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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