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12 Jul 2014

Morton Magic as Thomas raises the Barr on memorable night

The Morton Games produced a pulsating night of athletics with Thomas Barr beating world champion Jehue Gordon in the 400m hurdles in a stadium record of 48.94 to get the crowd on their feet. It was a night of stadium records at the Morton Games with Mark English winning the

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Mark English after Morton Games 800m victory
07 Jul 2014

English ready to make European Mark

We tracked down Mark English in Lignano this week as he was preparing to take a cut off the Irish 800m record (1:44.82) for an exclusive interview. The Donegal athlete talked us through his tentative first steps into athletics, the influence of his athletic family and what his future targets

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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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Paul Robinson
09 Jun 2014

Diamond dreams; Ireland’s coaching quandary as Brits sprint ahead

The Diamond Leagues are coming thick and fast as we look back on Rome and forward to Oslo and New York in our latest podcast. Paul Robinson competes in the Dream Mile while Sarah Lavin is in the 100m hurdles and Laura Crowe goes for the European standard in the

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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

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31 Jan 2014

Super Bowl gladiators? PEDs? Who cares?

By Joe Conway @joeaconway It’s Super Bowl week in America. Denver versus Seattle in New York, New Jersey. America’s gladiators battle Sunday for the sport’s greatest prize at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. I’ll be hosting a Super Bowl party. It’s a spectacle like no other — the Super

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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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