Andrew Coscoran training in Balbriggan during the lockdown at the end of March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s Dream Mile night, Oslo, and at the bell Ray Flynn is right on the heels of John Walker and Steve Scott, all three running somewhere around world (...)

Marcus O’Sullivan running indoors in 1989. Photograph:   Tim de Frisco/Allsport

In the winter of 1988 I’d just turned 18 years old and had been at Villanova University for about six months. Only I wasn’t running much during that t(...)

Britain’s Chris O’Hare won a second Wanamaker Mile in New York on Saturday night. Photograph:   Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The long Irish tradition at the 113th Millrose Games in New York took another fresh and exciting twist on Saturday night when rising distance running (...)

Thomas Barr of Ireland after finishing in fourth place with a new Irish record of 47.97 during the Men’s 400m hurdles final in the Olympic Stadium, Maracanã, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

It may go down as one of the great near misses in our Olympic history but there was no disputing Thomas Barr the honour of Irish athlete of the year f(...)

Niall Bruton celebrates as he wins the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in 2002.

Where is he now? “Well, Niall, how are you?” he’s asked, as he shows me into the Directors’ Box at Old Trafford. “Well, Niall, hope you e(...)