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Personal best for Foroughi. Plus Irish Jun/U23 T-F with results summary

Irish decathlon champion Kourosh Foroughi recorded a personal best score of 6702 to finish seventh at the European Cup Combined Events Second League in Inowroclaw Poland. After the opening day of competition, Foroughi was lying fourth after winning his specialist high jump with 2.16 and equalling his 6.87 personal best in the long jump. On […]

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Records Broken at Leinster Schools Day 1

Lots of good races  and records at the opening day of the Aviva Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships in Santry. It all started with two record-breaking runs – Kate O’Connor of St Vincent’s Dundalk winning the minor girls’ 590 in 1 mins 17 secs and Mark Milner of Colaiste Choilm Tullamore setting out hard […]

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Belfield Track – A Personal Plea

This morning on my usual Saturday morning spin around the UCD campus at Belfield, I briefly stopped at the former track, now looking like a makeshift builder’s yard. It is heart-breaking. Here is where thousands of us got our first taste of  athletics. We trained, we competed, we made friends and although we all grew […]

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1500m PB for Everard at Dublin Graded

UCD’s Ciara Everard won  the 1500m at the second Dublin Graded Track and Field meet of the season in Santry in a new personal best time of 4 mins 25 secs – 11 seconds off her previous best. She runs her first 800m of the season  in Sardinia  on June 1. In the women’s hammer, […]

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Taggart Chase win at Aviva Leinster Schools Day 1

Eoin Taggart of Rathcoole won the senior boys’ steeplechase at the opening day of the Aviva Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships in Santry. In the inter 100m hurdles, Matthew Behan, CUS,  beat Joe Halwax, CBC Monkstown, for the title, despite suffering from a “dead” leg. Mollie Scott of Colaiste Conglais won both the  junior […]

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Aviva South Leinster Schools – Day 1

* Thanks to Roisin Farrell for supplying. Aviva South Leinster Schools T-F Championships Day 1 (Minor, junior) Girls Minor – 80m: 1 Emma Derby (Killina SS), 2 Lisa Aspell (C&P Kilcullen), 3 Ellie O’Toole (C&P Kilcullen). 500m: 1 Ellie O’Toole (C&P Kilcullen), 2 Aimee McGrath ( Newbridge College), 3 Chloe Harte (SH Tullamore). 1100m: 1 […]

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On Your Marks – Herald April 24

Road running fans that have been around a bit know that for good value and impeccable organisation, you need look no further than the Business Houses Athletic Association, which has been organising races for over thirty years now. The BHAA ethos is simple: these are races organised by runners for runners. That’s it really – […]

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On Your Marks – Herald April 18

After the explosions in Boston, thoughts are now turning to next Sunday’s London Marathon, where 36,000 runners will spent between two and eight hours on the open streets of one of the largest cities of the world. A group of 252 runners along with 70 supporters are travelling from Ireland with Sports Travel International, the […]

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