Jerry Kiernan

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Davy Russell: most people’s favourite for leading jockey prize. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Michael Duignan All-Ireland winner and hurling pundit Michael Duignan What wins the Champion Hurdle? Buveur D’Air has been treated wi(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan on his way to winning gold in the Pommel Horse at the  European Championships at the SSE Hydro   in Glasgow. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP

There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about Johnny-come-lately bandwagoners attaching themselves like limpets to sports they never once showed any(...)

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 Ciara Mageean is aiming for titles and new records. Photograph: Inpho

Ciara Mageean will bypass the European Team Championships in Finland later this month to focus on her preparations for the World Championships in Lond(...)

Willie Penrose (Labour TD) Bet Of Meeting Yorkhill in the JLT is my banker. He comes to himself at this time of year with a bit of good ground. Lay(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean had to drop out of the 1,500m final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade. Photo: Inpho

The problem with one athlete carrying the medal hopes of a nation is that if it’s not delivered then everyone feels let down. The problem for Ciara Ma(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean after dropping out of the 1,500m final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships. Photo: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

They say anything can happen in a championship final, although not finishing wasn’t what Ciara Mageean had in mind in Belgrade tonight, the Irish woma(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean on her way to finishing fourth in her heat and qualifying for the European Indoor 1,500m final . Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

The relief was obvious – in every sense – as Ciara Mageean knew full well how properly sickening it would have been had she not qualified. She hadn’t (...)

Ciara Mageean at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/ ©Inpho

CASE STUDY: CIARA MAGEEAN, RUNNER Identity matters. People have neither time nor appetite for complexity so they use shorthand and the world keeps sp(...)

 Team Turkey: It’s only been a couple of years since 46 of Turkey’s international athletes were added to the IAAF’s banned list, for assorted transgressions, including doping. Photograph:  Tullio M Puglia/Getty Images for European Athletics

As the morning wore on, Jerry Kiernan sounded like a man who’d wished he’d stayed in bed. “Between the Turks with their three Kenyans and Spain with t(...)

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