David Gillick after European Indoor victory in 2007. Image: PhotoRun
03 Mar 2015

The Day Gillick Retained His European Title

On this day 8 years ago David Gillick became European Indoor 400m champion for the second time. Gillick retained his title from 2005 with a dominant surge of pace off the final bend to take victory in 45.52 seconds. Check out the race video below.  

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Joe Gough in world M60
02 Mar 2015

Second in ten-part series: 800M World masters champ Joe Gough no ordinary Joe

Second in ten-part series: Joe Gough no ordinary Joe. This series focuses on the Top Irish masters performances of all time. While awaiting my 800 preliminary race at the World Indoor Championships in Budapest, I struck up a conversation with one of the other Irish competitors. As we parted ways,

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Declan Murray with Mark English at a warm weather training camp in Stellenbosch in January
02 Mar 2015

Road to Prague: Declan Murray quick fire questions (video)

Declan Murray leads a two-pronged attack in the 800m at the European Indoor Championships alongside Mark English later this week. He continues our JTG quick fire questions from his most important session to the ideal date. The Clonliffe Harrier will be hoping for a good showing in Prague in what

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Picture by Pat Murphy Sportsfile courtesy of Athletics Ireland
27 Feb 2015

Emerald’s Newest Star: No barriers too high for gifted Neville

by Jack Corbett In the third instalment of our junior interview section JTG caught up with Ciara Neville who starred at the recent GloHealth National Senior Indoor Championships with silver in the 60m and 60m hurdles. She is one of the production line of female sprinting talent to emerge from

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Coghlan breaking 3:50 for the mile indoors. Courtesy of Eamonn Coghlan
27 Feb 2015

Flashback Friday: Coghlan transcends time with historic indoor mile (video)

“Never doubt Eamonn Coghlan. He’ll get you in the end,” said the New York Daily News in 1983 when Eamonn Coghlan broke the 3:50 barrier on this date at the Vitalis Invite Indoor Mile with 3:49.78 – the first sub 3:50 mile indoors. “Coghlan’s time transcends the stopwatches and decimal

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26 Feb 2015

Road to Prague: JTG’s quick fire questions with Mark English

We put a few members of the Irish team set for the European Indoors in Prague to the test with our quick fire questions at the official team announcement at the St Helen’s Radisson Blu Hotel last Tuesday. First up is Mark English who will be competing in the 800m

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The Malmo Indoor Arena. Image: RunBlogRun
25 Feb 2015

Live Athletics: Malmo Games

Live on Eurosport, or on the stream below – Live athletics from the Malmo Indoor games which features a host of the main contenders from this indoor season. World records will be under threat from Mutaz Essa Barshim and Renaud Lavillenie in the HJ and PV, and Kim Collins will

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Ben Blankenship crosses the line to become the first man sub-4 for the indoor mile in Ireland
24 Feb 2015

Video interview: Ben Blankenship on fire in Birmingham

Ben Blankenship has been on fire this indoor season with a series of top performances culminating in a personal best for fourth in 3:35.28 at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix. We caught up with him immediately after his race to talk about the indoor season and what lays ahead. The

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Image via PhotoRun
24 Feb 2015

First in ten-part series: Irish masters performances for the ages

First in a ten-part series highlighting the best Irish masters performances. My first memories of watching track and field date back to the summer of 1976 when my dad and I watched Ireland’s Eamon Coghlan advance through the rounds of the 1500 meters at the Montreal Olympics. The outcome has

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Dara Kervick comes around the second bend on his way to 400m victory. Image: Kieran Carlin
23 Feb 2015

Video: National Indoor Championships Highlights

Sportsfile have compiled a nice montage of the weekend’s National Indoor Championships including race-footage and interviews with some of the stars of the show. Check it out below.   GloHealth Indoor Championships Round Up from Sportsfile on Vimeo.

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