Jason Smyth claimed Ireland’s first gold medal at the IPC Athletics European Championships at Swansea University when he won the T12 100m. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jason Smyth claimed Ireland’s first gold medal at the IPC European Championships in Swansea when he won the 100 metres final at the first time of comp(...)

 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

(...) report in the so-called Olympic cycle it certainly wasn’t a bad string of results, and Irish Athletics(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic’s Christy Fagan jumps with Samuel Oji of Limerick during their Airtricity League Premier Division game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Patrick’s Athletic’s run of home wins to a halt. Striker Rory Gaffney’s clinical finish on 51 minutes(...)

Jason Smyth has been reclassified from T13 to T12 by the International Paralympic Committee due to the deterioration of his eye condition. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Just 24 hours before the start of the Paralympic Athletics European Championships, Derry’s four(...)

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.

Judging by the way Mo Farah won another European 5,000m title he might well have earned a spot on Britain’s 400m relay team, or at least given someon(...)

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.

All distance runners know the rule that without a one-stride lead you cannot cut in front of each other. All distance runners know that rule because i(...)

ATHLETICS BBC 2, 2.30pm-7pm Birmingham IAAF Diamond League meet SOCCER BT Sport 1 from 2.30pm (2(...)

Paul Robinson of Ireland  after finishing fourth in the Men’s 1500m final at the  22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund   in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

It began with Paul Robinson feeling desperately gutted at finishing fourth in his European Championship 1,500 metres final, and was soon followed by (...)

Ireland’s Richard Morrissey, Thomas Barr, Brian Murphy and Brian Gregan  celebrate setting a 4x4oom relay national record and  qualifying for Sunday’s final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Thomas Barr may have missed a place in his hurdles final but he delivered a terrific run over the 400 metres flat to anchor Ireland’s place in the Eur(...)

 Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton finished in 10th position in the marathon in Zurich. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

As debut marathons gme o Fionnuala Britton had good reason to be satisfied with her 10th place finish at the European Championships in Zurich earlier(...)