Brendan Boyce

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 Faith Kipyegon of Kenya goes past Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands on her way to winning gold in the women’s 1,500m final  at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

No harm in trying, as mad as it was, Sifan Hassan denied an unprecedented distance running treble at the second last step and only after she helped ma(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Boyce competing in the men’s 50k race walk. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics: Brendan Boyce secures a top 10 finish in the 50km walk. Fionnuala McCormack and Aoife Cooke are in action in the women’s marathon tonigh(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Anne Harrington celebrates after winning against Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee in the women’s light (57-60kg) semi-final. Photograph: Getty Images

Boxing: Kellie Harrington guarantees herself at least silver with lightweight semi-final win (click here to read full report) against Sudaporn Sees(...)

Mark English booked his Tokyo berth a matter of hours before Tuesday’s midnight deadline. File photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Imagine waking up in the morning to discover you’ve qualified for the Olympics, then having to double check to make sure the dream is indeed the reali(...)

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(...)

A ‘do not enter’ sign hangs on a fence outside the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg

There are several countdown clocks situated at select locations around Tokyo which at this current time of writing read 186 days, 20 hours and 35 minu(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Phil Healy winning the women’s 200m final at the national track & field championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The problem with being Ireland’s fastest woman is that every time you race against Irish opposition you are expected to win. It’s not easy, and Phil H(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Boyce celebrates finishing sixth in the 2019 World Cup in Doha. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Not many athletes can describe a lockdown in a time of a global pandemic as perfectly mimicking their normal training routine: seeing only the people (...)

 Lasha Guruli (blue) of Georgia punches Gabil Mamedov (red) of Russia during the men’s lightweight (63kg) preliminary round bout on day two of the European Boxing Olympic qualifying event at the Copper Box Arena in London. Photograph: James Chance/Getty Images

Whatever about the sense and especially the risk of the European Olympic boxing qualifiers happening in London over the coming nine days there is incr(...)

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