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Walks and marathon selections for World Championships in London

Heffernan to lead endurance squad in London Athletics Ireland is delighted to announce initial selections for the race walk and marathon for the World Athletics Championships in London in August. Robert Heffernan (Togher) will lead a strong team of 50km race walkers alongside Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny) and Alex Wright (Leevale). There is a full complement of men in the marathon ... Read More »

Queens University win National Road Relays

Hehir excels in London; Queen’s and Raheny trump Road relays Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham) was the leading Irish finisher at the London Marathon this morning in 2:16:18 while Queen’s University women and Raheny Shamrock men won the Irish Life Health National Road Relays in Raheny (April 23). Hehir, from Clare, came through strongly to run a qualifying time for the World ... Read More »

National Road Relays

The Irish Life Health National Road Relays highlight the domestic week ahead in Raheny on Sunday (April 23). Raheny Shamrock’s men and Leevale’s women will be out to defend their team titles but will face stiff competition from Ireland’s leading clubs. Raheny Shamrock will have to make do without Mick Clohisey who runs in the Virgin Money London Marathon on ... Read More »

How it should be for all teams

We received a press release with regards to a boys underage rugby team, here is their backroom staff Head Coach Team Manager Assistant Coach Scrum Coach S&C Coach Baggage Master Team Analyst Team Doctor Team Physio Team Nutritionist Team Services In an ideal world this is what all teams should have. This level of backup is down to money and ... Read More »

Christie and O’Flaherty crowned national champions

  Mark Christie (Mullingar Harriers) provided the home cheer by winning the national 10k title in 29:30 and overall victory at the Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park on Sunday (April 9th). Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) was a late withdrawal overnight due to a lingering injury which left England’s Gemma Steel in to take overall victory in the women’s race ... Read More »

Emma Coffey, One to Watch

Emma Coffey of Carraig na bhFear AC was one of the stars of the Indoor Athletic All Ireland weekend in Athlone in late March with a masterful performance to take the under 17 title and go on to set a new national record not once but three times. In doing so she moved the mark from 3 meters to 3:25 ... Read More »

A-plus for Adeleke

One to watch: Rhasidat Adeleke wins U16 girls 200m in 24.46 – a championship best following up on 60m CBP last week of 7.55 @SportsfileSam — Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) April 1, 2017 Tallaght’s Rhasidat Adeleke delivered another sprinting masterclass to win the U16 girls 200m in a championship best performance (CBP) of 24.46 on day 3 of the Irish ... Read More »

Sprint stars light up Athlone

There was a great weekend of action in Athlone for the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships with plenty of rough diamonds on show – particularly in the sprints. Meanwhile in Margram Park, Bantry’s Darragh McElhinney reaffirmed his rising star status as he left his rivals in his wake to win the SIAB Schools Cross Country International in Port Talbot, ... Read More »

Athletics Week Ahead March 20th-26th

The World Masters Indoors Championships are currently taking place in Daegu, South Korea while the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships highlights this week’s domestic fixtures in Athlone. The SIAB Schools Cross Country International takes place in Port Talbot, Wales on Saturday along with day one of the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships. Day Two takes place ... Read More »


The Mall, Cork – 14th June 2017 Belfast City Airport – 22nd June 2017 Dublin Docklands – 6th September 2017 Business advisors Grant Thornton, Athletics Ireland and Athletics Northern Ireland have today announced the dates for the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge series for 2017. The locations and dates are The Mall, Cork on Wednesday 14th June, Belfast City ... Read More »


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