25 Feb 2013

Cullen needs no key to unlock Tullamore course

Not even a missing spike key could deter Mary Cullen from dominating the Woodie’s DIY Inter Club Cross Country Championships in Charleville Estate in Tullamore yesterday. “I must have texted half the country,” smiled Cullen (North Sligo) before the race as she was looking for a key to tighten the

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Travers leads the way
18 Feb 2013

Terrific Travers raises the roof

With grown men banging the blue-boarded track and a raucous crowd standing on their feet as John Travers broke eight minutes for the 3,000m, it truly was Super Sunday at the Woodie’s DIY National Indoor Championships in Athlone in a day to remember for Irish athletics aficionados. It looked like

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Athlone indoors
16 Feb 2013

New arena revitalises indoor championships

The Woodie’s DIY National Senior Indoor Championships are set for a major facelift this weekend in Athlone with some of Ireland’s top class athletes set to compete alongside the country’s leading club athletes. The championships had gone somewhat stale in the last couple of years in the Odyssey Arena in

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30 Jan 2013

Britton gets balance right with new deal

Fionnuala Britton, who takes on Olympic 5,000m champion Meseret Defar (Ethiopia) over 3,000m in Karlsruhe this weekend, was the headline athlete at the announcement of the new partnership between New Balance and Athletics Ireland last night. “I’m honoured to be part of Team New Balance,” said the two in-a-row European

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24 Jan 2013

Heat is finally on for Ireland’s athletes

Setting foot in the new national athletics indoor arena in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) on Tuesday night reminded me of the first day of term on a college campus — an unbridled and innocent energy full of hopes and dreams.  An indoor arena in Ireland has been promised since

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