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04 Sep 2015

English and Gregan for Flame Games; McCormack in Lille Half-Marathon

Mark English and Brian Gregan continue their season in Amsterdam tomorrow evening at the Flame Games competing the 600m and 400m respectively. English (UCD) will be looking to improve on his personal best of 1:16.14 which he set when finishing second in Ostrava earlier this summer behind world 800m silver

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29 Aug 2015

Fighting Fifth For Heffernan In Beijing

Heffernan a fine 5th in brave title defence Robert Heffernan finished a fighting fifth place in the men’s 50km race walk in 3:44:17 in a brave bid to defend his world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing while the men’s 4x400m relay team set a new national record.

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Murphy, Gregan, Barr and English after thier record run in Beijing. Image: Cathal Dennehy
29 Aug 2015

National Record For Irish Men’s 4x400m (Video)

Relay Record The Irish men’s 4x400m relay team were always going to be up against it in Beijing, drawn in a heat with the USA, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, but where qualification may have eluded them, an excellent performance certainly didn’t. The team of Brian Gregan, Brian Murphy, Thomas

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Phil Healy and Kelly Proper battling it out over 100m
22 Jul 2015

Tón Le Gaoithe Roundup: Waterford Wind Blows Athletics In The Right Direction

Ireland’s first wind sprint meet Tón Le Gaoithe (Wind in your back) stayed true to its name with the weather gods delivering ideal conditions at the RSC track in Waterford. What ensued was two hours of personal bests, seasons bests and track records. It was evident from the start that

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The Irish U23 Relay Team with coach Shane McCormack
06 Jun 2015

Proper And Lawler Blaze An Irish Trail In Geneva

The AtletiCAGenève track meet in Geneva, Switzerland has been a happy hunting-ground for Irish athletes in recent years and the 28th edition (today) proved just as successful. Classy Kelly Performance of the day from an Irish perspective would have to be Kelly Proper‘s blistering 200m run of 23.26, just .06

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28 Apr 2015

Podcast: Paula Penns Farewell; no holds barred to Bahamas

We’ve split this week’s podcast into two parts as we look to streamline the bumper news package from London leading to the Bahamas. Part One In part one we look at all the road action with a brief recap of the Boston marathon and then move on to the blockbuster

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01 Feb 2015

Irish athletes tear up the track in New York; video interviews

Ireland finished a fantastic second in the distance medley relay at the Armory Invitational in New York last night, six seconds behind the American team, who broke the world record with a 9:19.93 run. The Irish team of Declan Murray (2:53.17), Brian Gregan (47.40), Mark English (1:46.59) and Ciarán Ó

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Ciarán Ó Lionáird and Mark English in discussion
01 Feb 2015

Fighting Irish second to USA in world record dmr

Ireland put up a spirited challenge in the men’s distance medley relay at the Armory Invitational last night going under the old world record but had to be content with second in 9:25.37 behind a dominant US outfit in 9:19.93. Matthew Centrowitz set the US well on their way with

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Brian Gregan in action at the European Team Championships in Tallinn. Image: courtesy of Athletics Ireland
31 Jan 2015

Irish quartet on World Record Hunt in New York

Link to Livestream here: STREAM An Irish team consisting of Declan Murray (1200m), Brian Gregan (400m), Mark English (800m) and Ciarán Ó Lionáird (1600m) will contest the distance medley relay at the Armory Invitational in New York tonight (11:17pm Irish time), facing a host of collegiate teams along with strong

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Ciaran O' Lionaird celebrating his 1500m win at the 2014 National Championships
29 Jan 2015

O’Lionaird’s Workout Wednesday

Flotrack caught up with Ciaran O’Lionard for a workout at 5000 ft. in Sedona, Arizona with Oregon Track Club teammate Ben Blankenship. O’Lionard will run the 1600m leg for Ireland’s DMR team at the Armory Track Invitational this Saturday (31st). Other team members will include Brian Gregan (400m), Mark English (800m)

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