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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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