Football has come under the doping spotlight after a study which showed 7.7pc of top-level footballers recorded high testosterone levels indicating a possible use of anabolic steroids. Image:
21 Sep 2015

Football’s dirty secret: ignorance is not bliss when it comes to doping

And so it begins. After decades of anecdotal evidence — think star players spotted at renowned doping clinics, rogue doctors bragging about trophies their pharmacology has won for club and country, major European titles being won by players with blood as thick as golden syrup — there is finally cold, hard evidence to suggest that

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18 Sep 2015

UK Athletics: “No reason to be concerned” about Salazar accusations

UK Athletics (UKA) has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah, nor any evidence of inappropriate input from the Nike Oregon Project into Farah’s training regimen, after completing an investigation into the practices of coach Alberto Salazar. The investigation was launched after thereport by BBC/PropPublica which alleged that Salazar had used banned

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Winner alright: Eamonn Coghlan anchors Villanova to victory at the Penn Relays.
17 Sep 2015

Chairman reflects on a champion career: “I worked bloody hard. I gave it my all”

By Dave Hunter Those of us who have followed track and field over the years need no prompting to recall the sparkling career and exceptional talent of Eamonn Coghlan – the first 5000m world champion back in 1983 and one of the most fearsome milers of all time. Now living

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Trailblazer: Niall O'Shaughnessy will be posthumously inducted into the Southwest Hall of Fame in November. Image:
16 Sep 2015

Mile great O’Shaughnessy passes away

One of Ireland’s greatest milers of the ’70s, Limerick’s Niall O’Shaughnessy, has passed away at the age of 59. O’Shaughnessy passed away at his home outside Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday morning after a long battle with brain cancer. The Adare native, who represented Ireland in both the 800m and 1500m

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15 Sep 2015

Doping Dilemma: suspicious minds mean many questions, but few right answers

On the first Sunday night of the IAAF World Championships, in the bowels of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, one European journalist raised his hand with a question for Justin Gatlin. “Justin, a few of the other athletes in the race have said it was an important victory for

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13 Sep 2015

Barr talks to JTG: “I’ll need to improve by half a second to make the Olympic final”

Thomas Barr capped off a breakthrough year with a fifth-place finish in the Brussels Diamond League and afterwards, the 23-year-old spoke to JumpingTheGun about his breakthrough year. Barr ran 49.80 in a race won by Jeffery Gibson of the Bahamas in 48.72. “I was a little bit switched off tonight,” he said. “It was

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13 Sep 2015

Farah too fast; Mo caps magnificent year with Great win

Mo Farah capped another year of dominance by sprinting to victory at the Great North Run this morning, the Briton taking a narrow victory over Kenya’s Stanley Biwott in 59:22, his fastest time for the half marathon. Biwott, who had tried for much of the race to break Farah, was never

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11 Sep 2015

After his beating in Beijing, Gatlin ready to rise again

As he prepares for his final two races of the season at the Brussels Diamond League tonight, Justin Gatlin, as ever, is keen not to look in the rear-view mirror. His mind has already moved on from the memory of that men’s 100m final in Beijing, in which Gatlin gifted

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11 Sep 2015

Battle of Brussels: the five best clashes to watch

Gatlin versus Van Niekerk, Men’s 200m, 8:16pm Newly crowned world 400m champion Wayde Van Niekerk takes on double sprint silver medallist Justin Gatlin and after the South African’s 200m personal best of 19.94 earlier this summer – and indeed his 43.48-second run to win in Beijing – there is every

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09 Sep 2015

Renowned therapist comes to Carlow

Dr Larry Van Such will attend this coming weekend’s RIP Tool training programme on Sunday 13th September in the Dolmen hotel Carlow at 10am. Dr Van Such has wrote numerous athletic programmes for many of the world’s top athletes. He has worked with many of the most famous football and

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