mageean and Michelle Finn of Leevale on her heels. Finn was next to push the pace, but when Mageean […]

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Weightman breaks nine minutes in Armagh International, McElhinney wins at Munster Schools

Laura Weightman of Morpeth Harriers proved the star of tonight’s Brooks Armagh Roads Races running a fast time of 8 mins 59 seconds to win the women’s race.  Best of the Irish was Kerry O’Flaherty who finished ninth in 9 mins 22 secs, a day after making the European Indoors qualifying mark for 1500 in […]

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Athlone International: Mageean 5th in 1500m. Lots of Euro Indoors qualifying marks

Kyle Langford broke the British indoor 600m best at the AIT International Grand Prix in Athlone last night. The 21-year-old European junior gold medal winner clocked 1:16.10 to better Dai Greene’s 1:16.22 from 2013. USA’s Erik Sowinski with 1:16.15 and Poland’s Artur Kuciapski’s 1:16.77 were second and third, with Niall Tuohy 4th in 1:18.35. Mark English of […]

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Rosemary Ryan, Michael Harty win Masters’ C-C titles (with results). McCormack runs 71:35 at Barcelona “Half”

Former international athlete Rosemary Ryan of Dooneen AC and the much improved Michael Harty from East Cork made it a Munster double at the Irish Life Health National Masters Cross-Country in Waterford, where conditions were bitterly cold. Ryan, now aged 41, had a long distinguished career as a senior athlete,  winning national title on the […]

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Barr’s record one of six at University Indoors (updated)

Thomas Barr broke his own 400m university  indoor record  with  time of 46.87 secs at the Irish University Indoor Championships in Athlone IT today. Running for the University of Limerick, Barr’s time is  also a qualifying time for  the European Indoor Championships.  Barr also finished second in the 200m and anchored UL to victory in […]

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Schools: O’Farrell and Martyn take senior titles at Connacht Cross-Country

Aine O’Farrell   of Presentation College  Athenry and Gary Martyn  of Galway Community College were the winners of the senior titles at the Connacht Schools Cross-Country Championships held in Calry, Sligo today. Both were leading their schools to team victory. Keelan Kilrehill  of Colaiste Iascaigh won the inter boys title, while Saoirse O’Brien   of  Sacred Heart  […]

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Round-up: Clohisey 10th at European Clubs. Records fall at Indoor Games

Mick Clohisey, representing Irish champions Raheny Shamrock, finished 10th in the senior men’s race at the European Clubs Cross-Country Championships in Albufeira, Portugal today. Clohisey, cheered on by a large group of supporters, clocked a time of 30 mins 40 secs for the twisty, sandy 9.7km course, putting him 37 seconds behind the winner Yemaneberhan […]

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Round-up DCH and Clonliffe take Indoor League titles. Hugh Gallagher RIP

Dublin City Harriers   and Clonliffe Harriers  were the winners at the Irish Life Health National Indoor League final in Abbotstown today. Catherine McManus proved key to the DCH success in the women’s  competition,  winning the 60m hurdles in 8.43 secs and the long jump with a  5.23m effort. Other winners for the Cabra-based club were […]

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Christie beats Clohisey in Raheny 5. Cleary first woman (updated)

A thrilling finish to the Axa Raheny 5 saw Mark Christie of Mullingar Harriers  outsprinting  defending champion and home favourite  Mick Clohisey  for victory. Christie and defending champion and home favourite Mick Clohisey pulled away from the field at two miles, and when it came to the final push, Christie had that little extra. He […]

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Schools: Cross-Country Round-up – Leinster, Munster, Connacht

Fearghal Curtin, Darragh McElhinney and Stephanie Cotter,  who all  who ran in Cardiff  at last Sunday’s Celtic International, were  impressive winners at  the South Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships in Cork. For Stephanie Cotter, her victory in the senior girls’ race was a nice 18th birthday present. Brian Fay of Belvedere ran a confident race to […]

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Healy wins W17 race at Celtic International. Inter titles for Cooke, Sheehan

Blackrock’s Sarah Healy  and Darragh McElhinney  of  Bantry made it an Irish U17 double at the Celtic International Cross-Country in Cardiff today.  Youghal’s Jake McCarthy finished second in the M17 race. Winning the M20 race was Fearghal Curtin of Youghal. Amy Rose Farrell of Blackrock was second W20; both Irish U20 teams came out on […]

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The Late Noel Henry

Noel Henry, a tireless promoter of distance running, finally left us last week after a long and brave battle with debilitating illness. In his young days, Noel was an an Irish marathon champion, a staunch member of Clonliffe Harriers and a huge supporter of women’s athletics; he would later write a short history of Irish […]

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Dunne and Curley are Leinster Masters

Newly crowned Dublin masters cross-country champion John Dunne of Raheny Shamrock added the Leinster title to his collection in Dunboyne today. Winning the women’s title was Tullamore’s Pauline Curley. The top three in the men’s race  were resuming battle after the Dublin Championships only a week earlier in St Anne’s Park, when Shane O’Neil of […]

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McCormack loses shoe and finishes fourth in Antrim. McCann wins W17 race (updated)

Fionnuala McCormack  finished a disappointed fourth at the Antrim International in Greenmount Campus after losing a shoe with a kilomotre to go of the 5.6km  race. By the end of the opening lap, former African junior champion Caroline Kipkirui of Kenya and Ethiopians Gotytom Gebreslase and Birtukan Adamu along with McCormack had broken clear of […]

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John Dunne, Barbara Cleary win Dublin Masters titles (updated). ‘Claw’ wins Ferrycarraig 5

On a perfect day for running, Barbara Cleary  of Donore and Raheny’s John Dunne were the winners of the Dublin Masters’ Cross-Country titles in St Anne’s Park. First up were the women and from the start of the 3km course, Cleary moved to the front and  went unchallenged for the remainder of the race, finishing […]

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Fionnuala a Fighting Second (updated)

Fionnuala McCormack  finished a fighting second in the women’s 6km at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country  on the rolling hills of Holyrood Park. After the  Kenyan-Turks,  Yasemin Can and Meryem Akdag, moved the the front, McCormack  was the only athlete who attempted to keep in touch. Can, the European champion, pulled away for a decisive […]

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New Year’s Day wins for Bermingham and Cleary

Raheny’s Daire Bermingham  and Barbara Cleary of Donore were the winners of the Tom Brennan New Year’s Day 5km in the Phoenix Park today. Bermingham finished in a time of 15 mins 23 secs beating Peter Arthur of host club Liffey Valley  by twelve seconds.  Cleary finished well clear of the chasers in 17 mins  […]

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Fat Turkey win for Mooney

For a second year, DSD’s Killian Mooney won the Fat Turkey 10k in Howth today. Mooney’s time of 33 mins 49 secs saw him finish comfortably clear of fellow mountain running international Ian Conroy of Raheny, who finished in 34:47. Third was Ciaran McCarthy is 35:02. First woman in 41 mins 53 secs was Zoe […]

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Christmas Cracker wins for O’Brien and McCambridge

Organising club Cloniffe made a clean sweep of the top three men’s places at the ERP Christmas Cracker 5k around Santry this morning. First home was Adam O’Brien who led from early in the race and finished in 15 mins 47 secs. His club mates Sean O’Leary and Liam Roarty finished second and third. DSD’s […]

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Fifth win for Clohisey in Fields of Athenry; course record for Shaughnessy

Race favourite Mick Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock lived up to his pre-race billing when he won the Fields of Athenry 10km for a fifth consecutive year earlier today. That equals Gary Thornton’s record of five wins in the race. Clohisey was out on his own for much of the race and finished in an untroubled […]

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McCormack wins Brussels Cross

Fionnuala McCormack made it back-to-back Cross Cup wins when she came home first at the IRIS Cross Cup in Brussels on Sunday. McCormack took contol of the 6km race on the first lap and won emphatically with a time of 19 mins 28 secs. Behind her came home favourite Louise Carton of Belgium and Great […]

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McCormack 5th and O’Leary 6th at “European” Cross-Country. Novice titles for Kehoe and Williamson

A brave effort by Fionnuala McCormack saw her finish fifth in the women’s race at this morning’s  “European” Cross-Country Championships which was dominated by two Africans running for Turkey. In third place and the true European champion was Karolina Grovdal of Norway, who was followed in fourth by Ancuta Bobecel of Romania. The “Plastic Turks” […]

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Round-up: McCauley stars for Irish team at Schools International CE

The Irish team took two individual silver, as well as two team silvers and one team bronze at the annual SIAB Schools Combined Championships held in Athlone for the first time ever to celebrate the centenary of Irish schools athletics. Star of the Irish team was Anna McCauley who scored personal bests in all five […]

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Round-Up: Heaslip, Christie Take National Titles, McCormack Reigns in Spain, Thornton Wins in Antarctic

Shona Heaslip provided the story of the day when she won the women’s 8km race at the Irish Life Health National Cross-Country Championships on the recently-launched National Cross-Country course at Abbotstown. With Kilcoole’s Fionnuala McCormack running in Spain, Lizzie Lee of Leevale taking a break and Caroline Crowley of Crusaders injured, the women’s race was […]

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Colleges: Historic Relays Double for UL. No Joy at NCAAs

UL broke the DCU and UCD domination of the Irish Universities Road Relays hosted by NUI Maynooth winning both the men and women’s titles. In the women’s race, Katherine O’Keeffe got the Limerick students off to a great start  coming home first with a time of 6 mins 5 secs for the opening mile. On […]

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Sunday Round-Up: Fionnuala McCormack 5th in Spain. Christie, Cleary win Leinster titles

Fionnuala McCormack of Kilcoole finished fifth at the Cross Internacional de Atapuerca in Burgos, Spain. Over the 8km course, McCormack finished just 48 seconds behind the race winner Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia who clocked a time of 24mins 45 secs with McCormack 48 seconds behind. Newcastle’s Kerry O’Flaherty was 24th in 27.21, Anne Marie McGlynn […]

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Round-Up: 11th title for Carmel Parnell. Gold also for Michael Harty and M35, M45, M60, W60 teams (updated again)

Carmel Parnell of Leevale finished first W60 at the British and Irish Masters Cross-Country International in Tollcross Park,Glasgow, this morning. It was a record eleventh title for Carmel, who was also leading the W60 team to victory. Second place went to Christine Kennedy, who is back living in London after a long sojourn in the […]

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Record five medals for Cathy McCourt at World Masters

Belfast athlete Cathy McCourt proved the star of the 18-strong Irish team at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth, Australia. McCourt began her campaign on the opening day of the 10-day competition when she finished second in the W40 cross-country. She also helped the Irish team to silver, backed up by Dubliner Sue Zlnay, […]

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Clohisey and Mageean take Dublin Cross-Country titles

On a bitterly cold day at Santry, Mick Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock and UCD’s Ciara Mageean won the senior titles at the Dublin Cross-County Championships. Mageean raced away from defending champion Caroline Crowley of Crusaders on the final lap of the women’s race. A surprise third was Barbara Cleary of Donore, who finished ahead of […]

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Tulu, Johannes win Dublin Marathon. Monahan clocks 1:39. Ciobanu, Graham take national titles. Results round-up.

Dereje Debele Tulu of Ethiopia and previous winner Helalia Johannes from Namibia were the winners of today’s  SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Times were not fast although conditions were perfect – not too hot and no wind or rain. In a men’s race where Ethiopian made a clean sweep of the top three, Tulu took an […]

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World Masters: Silver for Cathy McCourt in Perth (ongoing results)

Cathy McCourt took Ireland’s first medal when she finished second in the W40 cross-country at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth Australia yesterday. McCourt completed the 8km course in 30 mins 49.52, putting her second overall behind Australia’s Belinda Martin who finished in 29:18.03. McCourt is in top form after winning the NI Masters […]

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Clonliffe Clean up in Longwood. Pollock 4th at Great South 10-Mile

Gary O’Hanlon and Ian Guiden made it a Clonliffe double at the Longwood 10k/5k in Co Meath today. O’Hanlon, who runs in next Sunday’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, won the 10k, beating Raheny’s Cillian O’Leary and Brian McCluskey  of North East Runners.  In the 5km, Guiden was a clear winner ahead of  Mullingar’s Andrew Nevin. […]

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Schools: Leinster Combined Events titles for Millet and O’Connor

Ruby Millet of Kilkenny College and Tony O’Connor of Naas CBS won the intermediate titles at the Glo Health Leinster Schools Combined Events Championships in Athlone today. Missing from the girls’ competition was defending Leinster and Irish champion Kate O’Connor of St Vincent’s Dundalk, who arrived at the venue but did not compete after her […]

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McCormack and Christie winners at Autumn Open Cross-Country. Hughes 1st M55 Amsterdam

Fionnuala McCormack of Kilcoole proved that she is still the woman to beat when  she won the Autumn Open Cross-Country over the newly-launched National Cross-Country Course at Abbotstown. McCormack proved the class of the field in the women’s 6000m, beating Polish visitor  Paulina Kaczynska by over half a minute. Showing a welcome return to form […]

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Round-Up: O’Hanlon and Curley the class at 3/4 Marathon. Hehir, Mullen win Run with Catherina 10k

Gary O’Hanlon and Pauline Curley proved the class of the field at the new-look Irish 3/4 Marathon which had moved from its original location near Athlone to  a faster, flatter course at Longwood, Co Meath. Clonliffe’s O’Hanlon, back in top form after a period of injury, finished almost 12 minutes clear of the field in […]

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Schools: St Pat’s Navan Retain Geraldine Dolan Trophy

At the Meath Schools Cross-County hosted by St Brigid’s in Balllincree, St Pat’s Navan retained the Geraldine Dolan Memorial Cup finishing three points ahead of Loreto Mullingar with St Peter’s Dunboyne third. Following the recent dry spell, the course in Ballinacree was in ideal condition and, with 16 schools from four counties taking part, there […]

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Schools: Record Turn-Out for Brother Schools Cross-Country

A record 2,100 turned out for the Brother Schools Cross-Country in Santry yesterday – that’s up from 1,400 last year and well up on the 700 or so who turned out in the first year of this race. Winners of the senior races were Sean O’Leary of St Aidan’s and Lauren Tinkler of HFCS Rathcoole; […]

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Kevin Ankrom Resigns as HP Director of Athletics Ireland

Kevin Ankrom, Athletics Ireland’s High Performance Director, has resigned. He will return to his native USA with his young family. Ankrom was appointed to the position of HP director in 2011; his brief was to establish a structure for the organisation of elite athletics in this country – and to win medals for Ireland. He […]

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Cross-Country: Sullivan and Doyle win Dublin Novice titles.Plus Round-Up.

On a glorious autumn afternoon at the Magazine Hill in the Phoenix Park, Clare Sullivan of Rathfarnham WSAF and Clonliffe’s Cathal Doyle were the winners of the Dublin Novice Cross-Country titles. First up was the women’s 4km race, with Sullivan part of a breakaway group that pushed to the front from the opening lap. Leading […]

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Ultra: Eoin Keith 8th at Spartathlon in Irish record time

Ultra runner Eoin Keith of Sportsworld has finished eighth place in the grueling Spartathlon – a 243km run from Athens to Sparta in Greece that includes a 1,200m night-time climb of Mount Parthenio on rough, unmarked paths and extreme variations in temperature from freezing cold to broiling hot. Keith’s time of  26 hours 36 min […]

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Round-Up: Conroy, Clinton win Simon 5

World masters mountain running champion Ian Conroy of Raheny Shamrock and DSD’s Fiona Clinton were the winners of the annual Simon 5-Mile run held in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Raheny’s Freddy Sittuk won the 10k at the Galway Bay Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km, leading home 1,340 finishers. His time was 31 mins 18 secs; Conor […]

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O’Leary, Nic Dhomhnaill win at Twilight Challenge

Donore’s  Ian O’Leary and Ide Nic Dhomhnaill were first man and woman at the Twilight Challenge 5k,held tonight at Sandyford Busienss Park in Dublin. A total of  72 teams ran. Earlier in the week,Fikru Teshager was the runaway winner of the 5km race at the Dublin Night Run in Parkwest. Thursday September 29 Twilight Challenge […]

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Paul Pollock: “The journey hasn’t ended”

Courtesy Herald newspaper After running the marathon at the Rio Olympics, Paul Pollock took a two-week holiday around Ireland with his girlfriend to refresh the mind and body. They wandered around the country, staying at a family house in Donegal, then heading for Achill – a place Pollock loves – and taking in the Wicklow […]

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Round-Up: Christie pips Sittuk at Rathfarnham 5k. McCarthy 1st W40 at Berlin Marathon

Mullingar ‘s Mark Christie just piped Freddy Sittuk for victory in the New Ireland Rathfarnham 5k, with both men given a time of  14 mins 26 secs – off the course record of 13 mins 53 secs. Third was Kilkenny’s Brian Maher. With Kevin Dooney fourth and Donal Foley 24th, Raheny finished first team ahead […]

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Round-Up: Hehir, Sanchez win Dublin ‘Half’. Pollock beats Sittuk in Bangor. Egan and Pederson first at Liffey Descent

Sean Hehir and Barbara Sanchez were the winners of today’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon, leading home a field of 6,940 finishers at Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Hehir of Rathfarnham WSAF, whose immediate target is a third national title at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Sunday October 30,  was overall winner of the race in […]

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Masters: British double for Anne Gilshinan

Anne Gilshinan of Menapians won both the 800m and 1500m in the W50 age group at the British Masters Track and Field Championships in Birmingham. The much-improved Gilshinan won the 800m with a time of 2:21.69 beating English athlete Alison Woods by ten seconds. In the 1500m, she took the scalp of former British international […]

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Round-Up: Lizzie Lee wins Charleville Half Marathon. Monahan 16th in Rio

After her Rio ’16 exploits, Leevale’s Lizzie Lee made a triumphant return to the  Irish roads when she won today’s Charleville International Half Marathon in Co Cork. Lee’s time of 79 mins 47 mins put her comfortably clear of  Jill Hodgins who finished in 82 mins 12 secs. Dunboyne’s Emilia Dan was third in 85 […]

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Clohisey to run first leg in Ronan Walsh Memorial 115-mile relay

Rio Olympian Mick Clohisey – who competed in the marathon in the 2016 Olympic Games –  will link up with more than a hundred of his colleagues from Raheny Shamrock Athletic club next Saturday (September 17) for a marathon relay run in memory of Waterford native, Ronan Walsh who died earlier this year. A native […]

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Mark English ends season with 500m in Newcastle. Plus road/mountain results.

UCD’s Mark English was just beaten by Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha over 500m yesterday  at the Great North City Games in Newcastle – a warm-up event for the  Great North Run that took place this morning. Rudisha’s time for the rarely-run distance  was 57.69 secs – the fastest time ever. English’s  time of 57.91  […]

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Round-up: Steeplechasers in Berlin. Two Wins for Freddy

Olympic steeplechasers Michelle Finn and Kerry O’Flaherty travelled to Berlin for Saturday’s ISTAF Meeting, where they finished seventh and ninth. Finn was first home of the pair in 9:47.51 with O’Flaherty timed a 10:10.57. Race winner was the gloriously named Celliphine Chepteek Chespol of Kenya, aged 18, who finished in 9:25.49. Raheny’s Freddy Sittuk, who […]

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Barr Ends Season in Zurich – and heads for Stradbally!

Thomas Barr , who finished a memorable fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Rio Olympics just over a fortnight ago, ended his season at the Zurich Diamond League on Thursday evening – and then headed for Stradbally and the Electric Picnic. In a top level race in Zurich, Barr finished sixth in 49.34 secs, […]

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Ian Conroy Takes World M35 Mountain Running Title. Mageean runs 4:01.46

Raheny’s Ian Conroy has won the world  over 35 mountain running title in Susa, Italy. Conroy ran a superb race  on the uphill only 11.5km course to finish third overall behind Cesar Costa of Portugal, overall winner and first M40, and the legendary Jonathan Wyatt of New Zealand. The many times former world champion wore […]

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Paddy Hamilton, Caroline Crowley win ‘Rochford’

Slieve Gullion’s Paddy Hamilton won the Rochford 4-Mile in Tinryland, Carlow tonight. Hamilton’s time of  19 mins 56 secs put him comfortably clear of Kilkenny’s Brian Maher, with Cillian O’Leary of Raheny in third place. Finishing 12th overall and first woman  in  22 mins 19 secs was Caroline Crowley of  Crusaders. Raheny’s Annette Kealy was […]

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40th Ballycotton ‘5’ – where it all began

By John Walshe IN March of next year, the famous Ballycotton ‘10’ will celebrate its 40th birthday. But let us not forget the race that started it all, and without it, it’s unlikely that road running in this region would have attained the huge popularity it now has. The date was Thursday August 11th 1977 […]

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Masters All Irelands: Paddy Hamilton in 5000m/1500m double

New master Paddy Hamilton of Slieve Gullion Runners proved one of the stars  of today’s Glo Health National Masters Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. Hamilton was an imperious winner of the men’s 5000m in 15 mins 8.53 secs. Second overall and first M40 was Declan Reed of City of Derry Spartans in 15:27.49. Later […]

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