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Paul Robinson, left, crosses the finish line to win the Men’s 1,500m, just ahead of Sean Tobin,  during Day Two of the Irish Life Health National Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The evening breeze wasn’t ideal and the lack of spectators obviously not either, and still Paul Robinson and Sean Tobin produced a properly thrilling (...)

Hiko Tonosa receives his Irish citizenship at a ceremony in Killarney.

The remarkable journey continues. Reigning Irish 5,000m champion Hiko Tonosa can now represent his adopted country with immediate effect after receivi(...)

 The Vaporfly running shoes of Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

The north Dublin suburb of Raheny used to have an ancient holy well. It was called St Anne’s, like the modern-day park there. And it must have been th(...)

Ireland’s Phil Healy competes in the Women’s 400m heats in Glasgow. Photograph: PA

They say every indoor championship race is either an incident or an accident waiting to happen, and for a while at least it felt partly self-inflicted(...)

Mark English winning a sixth national indoor title in the men’s 800m at the  recent National Senior Indoor ChampionshipsChampionships at the  National Indoor Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

You know what every athlete says about making a championship final: anything can happen! For Mark English, what happened the last two times he made a(...)

Ireland’s Sophie Becker with Phil Healy in Glasgow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Both heat and lane draws can often double their weight and value when it comes to indoor championship running, at least in events up to and including (...)

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 her  new 1,500m indoor Irish record of 4:06.78   at the Athlone International Grand Prix. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Delighting the home crowd and herself, Ciara Mageean produced a stunning victory over 1,500m at the Athlone International Grand Prix, scoring an indoo(...)

Sinead Diver set another record in Japan. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty

There is simply no slowing or stopping the record-breaking times of Sinead Diver, the Irish-born runner clocking the fastest ever half-marathon for a (...)

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(...)

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