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Allianz Ireland Backs Sinead Kane in her Marathon World Record Attempt

Irish Athlete Sinead Kane Aims To Become The First Visually Impaired Athlete To Complete The World Marathon Challenge; 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days Allianz Ireland has officially announced a new partnership with Sinead Kane as she prepares to enter the record books and become the first visually impaired athlete to complete the World Marathon Challenge, a race …

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Phil Healy in flying form

Phil Healy (Bandon) was in flying form over the weekend with two European indoor 60m qualifying standards at the Irish Life Health National Indoor League in Athlone IT. Healy clocked 7.40 seconds in her first 60m just edging up-and-coming star Molly Scott (SLOT) who was second in 7.42. She followed up with an even faster 7.36 to round out a …

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McCormack continues her fine record in Edinburgh

Fionnuala McCormack continued her fine record at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country with a second place finish in Holyrood Park on Saturday. Since 2012 McCormack has chalked up two victories and now five consecutive second place finishes. McCormack split the Turkish duo of Yasemin Can and Meryem Akdag with the latter fading in the closing stages of the 6km race. …

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McDaid to coach Team Europe as McCormack looks to continue fine form

Letterkenny’s Teresa McDaid received her latest honour by being selected to be a part of the European Athletics coaching staff at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in Holyrood Park this Saturday (January 7) where Fionnuala McCormack will be bidding for glory. Teresa McDaid has been part of Irish coaching set-ups for well over a decade and was recognised as Athletics …

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sportswomen.ie Irish Sportswoman of the Year 2016

If you would like to vote for sportswomen.ie Irish Sportswoman of the Year 2016 please vote here, it will take you less than 10 seconds. Voting will close Monday 19th December 2016 at 8.30am.  Our winner in 2015 was Olympian and swimmer, Fiona Doyle. Share This:

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Christmas Present Ideas

Here are a few ideas for some sporting presents for you and yours this Christmas. Click on the images to buy and for more information. BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS     Share This:

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McCormack and O’Leary gallant as Ireland give their all in Italy

Irish women 6th in the team race #chia2016 pic.twitter.com/t6v1nSET9c — Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) December 11, 2016 Ireland deliver four top 10 team finishes at European Cross Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) was a fighting fifth on her record 14th appearance at the European Cross Country Championships in Chia, Italy on Sunday (December 11). McCormack was understandably left frustrated as she was bidding …

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Blockbuster weekend highlighted by European Cross

There is an action-packed weekend of athletics ahead highlighted by the European Cross Country Championships in Chia, Italy on Sunday (December 11). The International Schools’ Combined Events will be hosted in Ireland for the first time in Athlone IT on Saturday (December 10) while the Irish Life Health National Novice and Uneven Age Cross Country Championships will take place on …

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World Marathon 777 for Blind Runner Sinead Kane

The Challenge The 2017 World Marathon Challenge is a logistical and physical challenge to run 7 Marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Competitors must run the standard 42.195 km Marathon distance in Antarctica, South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia within 168 hours, or 7 days.  The event also encompasses an individual competition, with male and female …

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Kona, Tales from the Big Island and Beyond

On Thursday night 8th December, the Salthill Hotel in Galway will play host to an evening of sporting inspiration and entertainment with some of Ireland’s top triathletes giving an insight into their training, racing and performance on the road to the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii, Kona. The World Championship held in the beautiful island of Kona Hawaii is the holy …

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