Marcus Lawler

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Rob Kearney has returned to playing GAA in recent weeks. Photo: Inpho

Rob Kearney’s return to Gaelic football with Cooley Kickhams has generated headlines. Before he became a rugby superstar, Kearney was a classy footbal(...)

  Leon Reid celebrates qualifying for the final at the 2018 European Athletics Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 26 Event: 200m Club: Menapians AC Reclaimed the 200m national title in impressive fashion in June, clocking 20.79 to defeat Mark Smyth (20.9(...)

Mark English booked his Tokyo berth a matter of hours before Tuesday’s midnight deadline. File photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Imagine waking up in the morning to discover you’ve qualified for the Olympics, then having to double check to make sure the dream is indeed the reali(...)

Ireland’s Mark English will compete at his second Olympic Games in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Closing time, and in the last round of orders for Tokyo Olympic qualification several more Irish athletes got their shout in just in the nick of time (...)

Phil Healy pips Rhasidat Adeleke to victory in the 200m at Morton Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Like all classic sprint showdowns they chased for the line and time seemed to slow, even as it was racing away, before the suddenly dawning moment of (...)

Mark English on his way to winning the men’s 800m, ahead of Cian McPhillips at the Athletics Ireland Elite Micro Meet. Photograph: Sportsfile

The plan was for some race experience ahead of next month’s European Indoor Championships in Poland only Mark English came away with a lot more, brea(...)

Phil Healy winning the women’s 200m final at the national track & field championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The problem with being Ireland’s fastest woman is that every time you race against Irish opposition you are expected to win. It’s not easy, and Phil H(...)

 Henrik  Jakob and Filip Ingebrigsten are expected to run for Norway on their home track at Sandnes  in the European Athletics Team Championships. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It may be a little unfair to bill it as Team Ireland versus Team Ingebrigtsen, only one at least partly stands in the way of the other in the quest to(...)

Stephen Scullion of Clonliffe Harriers (right) and Michael Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC in action during the men’s 10,000m during day one of the Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It wasn’t unbearably humid, or midnight for that matter, but winning the National 10,000 metres title has further convinced Stephen Scullion to run th(...)

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(...)

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