Eamonn Coghlan

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Kenyan national athletes running through Iten in the Rift Valley. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

As soon as the virus hit, Elish Kelly’s thoughts turned to Iten. No corner of the planet has been left untouched by the virus and in Kenya the governm(...)

Andrew Coscoran training in Balbriggan during the lockdown at the end of March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s Dream Mile night, Oslo, and at the bell Ray Flynn is right on the heels of John Walker and Steve Scott, all three running somewhere around world (...)

Ireland’s world record-breaking quartet on their lap of honour after setting a new time at Belfleld (L-R Frank O’Mara, Marcus O’Sullivan, Ray Flynn and Eamonn Coghlan). Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

The idea was to stage some sort of world record attempt on the grass track and raise a few quid towards the famine in Ethiopia. Truth is John O’Shea h(...)

Marcus O’Sullivan running indoors in 1989. Photograph:   Tim de Frisco/Allsport

In the winter of 1988 I’d just turned 18 years old and had been at Villanova University for about six months. Only I wasn’t running much during that t(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan takes silver behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5,000m at the Sydney Olympic Games. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Before Dundrum became a Town Centre and they paved our paradise we lived just around the corner on Weston Park and every summer transformed the place (...)

A general view of empty seating in the stadium during the Women’s 200 Metres Heats on day four of the IAAF World Championships at The Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Did you see that? They came and were heard with a little more clamour this time, and were duly treated to a World Championship 5,000m for the ages – (...)

Former Kerry footballer Ger Power is one of just six footballers with eight All-Ireland medals.

Ger Power laughs as he recalls the oft-told story about the holiday the Kerry senior football team had planned if they won a fifth successive All-Irel(...)

Jimmy Reardon

Born: October 18th, 1925 Died: June 20th, 2019 “We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – seven simple words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarshi(...)

Jimmy Reardon in 1948: his 400m best of 47.6 would have won him a bronze medal at the 2018 Irish championships, 70 years after he ran it.

“We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – the famous words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarship athlete, Jimmy Reardon, who passed away on Thurs(...)

Irish Olympian John Lawlor, who finished fourth in the Rome games in 1960, has died aged 84. Photograph: Boston University Athletics

The death has taken place of John Lawlor, one of the giants of Irish hammer throwing who finished fourth in the 1960 Olympics in Rome. Aged 84, he als(...)

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