27 Feb 2014

Athlone International shows athletics is cool

by Feidhlim Kelly The AIT International proved one thing: athletics, particularly indoors, is a fun and spectator friendly sport.  Going down in the car to Athlone I was unsure about how the night would go. It looked like it was going to be a glorified training session for the Eatons.

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25 Feb 2014

Salazar slated, Derval dissects the dosh and Theisen’s Eaton bacon

Alberto Salazar had a bad day (or two) at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships and we discuss his actions and multiple appeals which brought widespread condemnation from the athletics public. We ask whether or not the public lynching was justified. Former world indoor champion, Derval O’Rourke, wants to

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Kelly Proper
18 Feb 2014

Kelly props up the nationals

This week we review the highs and lows of the National Indoor Championships where Kelly Proper won her sweet sixteenth national title – a new record. We brought Hillary Duff in to sing an ode celebrating her achievement. We analysed the atmosphere, or lack thereof, and suggest some improvements for

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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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11 Feb 2014

The Grand Nationals and trouble in paradise

This week we preview the national indoor championships and make some ballsy predictions. We discuss the controversy at last weekend’s Leinster Indoor Championships (late in the podcast) and offer some solutions. Of course we answer the random and serious questions from our loyal followers. And Cathal Dennehy connects Marie Antoinette

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Galen Rupp
28 Jan 2014

Cullen refuses to back down, Indoor season ignites, and Rupp ‘cains’ opposition

Mary Cullen joined us for this week’s podcast to talk about her journey back to the top after a litany of injuries. She returned to form with a bang at the Raheny 5-mile on Sunday to move to second on the all-time Irish list, and with a clean bill of

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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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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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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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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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