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19 Oct 2015

Barr’s Olympic ambition: “I’d love to be in the final”

It starts tomorrow. After the season of his life, followed by three weeks exploring Kenya, a surfing trip to Portugal, and one exhaustive day spent doing interviews with the national press, it’s now time for Thomas Barr to get back to work. In 10 months’ time, the Waterford athlete will, barring injury, compete at

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16 Oct 2015

Barr, English, and Heffernan to contest Irish Athlete of the Year

Athlete of the Year Thomas Barr, Mark English and Robert Heffernan are set to contest the National Athlete of the Year award at the GloHealth National Athletics Awards on Wednesday 25th of November from 12.00-3.30pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood. The nominations have been announced for the awards ceremony

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Murphy, Gregan, Barr and English after thier record run in Beijing. Image: Cathal Dennehy
12 Oct 2015

Barr and English the leading lights in memorable year for IUAA

As the new intervarsity season prepares to get under way, it seems as good a time as any to reflect on what a memorable 2015 it was,  a year when two of our leading lights, Thomas Barr and Mark English, took home medals from international competitions. English, a medical student at

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13 Sep 2015

Barr talks to JTG: “I’ll need to improve by half a second to make the Olympic final”

Thomas Barr capped off a breakthrough year with a fifth-place finish in the Brussels Diamond League and afterwards, the 23-year-old spoke to JumpingTheGun about his breakthrough year. Barr ran 49.80 in a race won by Jeffery Gibson of the Bahamas in 48.72. “I was a little bit switched off tonight,” he said. “It was

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07 Sep 2015

Ciara chases Olympic qualifier in Italy

Ciara Mageean will be targeting Olympic qualification over 1500m when she takes to the track in Rovereto, Italy today (Tuesday). The UCD athlete decided to skip the IAAF World Championships having qualified through the quota system to focus fully on recovering from injury and build up her fitness. In the

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Thomas Barr competing at the World Championships in Beijing. Image via Athletics Ireland
04 Sep 2015

Barr: “I just didn’t have it in me today”

Thomas Barr finished third at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich last night, the 22-year-old running 49.79 in cold conditions behind Kariem Hussein of Switzerland, who won in 49.16. “I just didn’t have it in me today,” said Barr. “It was a bit of a shoddy race. I struggled a

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03 Sep 2015

Live Stream: Zurich Diamond League

If you haven’t had enough track & field after 8 days of the Beijing World Championships the Diamond League is back in action from Zurich this evening. Things get underway from 7pm (Irish time) on the stream below, or on British Eurosport 2 if that suits you better. The men’s

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Thomas Barr competing at the World Championships in Beijing. Image via Athletics Ireland
01 Sep 2015

Barr set for Zurich Diamond League

Diamond League for Barr Thomas Barr is set to compete in the 400m Hurdles at the Zurich Diamond League on Thursday September 3rd. The Ferrybank athlete just missed out on a place in the final of the IAAF World Championships finishing fourth in his semi-final in a time of 48.71

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29 Aug 2015

Fighting Fifth For Heffernan In Beijing

Heffernan a fine 5th in brave title defence Robert Heffernan finished a fighting fifth place in the men’s 50km race walk in 3:44:17 in a brave bid to defend his world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing while the men’s 4x400m relay team set a new national record.

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Murphy, Gregan, Barr and English after thier record run in Beijing. Image: Cathal Dennehy
29 Aug 2015

National Record For Irish Men’s 4x400m (Video)

Relay Record The Irish men’s 4x400m relay team were always going to be up against it in Beijing, drawn in a heat with the USA, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, but where qualification may have eluded them, an excellent performance certainly didn’t. The team of Brian Gregan, Brian Murphy, Thomas

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