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 Mark English said he was ‘thrilled’ and ‘relieved’ after receiving an eleventh hour invite to the World Athletics Championships. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An eleventh-hour invite – or seven-day advance notice – will see Mark English in Doha for the start of the World Athletics Championships this Friday,(...)

Annalise Murphy has lost her direct international carding scheme funding of €40,000 and will now be dunded through the Irish Sailing Association  . Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A year and a half before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Rio Olympic silver-medal winning sailor  Annalise Murphy has lost her direct funding from Sport(...)

North Down AC’s Ben Reynolds winning the  110m hurdles at the National Senior Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Men Leon Reid (Menapians AC) 100m/200m (PB 10.33/20.27) Age: 24 After his 11th-hour transfer from Great Britain to Ireland (his late mother is Belfas(...)

Two cases of norovirus have been identified after an outbreak of illness at one of the official London 2017 World Championships hotels. Photograph: PA

Irish Athletics team manager Patsy McGonagle has requested those athletes yet to compete in London are accommodated at a different hotel to that curre(...)

Usain Bolt  during a training session ahead of the World Athletics Championships in London 2017. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

So what’s the exact lowdown? The 16th World Athletics Championships, over 10 days, starting this Friday evening until Sunday week, back inside the Lo(...)

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan (L) finished sixth in the 50km walk in Rio. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan has been moved up to fifth place in the 50km race walk, after he originally came home sixth on a sweltering day Rio. Hefferna(...)

 Stephanie Meadow gets her third round underway on Friday. She shot a second round 66 after a disappointing opening dat. Photograph: Getty

12:00pm - Athletics Ireland have three representatives in the 50km race walk, Robert Heffernan, Alex Wright and Brendan Boyce. Heffernan is the most (...)

Ireland’s Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch are going for gold in Rio.

12.52pm - Golf After a round of level par 71 yesterday, Seamus Power kicks off the Irish action today alongside SSP Chawrasia and Lin Weng-tang. Ju(...)

Ireland have their first two serious medal chances in the rowing finals on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

12.52pm - Golf After a round of level par 71 yesterday, Seamus Power kicks off the Irish action today alongside SSP Chawrasia and Lin Weng-tang. Ju(...)

Rob Heffernan is the first Irish athlete to  be  selected for five consecutive summer Olympic Games after being named among a 17-strong team for Rio. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not the largest ever Irish athletics team being sent to the Olympics but it’s already somewhat historic, Rob Heffernan becoming the first athlet(...)

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