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London 2017: Some Random Thoughts

A few random thoughts on London 2017 – the World Athletics Championships 1 Ten days is too long – what was wrong with a five or even seven day schedule with heats and qualification round taking place during the day? 2 Four hours every evening on the BBC was way too much. WAY too much! […]

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Round-up: Dooney, Ganiel take national “half” titles (results added).Maunsell, O’Doherty tops in Galway

Raheny’s Kevin Dooney and Gladys Ganiel of North Belfast Harriers were the winners of the national marathon titles in a race run in conjunction with the American Rock ‘n’ Roll franchise. Dooney  came home ahead of Clonliffe’s Sergiu Ciobanu, pulling away for victory in 66 mins 05 secs,  with  Tomas Fitzpatrick third and Sligo’s Emmett […]

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Roads: GR8 wins for Mansfield and Tuohy in Mitchelstown!

By John Walshe Clonmel native David Mansfield, running for Clonliffe Harriers, won the annual GR8KM race over the rarely-run 8km distance (4.97 miles) at Mitchelstown in a fine time of 24:54. Second in this year’s Cork City Marathon in 2:29:20, Mansfield is now building up to Dublin in October where he recorded 2:27:34 for 15th […]

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Coghlan and Cox win Bay 10k

John Coghlan of MSB continued his current winning streak when he came home first in today’s Bay 10km held in sunny conditions in Dun Laoghaire. On the hilly course, Coghlan recorded a  time of  30 mins 50 secs, beating last year’s champion Freddy Sittuk of Raheny into second place. For Sittuk, who is training for […]

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Round-Up: Celtic record for Jade. Sittuk, Hickey win Glenmore 5km. Euro Masters

Freddy Sittuk  of Raheny and Ciara Hickey from Bros Pearse made it a Dublin double at the Michael Fearon /Kevin Marron 5km,  organised by Glenmore AC from their headquarters on the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth on Friday evening. Sittuk outlasted Ben Branagh of St Malachy’s in the chase for the line to win in […]

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World T-F: Irish in action. Summary

Thomas Barr   was forced to withdraw from Monday’s 400m hurdles semi-final at the World Track and Field Championships in London due to a vomiting bug. Siofra Cleirigh Buttner of DSD, the only Irish track athlete left in the competition, went out in the heats of the 800m on Thursday. Of the walkers, a hamstring tear […]

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National T-F League: Points totals

Although I’m sure most of you are well ahead of me, here is the points table after round 2 of the National League in Belfast and Templemore. Top eight make the finals on August 20. National T-F League – overall points PREMIER Women: 1 DSD 211 2 Kildare 201 3 Galway County 198 4 St […]

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Round-Up: Euro Masters Gold for Jackie Carthy. Silver for Niamh Fitzgerald. World Mountain Running.

Jackie Carthy Stamp of Kilmore AC in Co Wexford has won Ireland’s first gold medal at the European Masters’ Athletics Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Carthy won the W45 category in the cross-country, finishing second overall in the W35-50 race. Her time of 13 mins 245 secs put her just four seconds behind overall winner Christina […]

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EYOF: GOLD for Healy; bronze for relay four!

Sarah Healy of Blackrock AC  in Dublin ensured a full set of medals for the Irish team at the European Youth Olympic Festival when she won the girls’ 1500m race today. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Healy had laid down a marker, winning her semi-final easily in 4:40.52. In the final, she tucked in behind early leader […]

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EYOF: O’Loughlin in 800m and 4 x 100 girls make finals

At the European Youth Olympic Festival in Gyor, Hungary, Louis O’Loughlin of Donore Harriers ran a personal best 1:54.96 to win the first of two 800m semi-finals. O’Loughlin dominated the race from early, going through 400m in 56.05 secs. Next up were the 4 x 100m girls, who were untroubled  in their semi-final winning in […]

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