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Cork’s Phil Healy has broken the Irish women’s 100m record  in Santry

Cork’s Phil Healy has broken the Irish women’s 100m record at a graded meeting in Santry on Wednesday evening. Healy, a world indoor semi-finalist ea(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Phil Healy on her way to finishing 3rd in her 400m heat the World Indoor Athletic Championships. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Indoor championship running is all about guts and tight margins – as Phil Healy now knows as well as anyone. In her first experience of the World Indo(...)

 Ben Reynolds has been invited to this  weekend’s World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Ben Reynolds has been added to the Irish team for this weekend’s World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, the North Down Athletic Club athlete qualif(...)

Phil Healy will be one of the four-strong Ireland team at the World Indoor Championships. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Four athletes, all women, will make up the Irish team for the World Indoor Championships, which take place at the Birmingham Arena the weekend after n(...)

Thomas Barr of Ireland during Thursday’s 400m hurdles semi-final at the European Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty.

No one said it would be easy, and for Thomas Barr it also looked a little too soon, his chance of making the final at the European Championships simp(...)

 Conor Duffy of Glaslough Harriers AC celebrates after winning the Men’s 5000m ahead of Conor Bradley of City of Derry AC Spartans, right,  in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It’s a rare thing for Mark English to punch the air at the finish of any race, only this felt good, very good. In the small step of winning back the 8(...)

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 Mark English finishes fourth in the Men’s 800m semi-finals behind winner Pierre-Ambroise Bosse of France and second placed Artur Kuciapski of Poland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He pumped his fist in the air after just 300 metres, which might seem like a dangerously premature celebration for an 800 metres race. Except this was(...)

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(...)

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