Claire Mooney

11 results

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(...)

Stephen Scullion of Clonliffe Harriers (right) and Michael Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC in action during the men’s 10,000m during day one of the Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It wasn’t unbearably humid, or midnight for that matter, but winning the National 10,000 metres title has further convinced Stephen Scullion to run th(...)

Ciara Mageean has been named in Ireland’s team for the European Indoor Championships. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Three senior championship medal winners - and the currently fourth fastest runner over 400 metres - are among the Irish team of 16 athletes selected f(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean celebrates finishing second in her heat of the women’s 1500m. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It felt every bit as easy as it looked, Ciara Mageean softly nailing her place in the European 1,500 metres final, and keeping it seemed plenty in res(...)

Brendan Boyce after finishing 19th in the 50km racewalk in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Horrendous, traumatic, brutal at the best of times, technically his worst ever”. . . and still Brendan Boyce is taking something positive out of it. (...)

Ciara Mageean is one of Ireland’s main medal hopes at the European Championships in Berlin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Follow that, as Neil Diamond once said backstage to Bob Dylan, the rest of which is better left unsaid. Some acts will always be bettered when followe(...)

North Down AC’s Ben Reynolds winning the  110m hurdles at the National Senior Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Men Leon Reid (Menapians AC) 100m/200m (PB 10.33/20.27) Age: 24 After his 11th-hour transfer from Great Britain to Ireland (his late mother is Belfas(...)

Ireland’s Sarah Healy on her way to winning gold in the 1500m at the European under-18s Athletics Championships. Photo: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

With their championship medals already in the bag Sarah Healy and Sommer Lecky get to enjoy a sort of homecoming at the Morton Games in Santry on Thur(...)

Ciara Mageean: will have learnt a lot from competing at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The difficulty with true championship running is that nothing can replicate it except for true championship running. And no one is more aware of that (...)

Fionnuala McCormack (centre) running in the 10,000m final at the  European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. Photograph: Karen Delvoije/Inpho

They say the only feeling worse than finishing fourth at a major championship is finishing fourth again, and Fionnuala McCormack now knows that feelin(...)

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