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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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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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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: 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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Midweek: Connick wins 10,000m at Graded Meet.

Andrew Connick of Ferrybank was the winner of the 10,000m, which opened the third Dublin Graded Meet held at Irishtown in beautiful early summer conditions. Connick  clocked a time of 31 mins 53 secs to beat  St LOT’s Brian Kirwan in 32 mins 20.1 secs. Dylan Keegan of Templeogue AC, who had won the 5000m […]

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Deja vu at Terenure 5-Mile. TT Racers tops at Wicklow Way Relay

For a second year, regular Irish visitor Peter Brandon Somba had a narrow victory at the annual Terenure 5-mile in Dublin beating  Raheny marathon man Mick Clohisey – only just back in training after the London Marathon last month –  by two seconds. Somba was timed at 24 mins 8 secs – over half a […]

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Round-up: Freddy Sittuk wins Limerick Marathon. Fitzpatrick tops at Tallaght 5km (updated)

Freddy Keron Sittuk, back in his Raheny stronghold for the past fortnight,  had a comfortable victory in the Barrington Hospital Great Limerick Marathon today.  In the early stages of the race, Sittuk and last year’s winner Martin Doody from Limerick AC ran together with both given a time of 34 mins 55 for 10km. By […]

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Entry opens for 38th Dunshaughlin 10km

Entry opens today for the 38th edition of the Dunshaughlin 10km taking place on Saturday June 24 (7.30pm) around the quiet roads of the Meath town. Over the years, the race has built itself a solid reputation as one of the fastest 10km courses around, with Rio marathon Olympian Lizzie Lee of Leevale breaking her […]

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Agony for Christine McMahon. Mulligan Wins Snowdon. Junior and roads round-up

Hurdler Christine McMahon  ran a big personal best of 56.06 secs to finish second in the 400m hurdles in Heusden last night. Her time – agonisingly – was inside the Olympic qualifying standard of 56.20 secs, but too late for the IAAF  selection deadline. Also over the past week, Mark English ran a time of […]

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Petr Frydrych 88.23m javelin thrower confirmed for Letterkenny. Somba wins Clonee 10k

Petr Frydrych, Czech Republic, is the latest big name to be announced for tomorrow night’s Letterkenny International International Track  and Field Meet. With a personal best of 88.23m, Frydrych is the third best Czech javelin thrower of all time, just behind his coach, three time Olympic champion and world record holder, Jan Zelezny. Frydrych, who […]

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