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01 Feb 2015

Irish athletes tear up the track in New York; video interviews

Ireland finished a fantastic second in the distance medley relay at the Armory Invitational in New York last night, six seconds behind the American team, who broke the world record with a 9:19.93 run. The Irish team of Declan Murray (2:53.17), Brian Gregan (47.40), Mark English (1:46.59) and Ciarán Ó

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Ciarán Ó Lionáird and Mark English in discussion
01 Feb 2015

Fighting Irish second to USA in world record dmr

Ireland put up a spirited challenge in the men’s distance medley relay at the Armory Invitational last night going under the old world record but had to be content with second in 9:25.37 behind a dominant US outfit in 9:19.93. Matthew Centrowitz set the US well on their way with

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Ciaran O' Lionaird celebrating his 1500m win at the 2014 National Championships
29 Jan 2015

O’Lionaird’s Workout Wednesday

Flotrack caught up with Ciaran O’Lionard for a workout at 5000 ft. in Sedona, Arizona with Oregon Track Club teammate Ben Blankenship. O’Lionard will run the 1600m leg for Ireland’s DMR team at the Armory Track Invitational this Saturday (31st). Other team members will include Brian Gregan (400m), Mark English (800m)

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Jenna Bromell on her way to the junior 400m title. Photo credit: Kieran Carlin, Finn Valley A.C.
27 Jan 2015

New kids on the block; the stars who lit up Athlone

The GloHealth Junior and Under-23 championships last Sunday (25th) served up an array of stellar performances from the best of Ireland’s young athletes. In what was planned to be a short piece about the highlights of the day, we were reminded of just how much quality was on show. While

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Marcus Lawler and Zak Irwin going head-to-head in 2014. Photo: Kieran Carlin
25 Jan 2015

LIVESTREAM: GloHealth Athletics Ireland Junior & U23 Championships

Live coverage of the GloHealth Athletics Ireland Junior & U23 Championships on the youtube post below. Coverage begins at 1.15pm with ourselves on commentary duty and Aertv doing the camerawork. Be sure to subscribe to the Athletics Ireland youtube channel here so that you’ll be notified of future broadcasts. Scroll

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Harry Purcell winning the 800m at the All Ireland Schools in Record time
24 Jan 2015

Patient Purcell set for return

Harry Purcell became the first schoolboy to go under 1:50 for the 800m at the Irish Schools Track and Field Championships last June and added the 400m title for good measure. The Trim AC athlete returned to the track for his school Castleknock College in the 4 by 100m relay,

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19 Jan 2015

Lagat on the hunt for Coghlan’s record

Bernard Lagat opened his 2015 season by running the Great Edinburgh Cross Country, where he finished a disappointing 15th in the 4km race. Lagat, who turned 40 last month, will now turn his attention back to the track, and the American is planning to rewrite several of the over-40s indoor world

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Brian Gregan and John Travers above at Penn Relays will compete in the NB Games alongside Mark English and Ciarán Ó Lionáird
08 Jan 2015

Irish DMR team set for New Balance Indoor Games

An Irish Distance Medley Relay team is set for the New Balance Indoor Games on the 31st of January in the Armory. It has been in the planning for the last number of months but the athletes have received confirmation today of their entrance into the 1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m

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Roisin McGettigan
27 Nov 2014

McGettigan Dumas calls for life bans

Roisin McGettigan Dumas called for life bans at the Athletics Ireland National Athletics Awards where she received her long-awaited bronze medal over 1500m at the European Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009 due to the doping violation of Russia’s Ana Alminova. In a video interview below she discusses lifetime bans

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Kelly Proper
19 Jul 2014

Proper double for Kelly as 1500 set to sizzle

Ferrybank’s Kelly Proper was the star performer on day 1 of the GloHealth National Senior Track and Field championships winning the long jump in 6.27m and the 200m in an impressive 23.23 into a -1.6 headwind. You can watch our video interview below. Eanna Madden got up on the line

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