Sarah Healy broke Ciara Mageean’s 1,500m record in Tullamore on Sunday. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The fastest schoolboy in Irish athletics history, and the breaking of a record that appeared carved in stone. Aaron Sexton and Sarah Healy were the he(...)

Shona Heaslip of An Riocht AC on her way to winning the women’s senior cross-country championships  at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Properly testing cross-country conditions seem like a rare thing these days, and yet Shona Heaslip still made light of them in defending her national (...)