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Round-up: McCambridge DNF; Leinster Results

Maria McCambridge pulled up in the Frankfurt Marathon just after the half way mark. McCambridge went through 10km in 36 mins 10 secs and ran 17:53 for the third 5km in the race, which put her on target to break 2 hrs 33 mins. Clearly something went wrong soon after with her time for the […]

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Irishtown Track to Re-Open in April

Thanks to Cliona Foley in the Irish Independent for digging outthsi info on the Irishtown Track; there had been some disturbing rumours going about. From today’s Irish Independent: Dublin City Council has told the Irish Independent that the completion of the resurfacing of the track in Irishtown will go ahead in April by the same […]

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McCormack, Mulligan Make Top 20 at World Mountain Running

Sarah McCormack of Clonliffe Harriers finished best of the Irish at the 30th World Mountain Running Championships in Italy when she finished 15th in the women’s uphill only 8.4km race in a time of 51 mins 13 secs. Less than a minute behind was Sarah Mulligan of DSD in 20th place with a time of […]

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Euro T-F: It’s Not Just About Fionnuala!

The sensational news that Fionnuala Britton is to make her marathon debut at the European Championships has to overshadow all other discussion of a championships that could be the best ever from an Irish point of view. From Herald 8 August 2014. Britton’s main target for the games is the 10,000m on Tuesday evening after […]

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101st Sub-4-Minute Mile for Santry at Morton Mile. Travers Runs 3:55.44

At  the Morton Games in Santry, the Morton Mile lived up to its billing when ten men went under the 4-minute barrier. Leading them home was double winner Will Leer of the USA, whose time of 3:51.82 was a new stadium record, breaking Steve Scott’s 3:53.80. Also inside the old record were two other American […]

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Badminton: First title for Dolan, eighth for Chloe Magee

In the absence of Irish No 1 Scott Evans, Jonathan Dolan won his first Irish title at the National Badminton Championships, held in Baldoyle. Dolan beat Irish junior international Joshua Magee in the men’s singles final, having dismissed Ulster player Tony Stephenson who is aiming for Commonwealth Games selection in the earlier stages of the […]

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Britton, McCarthy Pre-Selected for European Team; Travers, Mulligan Win Dublin Titles

Fionnuala Britton has won the CrossCup cross-country in Belgium. Sarah Treacy was 4th, Anne Marie Larkin 8th and Laura Crowe 9th.  Siofra Cleirigh Buttner  was first junior. In the men’s race, David McCarthy  was best of the Irish, finishing 4th.   Both Britton and McCarthy are now pre-selected for the European Cross-Country with the team […]

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Magee and Dolan Win Futures Doubles

Ireland’s Jonathan Dolan and Sam Magee were comfortable winners of the men’s doubles at the Carlton Irish Future Series in Baldoyle – their first victory as a pair. At no time were they in any trouble in their match against Slovenian pair of Kek Jamnik and Alen Roj. They quickly raced to a 6-1 lead […]

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Minority Report Herald July 6

TENNIS: Malahide Tennis Club’s first team is still celebrating a memorable victory in the Dublin Leagues premier class last Sunday – only a third in the club’s long history. After eight weeks of play, first in the round robin and then in the play-offs, Malahide beat Donnybrook in the final, in Templeogue. Ex-Davis Cup player […]

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On Your Marks – Herald July 3

With the World Student Games, the World Youth Championships, the European Youth Olympic Festival and the European U23 Championships all looming, athletics has moved into top gear over the past week. Thanks to cheap flights, Irish athletes take regular trips abroad in search of fast times and qualifying marks. At the top end, the like […]

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