12 Aug 2015

Four Athletes Added To Irish World Championships Team

Irish team boosted with addition of four athletes for the World Track and Field Championships The Irish team has been boosted with the addition of four athletes for the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing on the 22nd-30th of August who have been invited under the new IAAF quota

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09 Aug 2015

Barr brilliant, Mageean Magnificent, Heffernan DQ’d; Nationals Day two Roundup

Thomas Barr won his 5th title in style at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium today. “It was good consolidating run, after the London Diamond League,” said Barr, who won impressively in windy in 49.68 seconds. “I was a little bit deflated. I hadn’t competed in

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08 Aug 2015

Cullen crowns comeback, Christie a class apart; National Seniors roundup, Day one

Mary Cullen crowned her return to the top level by taking her first national senior outdoor title since 2007 when sauntering to victory over 5,000m at the GloHealth National Championships in Santry today. Cullen missed the last seven editions of these championships through injury, but looked on the way back

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04 Aug 2015

Thomas Barr Bidding For 5th Title At GloHealth National Champs

Thomas Barr is bidding for his 5th 400m hurdles title at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships this weekend (August 8/9) at Morton Stadium as he primes for the World Track and Field Championships later this month. “It’s the one time of the year where all of Ireland’s best,

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Harty hit a world and Olympic qualifying time in Letterkenny
10 Jul 2015

No barrier to Rio standards in Letterkenny

The women’s 3,000m steeplechase took centre stage in Letterkenny with two world standards and three Olympic qualifiers for Irish athletes. USA’s Jamie Cheever won the race in 9:40.99 but the excitement for the locals came with the breakthrough performances by the Irish trio of Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara

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26 Jun 2015

Irish invasion set for Watford BMC

No fewer than 67 Irish and Northern Irish athletes will toe the line at Woodside Stadium for the Watford British Milers Club meeting tomorrow. Karl Griffin and Niall Tuohy will be in the A men’s 800m while Sara Treacy will be looking to edge closer to the world championship qualifying

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07 Jun 2015

Birmingham Diamond League – Live Stream

The Birmingham diamond league is underway on BBC 2 (BBC 2 HD in Ireland) with the women’s discus starting the day’s proceedings. The main track events will get going shortly after 2pm. If you don’t have access to BBC 2 there is a live stream available below. Of course Mo

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18 Feb 2015

Podcast: Barshim set for Take off; Mo goes Mad; O Lionaird hunts history

There were plenty of talking points on this week’s podcast with Mo Farah and Andy Vernon grabbing centre stage with their Twitter spat. We look behind the feud and where it sparked and who came out on top if at all. Sara Treacy had the performance of her career when

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16 Feb 2015

Treacy wins thrilling 3,000m at British Indoor Championships

Sara Treacy caused a stir in Sheffield when she edged victory on the line in the women’s 3,000m at the Sainsbury’s British Championships in Sheffield yesterday. Treacy held off Emelia Gorecka on the line in 9:06.23 to 9:06.27 – both new personal bests. Jessica Judd finished third in 9:09.67. That

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Gerard O'Donnell winning in Athlone last week. Image by Liam Behan
07 Feb 2015

JTG’s O’Donnell blazes to 60m hurdles Euro indoor standard in Gent

Normally Jumping The Gun just reports the news but this evening at the IFAM Indoor International Flanders Athletics meeting in Gent, our very own Gerard O’Donnell made the news with the Irish result of the day to win the 60m Hurdles in 7.73 seconds and qualify for the European Indoor

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