Bittersweet: The Irish junior women's relay squad of Roisin Harrison, Sharlene Mawdsley, Ciara Neville, Phoebe Murphy and Gina Akpe-Moses just missed out on bronze
19 Jul 2015

Close but no cigar for Irish at European Juniors

It was an agonising tale of two fourth place finishes for Ireland at the European Junior Athletics Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden over the weekend. Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track) just missed out on a bronze medal finishing fourth in the 5,000m in 14:39.14 on Saturday evening. Jack O’Leary (Mullingar Harriers) was

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Picture by Pat Murphy Sportsfile courtesy of Athletics Ireland
31 May 2015

Classy Ciara the Limerick leader in Tullamore

Ciara Neville reaffirmed what we already knew at the GloHealth All Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore – that she’s a star in the making. The Castletroy College and Emerald AC athlete crushed the field in the intermediate girls (U17) 100m in 11.64 seconds. The legal wind of

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Ben Blankenship winning the mile in Athlone
21 May 2015

Blankenship’s excavation to success; No holds Barred – JTG 5-A-Day

From Excavation Grunt To The U.S.’s Fastest Man At 1,500: Ben Blankenship Discusses His Journey And His Breakthrough 2015 Season Ben Blankenship has been going from strength to strength since his excellent indoor season. Three years ago he was injured and working in excavation with a friend in Colorado but

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Thomas Barr qualifies for Final as fastest Qualifer
20 May 2015

Podcast:Thomas Tanks It; Mulcaire magnificent, and is Gatlin good for the sport?

Thomas Tanks It; Mulcaire magnificent, and is Gatlin good for the sport? This week, we reflect and celebrate two breakout performances from a pair of young Irish stars and enter into a dark discussion about an ageing villain of the sport who continues to defy logic. Kevin Mulcaire broke John

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Clare Champion: Kevin Mulcaire recovers after breaking John Treacy's national junior record. image: Steven Macklin
16 May 2015

Magnificent Mulcaire breaks Treacy’s junior record

Ennis Track’s Kevin Mulcaire carved more than two seconds off John Treacy’s national junior 5,000m record of 14:04.6 when running 14:02.30 at the Trafford British Miler’s Club meeting in Manchester tonight.  Mulcaire, still only 17, led much of the latter stages of the race against athletes several years his senior

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11 Mar 2015

Podcast: English upgrades to Silver; Students Shine at School’s Cross

For the Irish it was always about Mark English and he moved from man of bronze to man of silver. The UCD student was delighted to land silver in 1:47.20 in a high quality race won by Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski in 1:46.67 and we hear is reaction to the race.

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01 Mar 2015

Clohisey looks to retain Inter Club crown

Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) returns from a warm weather training camp in Portugal to defend his GloHealth Inter Club Cross Country Championships in Kilbroney Park, Co. Down today. Clohisey is building up for a marathon debut in Rotterdam in April and will be looking for a good performance over 12,000m.

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08 Feb 2015

Mulcaire and Carron excel at Milton Keynes Cross Challenge

Kevin Mulcaire and Isabel Carron excelled at the Cross Challenge series at Teardrop Lakes in Milton Keynes on Saturday. Ennis Track’s Kevin Mulcaire won the the junior race and is underlining his favourite tag for the GloHealth All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships. Mulcaire led the early stages of the

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29 Dec 2014

Dina’s picture perfect; AW give their ratings; Kenyans go MIA – your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Dina Asher-Smith aims high in juggling sprinting and academic ambition Around the time of the 2004 Athens Olympics Dina Asher-Smith drew a picture of herself and wrote she wanted to be Olympic champion. Ten years on and the GB sprinter is World junior 100m champion and well on her

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Kevin Mulcaire leads the Junior race at the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov. Photo credit: Brendan Ahearne.
28 Dec 2014

Raising the Banner: Mulcaire on a mission in 2015

It’s been a big year for one of our most promising underage distance-running prospects, Kevin Mulcaire. The Ennis Track athlete took a memorable schools double on the track in June and went on to take victory at the National Junior Intercounties Cross Country in November. At the European Cross Country

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