Relay members Eanna Madden, Jonathan Browning, Kieran Elliott, Marcus Lawler, Keith Pike, and Relay coach Shane McCormack
12 Jul 2015

Sub-40 Flyers: Irish Men Smash U23 Record

The Irish men’s Under-23 4x100m relay team come away from the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, with a 5th place finish and another National Record in the bag. After setting an U23 record of 40.11 seconds in qualifying for the final earlier today, the quartet of Jonathan Browning, Eanna Madden,

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Marcus Lawler winning the IUAA 100m. He won his heat today in 20.94 Image via IUAA Facebook
10 Jul 2015

Euro U23 Championships: The Irish In Action on Day 2

Sarah Lavin bows out Lavin was the first athlete to run this morning, finishing in 13:87 which was just short of the 13:86 needed to qualify. She finished an impressive 5th in her heat. She was mere centimeters away from qualification as you can see.     Marcus Lawler wins 200m

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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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image via Donal Murnane/Leevale
19 Apr 2015

Lawler delivers in Leevale as Behan leads junior charge

The Leevale Sports showcased some of Ireland’s best talent yesterday with Marcus Lawler leading the way with a 21.14 second clocking in the 200m while Matthew Behan broke the national junior record in the 110m hurdles. The hurdles kicked the programme in the CIT sports grounds off with a bang.

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Marcus Lawler winning the IUAA 100m. He won his heat today in 20.94 Image via IUAA Facebook
18 Apr 2015

Lawler to lead young stars at Leevale Sports

The Leevale Sports is set to showcase Ireland’s best up-and-coming talent today as they bid for qualification for various age grade championships with Marcus Lawler heading over 330 entries. Sonia O’Sullivan will also be in attendance for the first time in 28 years when she was aiming to qualify for

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Marcus Lawler
07 Feb 2015

Carlow cannonball returns to form at University championships

Thomas Barr and Marcus Lawler starred at the Irish Universities Championships Indoor championships In Athlone IT yesterday. Barr, representing UL, edged DCU’s Dara Kervick over 400m with a late surge in 47.22 seconds ahead of Kervick’s 47.28. They were narrowly outside the European indoor standard of 47.20 with Timmy Crowe

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Jenna Bromell on her way to the junior 400m title. Photo credit: Kieran Carlin, Finn Valley A.C.
27 Jan 2015

New kids on the block; the stars who lit up Athlone

The GloHealth Junior and Under-23 championships last Sunday (25th) served up an array of stellar performances from the best of Ireland’s young athletes. In what was planned to be a short piece about the highlights of the day, we were reminded of just how much quality was on show. While

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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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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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27 Jan 2014

Doherty stuns Lawler in Athlone as Cullen storms Raheny

There was a feast of athletics action over the weekend  with top road races and indoor action in Ireland and around the globe. Rose-Anne Galligan kicked things off by pacing Mary Cain of the Oregon Project on Friday night in Boston to near world junior record – pretty much as

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