Thomas Barr Tallinn
17 Jun 2014

Thomas raises the Barr as English takes on the King

It was a bumper week for Irish and international athletics with Thomas Barr and Mark English putting themselves into medal contention for the European Championships in August to highlight a number of top performances by Irish athletes. Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) broke new ground when setting a new Irish 400m hurdles

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03 Jun 2014

Best Barr None; Schools show class; Dopers’ get diamond day out

This week, we look back at the All-Ireland Schools Championships in Tullamore, discussing the stars of the day and who impressed us most. We also conduct our own, completely unscientific, poll on who’s clean and who’s dirty in world athletics after being inspired by Usain Bolt? David Rudisha? Are

Feidhlim Kelly 0
20 May 2014

The Story of David: Campbell’s new calling as Purcell cleans up

This week we’re joined by former international middle distance athlete David Campbell, who is now physio to the stars. David talks about what it’s like to work with some of the best athletes in the world, and what their daily routines are like. He also explains why he believes more

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06 May 2014

3:59.4 and the masters of the mile

On the 60th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute mile, we take a look back at the greats of the mile, both past and present. Appropriately, we were joined on the podcast by one of the most recent Irishmen to join the sub-four club: Eoin Everard. Everard discusses the training that

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08 Apr 2014

Mad Len Strikes Back

It’s part two of our engaging interview with Ciarán Ó Lionáird where he tells us about a typical day of training up at altitude, what Nick Symmonds eats for breakfast, answers the listeners questions and who is the best coach he’s ever had. He also reveals his love for Joe

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04 Feb 2014

English makes his Mark

UCD’s Mark English was the star of the show at the Woodie’s DIY AAI Games last Sunday where he set a new national indoor 800m record of 1:46.82 breaking Daniel Caulfield’s 13-year-old record. We asked how good can Mark English be and how low can the Irish records go with

Feidhlim Kelly 0
07 Jan 2014

Operation Gold Performance Podcast

We return in 2014 to analyse the Athletics Ireland athlete carding scheme and ask is it worth its weight in gold. High profile athletes such as Derval O’Rourke and Ciaran O’Lionaird have fallen foul of the Operation Gold Performance Plan (OGPP) as coined by High Performance Director Kevin Ankrom. The

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23 Dec 2013

Christmas Special Podcast

We look back over the athletics year with a quiz – Cathal Dennehy and Feidhlim Kelly pit their wits against each other with Ronan Duggan as quizmaster – to recall the action intertwined with a Robert Heffernan, world champion race walker, theme. Of course, we also take a look at

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14 Nov 2013

Thursday Talk: Golden girl Treacy set for Santry

We met Sara Treacy fresh off the plane as she gears up for the National Inter Counties in Santry Demesne on Sunday. Based in Birmingham as a doctor, Treacy is preparing for the European Cross Country Championships in Serbia where she is keen to help the women defend their team title. 

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07 Nov 2013

Thursday Talk: Return of the Mac

David McCarthy, one of Ireland’s most versatile athletes joins Jumping the Gun, Feidhlim Kelly and Cathal Dennehy, this week after his 4th place finish at the international cross country meet in Antwerp last weekend. McCarthy has won medals from 800m to 5,000m at the European Youths to European U-23s and

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