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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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