Frank Murphy with the Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame Award. Pic: Sportsfile
06 Jan 2017

Frank Murphy: The George Best of Irish Athletics

Irish athletics legend Frank Murphy passed away last night after a long battle with Parkinon’s disease. Below is a piece by PJ Browne on the charismatic Dubliner – the George Best of Irish Athletics Frank Murphy 1965-1969. The George Best of Irish Athletics by PJ Browne There is a misperception

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Anita Wlodarczyk winning the Olympic Hammer. Image Courtesy of Photorun
23 Jul 2015

All in a spin: women’s hammer throwing lowdown

by Elizabeth Egan The hammer throw has, in the past, been a successful event for the Irish, providing our only double Olympic Champion in Pat O’Callaghan (1928 and 1932). The event has also provided a host of other Olympians and International representatives, including John Lawlor who finished 4th at the

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Belgian mile record holder: Pieter-Jan Hannes broke the Belgian mile record in Olso
22 Jul 2015

The Big Interview: Belgian supermiler Pieter-Jan Hannes

First off, what did it feel like to smash the Belgian mile record? Great obviously! Although in Oslo the feeling of breaking the National Record might have been slightly in the shadow of being third in the Dream Mile behind the all-time number four and five over 1500m. It’s a

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Ryan Gregson
21 Jul 2015

The JTG Finish line with Ryan Gregson

The Finish line with JTG Ryan Gregson is the Australian 1500m record holder with a time of 3:31.06. The 1500m star tackled our finish line questions ahead of the Morton Games this Friday. The best thing about being an athlete is winning races. There is no better feeling than beating

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Bittersweet: The Irish junior women's relay squad of Roisin Harrison, Sharlene Mawdsley, Ciara Neville, Phoebe Murphy and Gina Akpe-Moses just missed out on bronze
19 Jul 2015

Close but no cigar for Irish at European Juniors

It was an agonising tale of two fourth place finishes for Ireland at the European Junior Athletics Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden over the weekend. Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track) just missed out on a bronze medal finishing fourth in the 5,000m in 14:39.14 on Saturday evening. Jack O’Leary (Mullingar Harriers) was

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Comeback Ciara: Mageean has been beset by injuries but showed her latent talent with 4:08.32 in Heusden
19 Jul 2015

Mageean and Cullen come close to world standard

Ciara Mageean and Mary Cullen came close to running respective world championship qualifying standards in Heusden-Zolder at the KBC Nacht meeting last night. Mageean finished 10th in the 1500m with a time of 4:08.32 and showed once again that she is an international class runner if she can avoid injury.

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Cullen set for Heusden and looking for an Olympic qualifier
18 Jul 2015

Cullen takes on top 5,000m field in Heusden

Mary Cullen takes on a top class 5,000m field at the Heusden-Zolder meeting tonight and will have eyes on a world championship qualifying time of 15:20.00. Cullen returned to the track after a two-year lay-off last month and finished an excellent third place in the 5,000m at the Martinez Classic

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Hitting the high note: Sam Healy finished 5th in the long jump with 7.44m. Image: Liam Behan
17 Jul 2015

Healy leaps to 5th in Europe

Leevale’s Sam Healy produced a fine last ditch 7.44m leap to finish fifth in the long jump final at the European Junior Athletics Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden. “The nerves really got the better of me today in my first major,” said Healy afterwards. However, he still produced it when it

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Brotherly love: Love and Simon Litzell square off
17 Jul 2015

Swedish star Litzell tackles JTG Finish Line

Sweden’s Simon Litzell is potential future star in the javelin ever since he picked up the javelin as a child. He started in the sport at knee height alongside his brother, Love, on summer athletics camps trying all the throws. Now he’s one of the gold medal contenders at the

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Final place: Sam Healy goes in this evening's final at 17:15 Irish time
17 Jul 2015

Healy looks for final leap

Sam Healy headlined an excellent first day for the Irish team at the 23rd European Junior Athletics Championships by qualifying fourth overall into today’s long jump final at 17:15 (Irish time) with a best of 7.38m. The young Leevale star was understandably delighted with his performance. “I’m absolutely delighted,” said

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