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SSE AIRTRICITY MARATHON UNVEILS 1916-2016 COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL

2FM’s Breakfast Republic host Keith Walsh, Olympic Marathon qualifiers Lizzie Lee and Mick Clohisey alongside Paralympic qualifier and 2015 wheelchair race winner, Patrick Monahan launched the 2016 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and Race Series at Kilmainham Gaol. As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme the 2016 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will present all finishers with a special commemorative medal. …

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Rose-Anne Galligan and Christine McMahon impress

Rose-Anne Galligan and Christine McMahon were in impressive form over the weekend hitting European standards over 800m and 400m hurdles respectively. Galligan (Newbridge) posted 2:02.35 for third in section two of the women’s 800m at the Payton Jordan Invitational in California for a European B standard and .85 seconds outside the Olympic qualifying time (2:01.5). The European Athletics Championships take …

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Irish Athletes Perform Well Stateside

Collins wins 10,000m and Cleirigh Buttner anchors Villanova to Penn Relay glory Sarah Collins (Providence/Finn Valley) won the 10,000m in 34:03.07 at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Thursday while Siofra Cleirigh Buttner anchored Villanova to 4x1500m relay glory with an excellent last leg on Friday. Cleirigh Buttner (DSD) got the baton trailing Georgetown by 6.2, Oregon by 4.3 and …

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Georgina Drumm elected as new President of Athletics Ireland

By Athletics Ireland Georgina Drumm was elected as the new President of Athletics Ireland at the 2016 Congress in the Tullamore Court Hotel Saturday. Drumm was the outgoing Chair of the Competition Committee and won a vote against Ray Flynn by 171 votes to 23. “I’m delighted to be elected as the new President,” said the Louth woman who took …

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Runners take to the streets of Dublin and London

by Athletics Ireland Thousands of runners took to the streets of Dublin On Sunday for the Dublin Remembers 1916 5k Run. There was a carnival atmosphere at Mountjoy Square where over 4,000 runners took to the roads of Dublin at 8am. A sea of blue meandered through the heart of the city with the majority of the participants bedecked in …

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Tori Peña, Irish Pole Vaulter

Tori Peña is a Californian, a pole vaulter and hopes to compete for Ireland at the Rio Olympics. Reaching the qualification height of 4.50m last season, Tori is hopeful in making the Irish team but still has to wait for official selection. 28 year old Tori comes from a long line of very strong women and on both sides of …

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Fit4Class Primary Schools Pilot Programme Off To A Great Start

Fit4Class is Athletics Ireland’s new 10 week programme that introduces primary school children from junior infants to fourth class to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment. It focuses on the use of games to develop fitness whilst enhancing agility, balance and co-ordination, all fundamental to longer term physical athletic development. Fit4Class rewards students for participating and having fun. …

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Healy’s remarkable relay run making the headlines

by Athletics Ireland Phil Healy has been making the national headlines ever since her heroic relay run at the University Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium last Saturday (April 16). The 21-year-old Bandon AC athlete, representing her University UCC, produced the best finish you’re ever likely to see when she came from literally nowhere to anchor victory in the …

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What a finish at IUAA 4 x 400m Relay Final

Source:nTrai IUAA Womens 4 x 400m Relay Final, UCC come from the “depths of hell” to win the 4x400m relay with a blistering last lap from Phil Healy. Share This:

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