Ciara Mageean

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Meath ripped up the playbook in defeating four-time champions Dublin in their first ever senior All-Ireland campaign. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

Ciara Mageean at the launch of this year’s Goal Mile, to help communities suffering from the impact of crises, poverty and climate change. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Frustrating. Rough. Torturous. Crushing. Bitterly disappointing. As Irish sport closes out 2021 celebrating the many highs for women on the sporting s(...)

The Ireland team celebrate with the EuroHockey trophy in October after winning the tournament and qualifying for the World Cup. Photograph: ©INPHO/Giuseppe Fama

So what’s next? Sport is merciless in its propulsion. Regardless of what was achieved in 2021, the next 12 months of the diary are sitting there, wait(...)

Norway’s Jakob Ingerbrigtsen celebrates winning the men’s senior title. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There are some artists among distance runners who can feign their effort to make things appear easier than they actually are. Jakob Ingebrigtsen is no(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack crossing the finish line in the Women’s Marathon at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on August 8th. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Such is the unquestionable service and unfailing commitment and consistency of Fionnuala McCormack when it comes to the European Cross-Country that it(...)

UCD’s Darragh McElhinney: he is already an underage medal winner on the European stage. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

We gathered at Santry Demesne from the early morn, and over the course of the long day watched one medal chance slip away after the other until all ho(...)

Róisín Flanagan, Michelle Finn and Sarah Healy during the Irish Life Health National Cross-Country championships at Santry Demesne in Dublin on Sunday.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

A cool, crisp and sunny day – you couldn’t ask for better conditions for a cross-country race, and that’s exactly how it was at Santry Demesne last Su(...)

Feidhlim Kelly:  ‘There’s no clear pathway or plan here. It’s all too ad hoc. It’s a common trend of the last few years, a lack of someone to help pull everyone together.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Four weeks before the European Cross-Country Championships return to home ground for only the second time, Irish athletics coach Feidhlim Kelly has ca(...)

Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan and Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain in the  European Cross-Country Championships at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland, in December  2003. Photograph:   Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

After 12 years, and for only the second time, the European Cross-Country Championships are coming back to home ground. This may not be the biggest spo(...)

Abbotstown will host the European Cross-Country Championships on December 12th. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Somewhat forgotten but certainly not gone, Dublin will host the European Cross-Country Championships on December 12th, one year later than originally (...)

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