John Shields

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In Phoenicia and other parts of the ancient world, ancestors of what is today the letter H featured not just one but several bars across the middle, m(...)

Gina Akpe-Moses, Blackrock AC, Co Louth, after winning the European U20 100m Women title  at the European Athletics U20-Championships in Grosseto, Italy. Photograph: Sportsfile

Shairoze Akram clearly remembers the day Mayo footballer Andy Moran visited his primary school in Ballaghaderreen. He liked playing soccer as a boy a(...)

 Ireland’s Patience Jumbo Gula celebrates after winning the bronze medal  in the 100m the European Youth Olympic Festival  in Gyor, Hungary. Photograph:   Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

So, even after all the loose talk, still nothing sparks a sporting debate quicker than the subject of nationality. Only if this week’s lesson is anyth(...)

Announcement of the Irish Team for the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague - Ciara Everard, Declan Murray, Mark English and Dara Kevrick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Twelve Irish athletes, led by 800 metres medal contender Mark English, will contest the European Indoor Championships, which get underway in Prague on(...)

Ireland’s Stephen Colvert has tested positive for EPO and has requested that his ’B’ sample be analysed. Photograph REUTERS/Max Rossi

Athletics Ireland has another doping case on its hands after confirmation this morning that sprinter Steven Colvert has tested positive for EPO.Colver(...)

 Harry Purcell, Castleknock College, Dublin, with the Lar Byrne Cup for Athlete of the Meet at the  Aviva All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. Photo:  Tomás Greally/sportsfile

Track doubles don’t come much harder than the 400/800 metres, and yet Harry Purcell pulled it off in real style – and with some terrific excitement –(...)