Derval O'Rourke in action at the European Indoor Championships; Image courtesy of PhotoRun
07 Mar 2015

Derval due for bronze as Yanit loses case; Sierra Leone sprinter’s sad tale; Bolt done with records? Your JTG 5-a-day

Yanit bites the dust: doping ban extended Derval O’Rourke, in what was undoubtedly the performance of her career, ran 12.65 seconds to finish second to Nevin Yanit at the European Championships in 2010, and was behind the Turk again when finishing fourth at the European Indoors in 2013. As it

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20 Feb 2015

Chefs To Brew Up Athlone Storm

Piece courtesy of @irishhurdlers at After his heroics on Wednesday night it looks like @TreyvaudsResto will make a surprise appearance at this weekend’s National Championships in Athlone. One of the new kids on the block in the Athletics Culinary world, Treyvaud set twitter on fire during the Men’s Mile

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24 Jun 2014

Derval Departs; Battman Begins as Track trumps Field in Tallinn

Tonight we are joined by Ireland’s newest recruit, Kevin Batt, who finished 3rd in the 5,000m on his debut at the European Team Championships last weekend. Batt, born and raised in Sydney, tells us why he chose to run for Ireland and his Irish roots. He also tells us about

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07 Jan 2014

Operation Gold Performance Podcast

We return in 2014 to analyse the Athletics Ireland athlete carding scheme and ask is it worth its weight in gold. High profile athletes such as Derval O’Rourke and Ciaran O’Lionaird have fallen foul of the Operation Gold Performance Plan (OGPP) as coined by High Performance Director Kevin Ankrom. The

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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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25 Feb 2013

Cullen needs no key to unlock Tullamore course

Not even a missing spike key could deter Mary Cullen from dominating the Woodie’s DIY Inter Club Cross Country Championships in Charleville Estate in Tullamore yesterday. “I must have texted half the country,” smiled Cullen (North Sligo) before the race as she was looking for a key to tighten the

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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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