05 Jan 2015

So many Races, So little Profit

Christmas is a great time to reflect on it all; not life – God no – athletics. It’s a time when everyone is back in their locality, Athletes turn up to local races to run, steward, watch and eat all the sandwiches at the community hall. Most of these races

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29 Apr 2014

Junior hopefuls on the Oregon trail

Jumping the Gun caught up with two of Ireland’s brightest young stars, Shane Fitzsimons and Marcus Lawler, at the Athletics Ireland junior warm weather training camp. Cathal Dennehy and Ronan Duggan got the inside line on their preparations for the World Junior Championships in Oregon, USA in July. Fitzsimons will

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31 Dec 2013

Jumping the Gun New Year Highs and lows

2013 is nearly over and there has been plenty of highs and lows over the past 12 months. The most significant thing to happen from an Irish point of view was the opening of the state of the art indoor track in Athlone in January with the the year culminating

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Thomas Barr winning the 2013 Irish 400m hurdles title
16 Dec 2013

No holds Barred

Find out everything you need to know about Ireland’s current number one 400m hurdler, Thomas Barr, in this information packed interview that includes his training schedules, how he rates his summer, the future and racing over 600m against the top 400m and 800m men to separate “the men from the

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Rob Heffernan AAI Awards
21 Nov 2013

Heffernan dines at top table at AAI awards luncheon

The latest podcast looks back on the Athletics Ireland awards and then previews the action of the University Road Relays this weekend. We also set the record straight on the weekend’s controversy at the Irish Inter County Cross Country Championships

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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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