social media
14 May 2018

Social Media: Scourge or Saviour?; Cash for Coaching; The Truth and Shanghai

It’s round three of the latest Jumping The Gun podcast reincarnation and we cut our teeth straight into the social media debate sparked by Sonia O’Sullivan’s article in The Irish Times last week. Are athletes losing their way on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook instead of getting the ultimate like… performances

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The winning DMR team. Image by Cathal Dennehy at Penn
24 Apr 2015

Super Siofra a champ at Penn

Super Síofra! Dublin’s Síofra Cléirigh-Buttner helped Villanova to victory in the college women’s DMR at the Penn Relays last night, running a cracking third leg over 800m. This was their fourth DMR title in-a-row and Cathal Dennehy caught up with her after the race to get her thoughts. Cléirigh-Buttner flew

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15 Jan 2015

Hogan’s Heroic tale; Kirk goes Green; Wariner to run 800; Your JTG five-a-day

Running Times remembers Hogan the Hero A beautifully-written piece from American Roger Robinson of Running Times, paying tribute to his former rival Jim Hogan, the former European Marathon champion from Limerick who passed away last week. Check it out here Cléirigh Büttner on living the American Dream As the most successful

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Cléirigh Buttner striding out to the finish
15 Jan 2015

Cléirigh Büttner revelling life as a Wildcat

Síofra Cléirigh Büttner went over to Villanova last September as Ireland’s most successful schoolgirl winning six consecutive national schools cross country titles, multiple track titles along with national records. Jumping The Gun caught up with her to see how she’s settling into life Stateside and her new environment in Philadelphia.

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John Frazer on his way to the Dublin novice title
05 Oct 2014

Weekend wrap: US, county novice championships and road round-up

The main talking point over the weekend was Robert Harting’s request to be taken off the list of nominations for the IAAF athlete of the year. The German discus thrower was not happy to be on the list alongside convicted drug offenders Justin Gatlin and LeShawn Merritt. You can check

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10 Jul 2014

GloHealth Irish Junior and U23 Championships highlights

There was a series of top performances at the GloHealth Irish Junior and U23 National Championships last weekend and below is a highlights real from Athletics Ireland’s Youtube channel including our own commentary from the event. Highlights include: Sam Healy and Matthew Behan in the men’s 110m hurdles Siofra Cleirigh

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04 Nov 2013

Jones reflects on Britton’s facile win in Antwerp

Fionnuala Britton ensured her selection for the European Cross Country Championships yesterday with a comfortable victory at the Lotto Cross Cup in Antwerp, Belgium. National endurance coach Chris Jones, and personal coach to Britton, described her run as a “solid performance.” A team of Irish athletes travelled to Antwerp with

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11 Mar 2013

Champion Tobin finishes on a high

“I couldn’t leave that one go,” admitted senior boy’s winner Sean Tobin of his last chance at glory in Saturday’s Aviva All-Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships at University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Finishing second last year in an exciting duel with CBC Monkstown’s Kevin Dooney, the High School Clonmel

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Catherina McKiernan Jingle Bells
08 Mar 2013

McKiernan: Fun-running key

Four-time world cross country silver medallist Catherina McKiernan has urged the future distance running stars “to enjoy” the Aviva Irish Schools’ Cross Country Championships that take place tomorrow in the University of Ulster, Jordanstown if they are to succeed. McKiernan, who famously won the senior girls schools’ title in 1988

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