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Hayley Fitzsimons, no ordinary woman

21 year old Hayley Fitzsimons has a condition called achondroplasia which is a form of dwarfism. sportswomen.ie met up with Hayley who lives with her parents and sister who are all of average height in Portlaw, County Waterford. “When growing up, I grew up in a very loving and positive household where my size didn’t matter and I was always ... Read More »

Ireland to send strong team to European Team Championships

Athletics Ireland has selected its strongest team available for the European Athletics Team Championships First League in the Finnish university town of Vaasa on June 23-25. The competition sees twelve nations looking to gain one of the three promotion spots to the European Team Championships Super League in 2019. Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) is one of Ireland’s leading athletes competing in ... Read More »

Thousands take to the streets of Dublin for the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

And they're off #VHIWMM The 35th mini marathon is underway. Good luck everyone!! See you at the finish pic.twitter.com/ImzVwV13hW — VhiWMM (@VhiWMM) June 5, 2017 Ann-Marie McGlynn wins the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in a Time of 00:33:55 Monday 5th June 2017:  Nearly 33,000 women took to the streets of Dublin today to take part in the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini ... Read More »

Top schools talent set to take to Tullamore

It’s that time of year again where Ireland’s best schools’ athletes compete in the much vaunted Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore on Saturday (June 3rd). It’s hyped for a reason. The cream of Irish talent competes and it’s through that pipeline Ireland’s best athletes have travelled. The 122 event programme will be streamed ... Read More »

Thomas Barr & Nicole Drought Launch Team Ireland’s World University Games Campaign

Thomas Barr met Irish Sportswoman of the Year Nicole Drought for some high speed action at Mondello Park recently. Pictured are the pair launching Team Ireland’s involvement in the 2017 World University Games. Whilst at Mondello Park, Barr enjoyed some high speed laps alongside Nicole in her 300bhp Ginetta G50. The Olympian then took the wheel himself, in one of the ... Read More »

Great weekend of athletics

Irish men create history with bronze at European Cup The Irish men created history at the European Race Walking Cup by winning team bronze medals over 20km in Podebrady, Czech Republic today (May 21). Ireland landed bronze behind Spain and Germany who won gold and silver medallists respectively. The race was won by by Germany’s Christopher Limk in 1:19:28. Alex ... Read More »

Abundance of fixtures highlighted by Schools and European Race Walking Cup

The summer season gets into full flow this week with an abundance of fixtures on the calendar. Domestically the schools provincial championships take place with the Irish Life Health Leinster, Munster and Connacht Schools Track and Field Championships, along with the Milk It Ulster Schools. Internationally there is a strong Irish team lead by Robert Heffernan (Togher) for the European ... Read More »

DERVAL O’ROURKE RETURNS TO IRELAND’S FITTEST FAMILY

Ireland’s Fittest Family is back for a fifth series. Irish Olympic hurdler, Derval O’Rourke, is to return to the coaching panel after a two year break. Derval previously appeared in Series 2 of the show in which she coached the Kingstons from Co. Cork to victory. “I’m really excited to be coming back to Ireland’s Fittest Family. The last time ... Read More »

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 »

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