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 Thomas Barr on his way to qualifying from his heat of the men’s 400m hurdles during day one of the  European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As an exercise in clearing the first hurdle – or 10 of them, to be exact – Thomas Barr got it perfectly right inside the Letzigrund Stadium this morni(...)

Ciarán Ó Lionáird (centre) will be joined by  Paul Robinson and John Travers in the 1,500 metres at the European Championships next month. Photograph: Inpho

A team of 30 Irish athletes with at least three medal favourites have been selected for the European Athletics Championships, which take place in Zuri(...)

Ireland’s Kelly Proper in action during the long jump at the Cork City Sports, CIT, last night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/ Inpho

This was a sprint when he’s aiming for more than a full marathon distance longer, although Robert Heffernan was still thrown a little off track in Co(...)

Sarah Lavin: Chasing records.

My old friends at letsrun.com – now the global leaders in running websites – are conducting a “clean or dirty” poll of all current world records. The (...)

Local man Rob Heffernan on his way to winning the 3km walk at the Cork City Sports last night. Photograph: Inpho

Local star Rob Heffernan was billed as the headline act at the 62nd Cork City Sports and he didn’t disappoint, adding another national record to his l(...)

Derval O’Rourke will miss the  European Athletics Team Championships in Santryo with a lung infection. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Derval O’Rourke has failed to shake off a lung infection and has been ruled out of the European Athletics Team Championships 1st League in Santry thi(...)