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 Mark English edges Cian McPhillips at the Elite Micro Meet in Abbotstown on Saturday. Photograph: Sportsfile

According to their detailed qualifying criteria, Athletics Ireland selected a 24-strong team for next month’s European Indoor Championships based chie(...)

Rhasidat Adeleke (centre) in action during the women’s 60-metre final during the Athlone Grand Prix in February. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Normally it would be right around now when we start deciding on our highlights of the sporting year, drawing up a shortlist for the best athletes, and(...)

  Washington Mystics players  each wear white T-shirts with seven bullets on the back protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Photograph: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat it – sports and politics mix. The problem is that sport and whatever politics you’re opposed to does not mix. T(...)

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(...)

 Natalya Coyle  competes in the European  Pentathlon Championships last week in Bath, England. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

The years building up to an Olympics are always fascinating ones. Calculations are being done across the board to discover how many medals one country(...)

Sportswomen of Month winners Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics) and Kate O’Connor (Athletics). Photographs: Sportsfile/Getty Images

When the judges began their chatting about the destination of our Sportswoman of the Month for July award, there was a sizeable sense of déjà vu about(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Ireland’s Mark English after finishing fifth in the semi-finals of the 800m  at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Nearly down but not out! After a classic case of an indoor race where anything can and did go wrong, Mark English found himself tripping over and impe(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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