19 Nov 2015

Irish women battle for cross glory in Santry and Kentucky

Elizabeth Egan previews the GloHealth Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships this Sunday and the NCAA Championships the day before in Kentucky with a focus on the women. Success Breeds Success The battle for the Euro Cross selection is always intense, but the competition to get into the senior women’s team

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Filbert Bayi sets World Record and wins Commonwealth Title
29 Jun 2015

Five Fantastic Front Runners:Catch me if You Can

So we have had our fast finishers but what about those who choose to lead from the front? We picked 5 of the best front runners in history. They are many more, we definitely had a few howlers and left some people out. Filbert Bayi These race has to be

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Craig Murphy (left) representing Iona in Cross Country
14 Jun 2015

Scholarships, Salazar & Speedy Kids – Reads of the week on JTG

Flippin’ Fast 14 year olds Two fourteen year old who have ran 1:55 for 800m, and one of them is Irish! The other also has a 3:50 1500m to his name this season, and is the younger brother of European medalist Henrik Ingebrigtsen. Read more about these young speedsters here.

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Craig Murphy (left) representing Iona in Cross Country
09 Jun 2015

US Scholarship Series: Should I stay or Should I go? Part One

The first in a multi part series, we attempt to provide prospective student athletes with an insight into the american scholarship system. Instead of speaking to athletes who have been on scholarship in America or Ireland, we will be speaking to athletes who have experience of both systems. Craig Murphy

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Sonia O'Sullivan at the press conference for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, via IAAF
29 Mar 2015

Guiyang 2015: Sonia O’Sullivan’s World Cross diary

Sonia O’Sullivan was an IAAF ambassador at this year’s World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. The 1998 double world cross country champion wrote a diary of the event and her experiences for Jumping The Gun. World Cross Country Guiyang 2015 by Sonia O’Sullivan The World Cross country took place

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Elizabeth Egan running in the Inter Clubs. Picture by Kieran Carlin
13 Mar 2015

Cross in crisis, but what’s the solution?

Elizabeth Egan finished in the top ten in the senior women’s race at the Irish Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships on March 1st. What should have been cause for great celebration, led to more of a sense of deflation. She competed in the English national the week before with 865

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06 Mar 2015

4 Points for 4 Provinces; Mulcaire to chop the Wood at Clongowes

The Heavyweight Clash The big draw this weekend will be the Senior Boys race which takes place at 2:40pm. It’s an unlikely situation, this race. Two hugely talented athletes going toe to toe in front of a partisan crowd at Clongowes Wood College . Kevin Mulcaire, the Intermediate champion, winner

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Clohisey clenches his fist as he seals victory. Image via Kieran Carlin
02 Mar 2015

Inter Clubs dwindles as Clohisey repeats and McCambridge dominates

Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) and Maria McCambridge (DSD) dominated the GloHealth Inter Clubs Cross Country Championships in Kilbroney Park, Co. Down yesterday. There was a number of good performances despite the event being poorly attended. Clonliffe Harriers’ Hope Saunders won the junior women’s 4,000m race in style to get the

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01 Mar 2015

Clohisey looks to retain Inter Club crown

Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) returns from a warm weather training camp in Portugal to defend his GloHealth Inter Club Cross Country Championships in Kilbroney Park, Co. Down today. Clohisey is building up for a marathon debut in Rotterdam in April and will be looking for a good performance over 12,000m.

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Image courtesy of Brendan Ahearne
23 Feb 2015

From Skerries to Cobh: Relocation a game-changer for promising Pierce

by Jack Corbett For our next interview of what is set to become a weekly fixture Jack Corbett caught up with Skerries native Rhona Pierce who recently relocated to the home of arguably our greatest ever athlete, Sonia O’Sullivan. In doing so Pierce has joined the Leevale stronghold based in

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