Ciara Everard of Ireland competes in the Women’s 800 metres heats during day five of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ciara Everard and Ben Reynolds found the going tough as they were knocked out of their respective heats in the 800m and 110m Hurdles on day 5 of the I(...)

Dublin’s Denis Bastick: “A lot of it is mental. We are a better team. We have been improving the last few years but there is the mental factor in that.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There aren’t many 34-year-old footballers would who confidently declare himself “in the shape of his life”, and for Denis Bastick, that’s not just in (...)

“Eoin, barring something else happens, will be available for selection. There’s no doubt about that, and we have no concerns about Eoin’s participation.”

Brian Cody has “no concerns” over Eoin Larkin’s participation in the All-Ireland hurling final on Sunday week. Larkin sustained a hand injury at train(...)

Dublin manager Jim gavin has described Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea as the “form player in Ireland at the moment”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Jim Gavin describes Aidan O’Shea as “the form player in Ireland at the moment”, he’s not just deftly talking up the opposition. If Dublin are (...)

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates next to Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers as she wins the final of the women’s 100m at the World Championships  in Beijing. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

If perfectly familiar style and consistency are among the last bastions of credibility in athletics right now, then almost everything about day three(...)

Kerry O’Flaherty missed out on place in the steeplechase final at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Inpho

It proved another tough morning for the Irish athletes inside the Brid’s Nest, as the trio of Irish women all fell short of making the World Champions(...)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates winning the final of the men’s 100 metres at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Seven years ago in Beijing, Usain Bolt announced himself as the undisputed fastest man on earth, winning his first major 100 metres gold medal with su(...)

Thomas Barr: finished fourth in his semi-final, clocking 48.71 seconds. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

There was always going to be some element of luck needed for both Mark English and Thomas Barr if they were to make a World Championships final in the(...)

Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt cross the finish line  in Beijing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Never has 100 metres of running added up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Never has 9.79 seconds felt like such an eternity. And even if Usa(...)

Mark English finished fifth in the semi-finals of the 800m at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Inpho

No luck for the Irish on day two of the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, with both Mark English and Thomas Barr missing out on a place in the(...)