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 Fionnuala Britton, Kilcoole AC, Co. Wicklow, on her way to winning the Senior Women’s 8000m race at the GloHealth Inter County  Cross Country Championships at Dundalk Institute of Technology,  Co. Louth. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile

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The Qatar Sports Club field in Doha staged the IAAF Diamond League in May 2011. Photograph: Getty.

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The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 20, 2014, 09:15

Doha’s successful bid to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring announced the winners of the National Volunteers in Sport Awards at an awards ceremony in the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Pictured at the announcement are award-winners: (from left) Danielle Keane, Community Administrator Award, Laois, Seán Naughton, Lifetime Achievement Award, Tipperary, Peggy Mason, Special Recognition Award, Dublin, Paddy Christie, Youth Manager Award, Dublin, Patrick Akpoveta, Youth Coach Award, Dublin, Minister of State  Michael Ring, Ernie Deacy, Sporting Official Award, Dublin, Tony Cummins, Adult Coach Award, Waterford, Mary Sharp, National Administrator Award, Dublin, Shane Carolan, Disabilities Sport Volunteer Award, and Tony Hehir, Adult Manager Award, Limerick. Volunteers in Sports Awards 2014, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

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Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden at Griffith College. Photograph: Conor McCabe

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Campbell was the first athlete to win  a national 800m/1,500m double  since Eamonn Coghlan in 1981. Photograph: Allsport /Allsport

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Maria McCambridge crosses the line in second place in the women’s race at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2014. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Athletics Ireland, the sportswoman of the month is finding a new lease of life, and a belief that the best(...)