Christopher O’Donnell, Shartene Mawdsley, Thomas Barr and Phil Healy of Ireland after the 4x400 Metres Relay Mixed at the World Athletics Relays Silesia21. Photo: PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images

Medals or no medals – and unfortunately no, despite some congratulatory messages it wasn’t a championship event – the 2021 World Athletics Relays in S(...)

Ireland’s Sean Tobin running in the men’s 3000m final at the European Indoor Championships. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a no more moderate or precise assessment of championship performance than when the end sum of the medal hopes and expectations adds up to zer(...)

Gold medalist Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway celebrates following his victory in the Men’s 1,500 metres final at the European Athletics Indoor Championships at Arena Torun  in Torun, Poland. He was disqualified and then reinstated as the winner. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for European Athletics

Just when it seemed like there was simply no disputing the absolute dominance of Jakob Ingebrigtsen in winning the 1,500 metres at the European Indoor(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Coscoran during the men’s 1500m heats at the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Photograph: Inpho

Some superb race execution and near faultless tactics has seen both Andrew Coscoran and Paul Robinson into the 1,500 metres final after the opening se(...)

A view of the athletics arena in Torun, Poland  ahead of the start of the European Athletics Indoor Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With two original selections not making it as far as their start line, for the remaining team of Irish athletes the often tricky and sometimes treache(...)

 Leon Reid of Menapians AC, Wexford, centre, on his way to winning the Men’s 60m ahead of, Joseph Ojewumi of Tallaght AC, left, and Dean Adams of Ballymena & Antrim AC, right, during day two of the Irish Life Health Elite Athlete Indoor Micro Meet at Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Just when Leon Reid thinks he’s already seen and heard it all he gets another reminder some people will always judge him by the colour of his skin or (...)

 Mark English edges Cian McPhillips at the Elite Micro Meet in Abbotstown on Saturday. Photograph: Sportsfile

According to their detailed qualifying criteria, Athletics Ireland selected a 24-strong team for next month’s European Indoor Championships based chie(...)

Ciara Mageean competes in the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish athletes will get at least once chance to compete at home in order to seek a qualification standard for next month’s European Indoor Championshi(...)

Feidhlim Kelly in action during the 2010 National championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish athletics coach Feidhlim Kelly has encouraged the governing body of the sport to show some “imagination and invention” when restoring elite comp(...)

Paul Robinson, left, crosses the finish line to win the Men’s 1,500m, just ahead of Sean Tobin,  during Day Two of the Irish Life Health National Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The evening breeze wasn’t ideal and the lack of spectators obviously not either, and still Paul Robinson and Sean Tobin produced a properly thrilling (...)

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