21 Jun 2013

Dennehy’s Call – 10 reasons to go to Santry

Cathal Dennehy gives us 10 Reasons to go to Santry this weekend on his regular Friday slot on Jumping the Gun. The  European Team Championships are a snip at only ten euro and has a host of top athletes. Why wouldn’t you be going to cheer on Ireland’s best to

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20 Jun 2013

Thursday Talk – Gillick’s Captain’s Call

In a European Team Championships special we caught up with David Gillick to see how the role of captaincy came about and what we can expect  from the weekend. From their we delve into where he is now and is there more life on the track for Ireland’s greatest ever

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19 Jun 2013

Call The Cavalry!

As each day passes the Athletics Ireland marketing department issues another press release that a high profile athlete has withdrawn from the European Team Championships due to injury or illness. Today it was the expected withdrawal of the sport’s best athlete Derval O’Rourke as a result of a chest infection.

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18 Jun 2013

TC Tuesdays – Galligan leads the pack

The explosion of women’s 800m running this season has surprised many of the sport’s fans in recent months. Not only is there a healthy quantity of women on the scene, more importantly there has been a real step up in the quality of their performances. At the very forefront of

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17 Jun 2013

Monday review – “Veronica Campbell Down”

This week drugs has taken the headlines. It is important to tackle these issues head on. People can complain about negativity and cynicism on topics, not just including drugs. To me and those who contribute to Jumping The Gun, we are doing our best to give real insight and a

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14 Jun 2013

CD Fridays – Lawler set for senior bow

Cathal Dennehy’s Friday column profiles Marcus Lawler, the most exciting talent in the sport presently, and includes a sample training week. There is a finish line video of his 200m record  run at the schools and also included is a video of Laura Crowe’s 800m pb (2:02.69) at the Oslo

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13 Jun 2013

Thursday Talk – Murphy’s Battle For Personal Glory

In this week’s edition of Jumping The Gun’s podcast we talk to national 400m champion Brian Murphy of Crusaders. The 30 year old who hails from Cork talks about how his love of running and competing keeps him chasing his dream despite some less than favourable treatment by Athletics Ireland.

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11 Jun 2013

TC Tuesday’s – Return of the Mac

It’s the return of Thomas Chamney on Tuesday again. Today he writes about the talented David McCarthy and his struggle for consistency. He’s set to run the 3,000m at the European Team Championships – the team will be officially announced tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 11am. McCarthy looks to reboot at

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10 Jun 2013

Bolt and AAI have work to do

This week’s action wasn’t as exciting as the previous one but it still left us with plenty  of talking points. Bolt was beaten in Rome and the AAI empire have plenty of work to do if the European Team Championships are going to be a success judging by the AAI

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07 Jun 2013

Breaking Barriers on Road to Rieti

Cathal Dennehy’s feature this week is on in-form hurlder Sarah Lavin who broke Derval’ORourke’s national junior outdoor 100m Hurdles record twice last weekend. Cathal gives us a good insight into her character and her training to date. There’s a long way  to go before she can come close to matching

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06 Jun 2013

Thursday Talk – Cullen’s Comeback Trail

Welcome to round two of Thursday Talk with myself and Thomas Chamney. In the second podcast  we  talk to Mary Cullen about her rollercoaster career to date. The Irish indoor 3,000m record holder (8:43.74) from Sligo has suffered 14 stress fractures in her running career and also suffered personal tragedy

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05 Jun 2013

Crowe in dream land for Oslo

Laura Crowe has been confirmed for the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in the Oslo Diamond League in the 800m on Thursday the 13th of June and she believes it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. “When I got the message through that I  was in Oslo I didn’t  believe it,” said

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04 Jun 2013

Gillick to add spice to celebrity masterchef

It’s a Thomas Chamney Tuesday today and here he has an article with David Gillick on his plans for the season and his upcoming starring role on RTE’s Celebrity Master Chef. The World Championships are out of the question on the tv schedule for RTE so we will have to

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03 Jun 2013

Crowe flies as Lawler shines brightest

It was an action packed weekend. Below is Jumping The Gun’s take and thoughts of the action Prefontaine: the start of Diamond League shining The Prefontaine meeting in Eugene, Oregon kick-started the Diamond league tour with some of the highlights being Mutaz Barshim of Qatar’s 2.40m leap in the high

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31 May 2013

Robinson set for Marseille in action packed weekend

It promises to be an exciting weekend of  athletics with Paul Robinson kicking it off  today looking for an A standard in a 1500m race in Marseille. Here is a link to the startlist: http://scomarseille.athle.com/asp.net/espaces.html/html.aspx?id=24754 Steven Colvert races over 200m in Geneva tomorrow and he has a target time of

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