Aaron Sexton

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Ireland’s Sarah Healy during this week’s European Under-20 Championships in Borås, Sweden. Photograph: Inpho

After running boldly and bravely from the front when no one else would Sarah Healy wrapped up another medal for Irish athletics by winning the 1,500 m(...)

 Aaron Sexton was run out of the medals in the  200m final. Photograph:  Maja Hitij/Getty Images for European Athletics

Proof perhaps why it’s such a rare thing for Ireland to deliver a European sprint medal at any level, as gold medal favourite Aaron Sexton found himse(...)

  Kate O’Connor competes in the long jump during the Heptathlon in  Sweden. Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images for European Athletics

One small step for Irish athletics, one giant leap for Kate O’Connor, who in winning the heptathlon silver medal at the European Under-20 Athletics Ch(...)

 Aaron Sexton of Bangor Grammar School on his way to winning the  200m during the Irish Life Health All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Part of the fun in watching the annual showcase of pure athletics talent that is the Irish Schools Track and Field Championships is the guessing and t(...)

Aaron Sexton set a new personal best in the 100m, running 10.49 at the Ulster Schools Championships. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of Ulster rugby’s most exiting gains of recent years may ultimately prove a major loss to Irish athletics, but Aaron Sexton is still tearing up th(...)

Ulster’s Marcus Rea tackles Gerbrandt Grobler of Gloucester. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

Ulster 17 Gloucester 29 Even though the result went against them, there was still some feel good factor for Ulster as they ramp-up preparations for w(...)

Aaron Sexton scoring a try for Ireland under-18 clubs and schools against an England counties team  in Ashbourne in April 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He is still only 17 but rugby’s gain could be a loss to Irish athletics. While the Irish athletics team celebrated in Berlin following a bronze medal (...)

 Sophie O’Sullivan is presented with a medal from her mother Sonia at the Cork City Sports last year. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Sophie O’Sullivan, daughter of Olympic silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan, will make her international debut in an Irish vest over 800 metres at the Eu(...)

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(...)