Mark English

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Ireland athletics manager Patsy McGonagle has stepped down from his position. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Patsy McGonagle has confirmed he is stepping down as manager of the Irish Athletics team, completing a 25-year stint which first began at the World Ju(...)

Usain Bolt  during a training session ahead of the World Athletics Championships in London 2017. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

So what’s the exact lowdown? The 16th World Athletics Championships, over 10 days, starting this Friday evening until Sunday week, back inside the Lo(...)

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(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan: “There have been many news reporters wanting to speak to me and I have not spoken to anyone because, until the investigations [on the Rio ticketing controversy] have run their course, I won’t know any more than what’s being written in the papers, or else spoken through the news.”  Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Sometimes the hardest thing about the Olympics isn’t just the taking part or the winning but the letting go. And not just for the athletes. They just (...)

The Irish Olympic team arrived back in to Dublin airport on Wednesday from Rio. Boxers Paddy Barnes (far right) and Michael Conlon. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

An unrepentant Michael Conlan defended his expletive-laden outburst following his controversial Olympic boxing defeat as Team Ireland arrived home on (...)

 A spectator sits among empty seats during athletics events in Rio. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

To get from Olympic Park to the Olympic Stadium, you first stand in line for a bus, wait about 20 minutes for it to arrive or else fill up, then sit (...)

Ireland’s Lizzie Lee, Fionnuala McCormack and Briege Connolly after competing in the women’s marathon. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Even for a city famous for its street carnivals this was wild and beautiful, and in the end turned into a parade of women in various states of agony a(...)

Ireland’s Mark English after finishing fifth in the third semi-final of the men’s 800m. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

No regrets, no disappointment, and no envy, only an acceptance on the night that Mark English didn’t quite have the legs to make an Olympic final. Gi(...)

 Mark English competes in the 800 metres heats. Photo: David Gray/Reuters

So much for the nerves, the long wait, and the lost time, because Mark English ran one of the most perfectly smooth and composed races of his young ca(...)

Ireland’s Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch are going for gold in Rio.

12.52pm - Golf After a round of level par 71 yesterday, Seamus Power kicks off the Irish action today alongside SSP Chawrasia and Lin Weng-tang. Ju(...)

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