Eamonn Coghlan

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 Ireland’s Andrew Coscoran in action at this year’s European Athletics Indoor Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 25 Event: 1,500m Club: Star of the Sea AC Raced in five different countries from May in his pursuit of Olympic qualification, rounded off by (...)

Declan Kelly

It took Declan Kelly and Doug Band just a decade to build Teneo into what they could call, with only a little of the PR men’s trademark topspin, “the (...)

John Treacy dips under Steve Ovett to win the 5,000 metres at the Coca-Cola International meeting at Crystal Palace in August 1980. Photograph: Steve Ovett

We were finishing up a little picnic in Luggala on Thursday evening when an old neighbour asked had I ever seen the YouTube clip of John Treacy beatin(...)

“I found myself poring over an 1816 map of the Phoenix Park. Some of the features survive today and will be painfully well known to many runners”.

While trying to explain the features of certain Dublin landscape paintings recently (Irishman’s Dairy, March 17th & 19th), I found myself poring o(...)

 Eamonn Coghlan: among the illustrious list of names on the Donore Harriers Athletic Club’s Waterhouse Shield

Although a revered tradition in Donore Harriers Athletic Club, the Waterhouse Shield event has also been ruining Christmas dinners for as long as anyo(...)

 Ian O’Riordan running with his dad, former Olympic runner Tom O’Riordan, in his early athletics days.

Ask anyone with a fancy degree in these matters what is the single most important factor in becoming joyous with what you do in your life and the answ(...)

Irish running legend and Goal Ambassador, Eamonn Coghlan, and family doing their Christmas Goal Mile in Porterstown, Co Dublin

The traditional Goal mile charity event has been taking place on Christmas Day, but with a different format due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Normally, t(...)

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(...)

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