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Sommer Lecky celebrating her  silver medal performance in the high jump at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.  Photograph: Cathal Dennehy/Twitter

The future of Irish athletics keeps coming on fast – Sommer Lecky adding her name to the suddenly blossoming young stars when winning another silver m(...)

Sommer Lecky secured high jump silver in the World Under-20 Championships on Sunday. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty

Here we go again - Sommer Lecky adding her name to the blossoming future stars of Irish athletics with another brilliant silver medal in the high jump(...)

Patience Jumbo Gula chases home Germany’s Denise Uphoff in the final of the Women’s relay in Finland. Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty

The future of Irish athletics is here and it’s now, the women’s sprint relay team winning a brilliant silver medal at the World Under-20 Championships(...)

 Sarah Healy at Dublin Airport with her gold medals for  the 1,500m and 3,000m events  in  Hungary. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

We probably should all have learnt by now to resist pumping up expectations to lunar levels after one of our young sportspeople excels in their teenag(...)

Teenager Sarah Healy continued her recent brilliant performances on Saturday, the 17-year-old running the fastest women’s youth time over 1,500 metres(...)

Sarah Healy broke Ciara Mageean’s 1,500m record in Tullamore on Sunday. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The fastest schoolboy in Irish athletics history, and the breaking of a record that appeared carved in stone. Aaron Sexton and Sarah Healy were the he(...)

Thomas Barr won the 400m hurdles at the Irish Life Health AAI Games in Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Thomas Barr opened his outdoor season with an easy win in the 400m hurdles at the Irish Life Health AAI Games in Morton Stadium, clocking a casual 51.(...)

Ciaran Mageean congratulates Caster Semenya after the South African won the athletics women’s 1500m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

There is nothing new or mediocre in bowing to the superiority of Caster Semenya. In winning 1,500m gold at the Commonwealth Games – a personal best to(...)

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba  celebrates winning n the Women’s 1500 metres final ahead of Scotland’s Laura Muir during the IAAF Athletics World Indoor Championships at Birmingham. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It’s hard to get greatly excited about a World Indoor Championships where all the Irish interest is over almost as quickly as it begins. Which is a pi(...)

Ciara Mageean on her way to a 7th place finish in her 1,500m heat in Birmingham. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ciara Mageean kept saying Birmingham was just a sort of drive-by on route to the bigger championships later this season, although it probably didn’t h(...)

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