Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan and Russia’s Anna Alminova compete in the heats of the women’s 1,500m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009. When Alminova was stripped of the gold medal, McGettigan received the bronze. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She didn’t name any names, nor indeed could she, although Roisin McGettigan is pretty certain other Irish athletes have been denied a place on the med(...)

Silver medallist John Treacy leads bronze medal winner Charlie Spedding of Great Britain during the  Marathon event   at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California during the 1984 Olympics.  Photo:  Tony Duffy/Getty

Not long now until the quiet jubilee of the most magnificently spontaneous sporting commentary in Irish athletics history. That is no exaggeration, be(...)

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan celebrates as he comes home to win gold at the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.  Photograph: Ian MacNicol / Inpho

Once again it’s a case of better late than never as Rob Heffernan becomes the latest Irish athlete in line for a major championship medal due to the (...)

 Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan competing in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase. Photograph:   Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics Ireland have begun seeking the European Indoor bronze medal now due to Roisin McGettigan after Russia’s Anna Alminova became the latest athl(...)