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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06 Feb 2013

Ireland’s cross-country Euro stars set to take on the world in Poland

Athletics Ireland High Performance Director Kevin Ankrom last night confirmed that a women’s team will compete at the World Cross Country Championships in Poland next month. Though Ireland claimed team gold in the European championships in December, there was huge doubt about the availability of members of that team for

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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