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Two Gyms, Three Swims and a Whole lot of Miles

Lizzie Lee is a very happy woman. Running the Berlin marathon in 2:32:51 has given her a great chance of selection for the Olympics, although officially that selection will not happen until May next year. Lizzie will be looking on as Fionnuala McCormack (nee Britton) runs in Chicago this weekend and Maria McCambridge in Frankfurt in October. Breege Connolly who …

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McCormack set for marathon challenge in Chicago

Watch David Gillick interview Fionnuala on Athletics Ireland TV by Athletics Ireland Fionnuala McCormack (née Britton) is looking forward to a new challenge at the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 11th, as she targets qualification for the Olympic Games next summer. The two-time European Cross Country champion will forgo racing the cross country circuit for the first time to focus …

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September Highlights @sportswomen.ie

Cork did the double winning the camogie and football All Ireland Senior Championships. Waterford won the double in the Intermediate and Laois won the Premier Junior in Camogie while Louth took no prisoners in the Junior Football Final. The TG4 All Ireland Senior Football final also drew a crowd of over 31,000 making it the largest attended women’s sports event in Europe this year. The World Rowing Championships came to their conclusion with Irish …

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There’s Just No Stopping Marathon Runner Cecilia Deehan

by Emma Ryan Cecilia Deehan is not your average 60 year old woman. Deehan ignited her love for running in 2012 and has since completed five full marathons and 23 half marathons. Deehan started training in 2012 when she enrolled for the 2013 Walled City Marathon, Derry. The Walled City Marathon has no walking section and Deehan joined BOLT running …

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#TMT Derek Redmond

In the 1992 Olympics Derek Redmond crossed the finish line despite personal injury through a strong conviction that Olympic athletes don’t quit. Also see a recent interview with Derek Redmond by BBC here. Share This:

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Lizzie Lee smashes Olympic qualifying time

Lizzie Lee (Leevale) went to number five on the Irish women’s all-time list with 2:32:51. She smashed the Olympic qualification time with 11 minutes to spare. “I’m absolutely blown out of the park,” said an emotional Lee afterwards who smashed the Olympic standard (2:42:00) and her personal best (2:38:09) from Berlin in 2013. “The last two miles were the hardest …

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Big weekend for Lizzie Lee at Berlin Marathon

Big weekend for Lizzie Lee at Berlin Marathon A host of Irish athletes will have their eyes on Olympic qualification at the Berlin marathon on Sunday morning. 40,000 runners will line up at the world’s fastest marathon in Berlin’s Tiergarten for the 41st edition of the event with Lizzie Lee (Leevale) the leading Irish female athlete competing. The Olympic standard for …

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Second Wave of New Breed Campaign kicks off

Gillick goes back to his roots to find New Breed Former Irish athletics star David Gillick will return to his alma mater St Benildus College on September 23rd to find the next generation of talent. The double European Indoor champion and Olympian will be back in the school where his athletics journey began as part of the exciting Irish Schools …

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Heartwarming return and celebration for Sonia 5k in Cobh

Sonia O’Sullivan’s journey came full circle at the Sonia 5K in association with Euromedic Ireland. The event organised by Athletics Ireland marked the 20th Anniversary of Irish athletics icon Sonia O’Sullivan’s historic victory in the 5,000 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Gothenburg in 1995. The Sonia 5K gave participants a rare opportunity to join the former World Champion …

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August Highlights @sportswomen.ie

August Highlights 2015 Both the Camogie and Gaelic Football Championship were getting to the business end of things in August. Aisling Reilly became World Handball Champion. There were some great features on golf, triathlon, open-water swimming, personal triumphs and a local project on introducing sport to young girls in Dublin. Rugby’s Sophie Spence was nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year and hockey’s Nikki Symmons was …

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