Mark English is congratulated by friends after winning bronze in the men’s 800 metres final in last week’s European Athletics Championship in Zurich. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Team manager rates Zurich as ‘our best championship’ of his five European athletics finals

The Ireland 4x400m relay team of Richard Morrissey, Mark English, Brian Gregan and Thomas Barr celebrate after setting a new Irish record in Zurich yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Mo Farah sprints to victory in 5,000m to complete another double

Ireland’s Paul Robinson stretches for the line in the 1,500m but is beaten to the Bronze medal by Chris O’Hare of Great Britain. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

While Robinson just missed out on third spot, Lionáird was unable to finish

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan congratulates the winner of the men’s 50k race walk, France’s Yohann Diniz at the  European Athletics Championships at  Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich. Photograph: Inpho

Only when Cork athlete realised 50km walk title was no longer attainable did he decide to give up

Rob Heffernan talks to his wife and coach Marian Heffernan after he dropped out of the Men’s 50k walk at the  European Athletics Championships in  Zurich, Switzerland. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

World champion drops out after 40km as Yohann Diniz sets a new world record and completes a hat-trick of European titles

Rob Heffernan will be going for gold in the final of the men’s 50km walk at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

No reason why Heffernan cannot repeat the gold medal heroics of Moscow last summer

France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad takes his jersey off as he approaches the finish line in the men’s 3’000m steeplechase final of the European Athletics Championships in the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

French man pulls off running vest while clearing final hurdle in 3,000 metres steeplechase

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France takes his vest off as he clears the last jump on his approach to the finish line to claim gold in the men’s 3000 metres Steeplechase final  at the 22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund, Zurich. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

French man pulled off running vest before clearing final hurdle in 3,000 metres steeplechase

Cork captain Patrick Cronin: picked up the injury – a hairline fracture of the fibula – in training unknown to himself before the Munster final. Photograph: James Crombie/ Inpho

Tipperary corner back Michael Cahill not included in starting line-up

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