Nina Carberry celebrates as she comes into the winner’s enclosure on On The Fringe after winning the Foxhunter Chase on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

That she was nigh on an afterthought in the coverage of the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham last month, despite actually winning the race, wasn’t just (...)

Marcus Lawler, who took the men’s 200m title at the National Senior Indoor Championships in Athlone on Sunday. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

A stadium record for Marcus Lawler provided a suitable climax to the National Indoor Championships in Athlone, the Carlow sprinter clocking 20.96 se(...)

Mick Clohisey finished 10th in the Seville Marathon, his time of 2:15:10 making him the second-fastest Irish qualifier to date for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph:  Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

So the plot thickens on Ireland’s Rio Olympic marathon qualifiers, with Mick Clohisey improving his chances of selection by running 2:15:10 when finis(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean already has an Olympic qualifying time in the bag. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As opening races go, Ciara Mageean couldn’t be feeling more satisfied, running an Irish record and World Indoor qualifying time over 1,500m at the Ka(...)

Kelly Proper on her way to winning the women’s 200m final at the National Senior Indoor Championships at the Athlone International Arena. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

IAN O’RIORDAN Only a medical student could talk about recruiting as many fast twitch muscle fibres as possible in such exact terms. For Mark English (...)

Ireland’s Paul Robinson has already ran inside the qualifying time of 3:39.30 for the 1,500m in European Championships but is not yet assured of qualificiation. Photograph: Inpho.

Just when it seemed Athletics Ireland had it nice and straightforward ahead of next month’s European Championships in Zurich, things suddenly turned a(...)

Britain’s loss is set to become Ireland’s gain – on the double. Mary McLachlan, who has been a successful coach in the British system, has joined the (...)