Brian Gregan

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Ciara Mageean ran a personal best in Monaco. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Winning not one but two women’s distance running medals in quick succession has left the Irish athletics celebrating a successful European Under-23 Ch(...)

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(...)

Rob Heffernan was named Athlete of the Year at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards  at the Crowne Plaza hotel  in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Not a vintage year by recent standards, and yet in celebrating 2017, Athletics Ireland did get to toast one of the finest moments of its times – a rec(...)

Ireland’s Brian Gregan on the way to finishing sixth in a  400m semi-final  at the World Athletics Championships in London. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

When Brian Gregan sat back in his blocks inside the Olympic Stadium he may not have seen Wayde van Niekerk two lanes inside him but definitely sensed (...)

Ireland’s Brian Gregan celebrates after finishing third in the heats of the 400m at World Athletics Championships in London. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

For a self-confessed night owl everything about the way Brian Gregan ran his 400m heat inside the Olympic Stadium this morning was perfectly timed – h(...)

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 Ciara Mageean on her way to finishing fourth in her heat and qualifying for the European Indoor 1,500m final . Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

The relief was obvious – in every sense – as Ciara Mageean knew full well how properly sickening it would have been had she not qualified. She hadn’t (...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr comes home in fourth place as USA’s Kerron Clement takes gold in the men’s 400m hurdles at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: David Davies/PA

There has already been so much cruel or else unusually ecstatic about these Olympics from an Irish sense and in keeping with that mood Thomas Barr has(...)

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(...)

The Irish men’s 4 x 400m relay time wait nervously for confirmation of their time after finishing fourth in heat one at the European Athletic Championships at the Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam. Photograph: Karel Delvoije/Inpho

So the Olympic dream is still alive, just about, with the Irish men’s 4 x 400 metres relay team giving themselves one last shot at qualifying for Rio (...)

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