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At the European Games, an exciting new format will be introduced, with the official launch of the Dynamic New Athletics (DNA). Ireland will have fifteen athletes competing at any one time, with an additional six reserves named. The brand new format for athletics competitions has a strong focus on combined team effort. DNA is an […]

Olympic Marathon and Race Walk Moves to Sapporo

COOLER CONDITIONS FOR THESE ENDURANCE EVENTS ARE PART OF COMPREHENSIVE MEASURES TO PROTECT ATHLETES, OFFICIALS AND SPECTATORS DURING THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it is planning to move the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 1972. The […]

Medals for Power and Flanagan on a dramatic day at the U23 European Championships

Nadia Power has won bronze in a dramatic 800m at the European U23 Athletic Championships. Power put in an excellent performance in the final, finishing strongly to claim third place behind the British pair of Jemma Reekie and Ellie Baker. However, it would soon emerge that she had been disqualified. She was adjudged to have obstructed one […]

McCormack delivers magnificent performance in Aarhus

Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) delivered a magnificent performance to finish 18th in the senior women’s 10,000m race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark today.   Just six months after giving birth, McCormack was back on the world stage and as good as ever in a loaded field where Helen Obiri (Kenya) completed […]

Bronze on the double for brilliant English and Mageean

Ciara Mageean (UCD) and Mark English (UCD) won brilliant bronze medals in the 800m in 1:47.39 and 1500m in 4:09.43 respectively on the final night of competition at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow (March 3). English had to get through to the final on an appeal after being impeded in the semi-final but […]

Healy heads Irish performances in first session in Glasgow

It was a baptism of fire for a battling Irish team on the first session of the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow today (March 1). Phil Healy (Bandon) was the only Irish athlete to progress from the first session finishing third in her 400m heat in 53.13. It earned her a fastest qualifier spot […]

Irish set for busy start in Glasgow

It will be a busy start for Irish in action on day 1 of the European Indoor Athletics Championships with 12 athletes competing in Glasgow tomorrow (March 1). Action gets underway with Cillin Greene (Galway City Harriers) and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) in action in the men’s 400m heats. Both athletes go in lane 2 in […]

Strong Irish team selected for European Indoors

A strong Irish team of 16 athletes have been selected for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow on March 1-3. The team will be led by a strong quartet in Phil Healy (Bandon), Ciara Mageean (UCD), Mark English (UCD), and Thomas Barr (Ferrybank). There is also a strong blend of youth and championship debuts. […]

Healy and Greene star in national thrillers

Phil Healy (Bandon) and Cillin Greene (Galway City Harriers) proved to be the star quarter milers today (February 17) on a pulsating weekend of action at the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships in Abbotstown. Healy continues to impress and sped to a new championship best performance of 52.81 in the women’s 400m which bodes […]

Mageean masterclass highlights day one

Leading results at end of release Ciara Mageean (UCD) produced a classy display to win the women’s 3,000m in 9:02.57 on day one of the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena today (February 16). It was ten years since Mageean won her first national indoor title over 1500m […]

Athletics Ireland and Waterways Ireland Launch Strategic Partnership

Athletics Ireland and Waterways Ireland are delighted to announce a new Strategic Partnership which will seek to promote physical activity on the over 1000km of trails and facilities across the Waterways Ireland system.   This partnership will see a range of Athletics Ireland programmes including Fit4Life and The Daily Mile avail of Waterways Ireland facilities […]
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