24 Feb 2014

Salazar: Say hello to the bad guy

“What you lookin’ at? You all a bunch of f*ckin’ a&*holes. You know why? You don’t have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f*ckin’ fingers and say, ‘That’s the bad guy.’ So… what

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Ciaran O Lionard
15 Feb 2014

Wanamaker Mile not what it used to be

By Joe Conway @joeaconway The Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games is not what is used to be. At least from an Irish perspective. The 2014 version of the race had no Irish invitees. Let’s not forget last year though when Ciaran O’Lionaird ran an impressive 3:52.10 for third and

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Thomas Barr with the clock showing his IUAA indoor 400m record
14 Feb 2014

Super Sunday: five races not to miss at Nationals

Super Sunday: five races not to miss at Nationals By Cathal Dennehy  Travers trying to run the legs off everyone: 15 laps of complete carnage. 1:20pm You’re John Travers. You go to college in Athlone IT. You run laps of the car park under the stadium for morning runs, and

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27 Jan 2014

Doherty stuns Lawler in Athlone as Cullen storms Raheny

There was a feast of athletics action over the weekend  with top road races and indoor action in Ireland and around the globe. Rose-Anne Galligan kicked things off by pacing Mary Cain of the Oregon Project on Friday night in Boston to near world junior record – pretty much as

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25 Jan 2014

Jumping The Gun all set for future stars in Athlone

Jumping the Gun will be going into the field of commentary tomorrow (Sunday 26th) in the AIT International Arena on the Athletics Ireland live stream for the Woodie’s DIY National Indoor Junior and U23 Championships. It’s promising to be an exciting day with Ireland’s next generation competing. No need for

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23 Jan 2014

Galligan set to pace Cain for world junior mile record attempt

Rose-Anne Galligan ran her fastest ever season opener over 800m at the Rejkavik International in Iceland last Sunday in 2:03.69 finishing second behind local junior sensation Anita Hinriksdottir who ran a world leading, and European Indoor junior record, 2:01.81. Galligan will be keeping youth as her theme by pacing US

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17 Jan 2014

Hot Hunter action in Oz as Galligan aims to be Ice queen

There is plenty of action this weekend with Paul Robinson, Mark Hanrahan (both 3,000m) and Laura Crowe (1500m) taking on the heat in Australia at the Hunter Track Classic in Newcastle on Saturday morning while Rose-Anne Galligan takes on Iceland’s 800m sensation Aníta Hinriksdóttir on Sunday and domestically there will be

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Athlone I.T. Indoor Arena
13 Dec 2013

Athlone archive as it gears up for a new season

AIT Baseline meet to kick off indoor season   Athlone is set to open up its doors on the 18th of December for another exciting indoor season in the midlands. The arena has breathed new life into athletics domestically both as a training and competition base since it got up and

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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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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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