Paul Pollock

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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(...)

 Ben Reynolds has been invited to this  weekend’s World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Ben Reynolds has been added to the Irish team for this weekend’s World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, the North Down Athletic Club athlete qualif(...)

Shona Heaslip of An Riocht AC on her way to winning the women’s senior cross-country championships  at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Properly testing cross-country conditions seem like a rare thing these days, and yet Shona Heaslip still made light of them in defending her national (...)

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 Fionnuala McCormack will be hoping to regain the European Cross Country title in Chia, Italy, on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Strange how the build-up to Sunday’s European Cross County in Chia, Italy, has been about athletes who possibly shouldn’t be there as much as the athl(...)

Thousands of runners on  Fitzwilliam Street Upper for the start of last year’s Dublin Marathon. The expected figure of 19,500 runners this year is well up on last year’s 13,000 total. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Trouble can come at you from all directions in the Dublin Marathon. Cramp, stitch, or even worse, like a few years ago when a dog ran out in front of(...)

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa makes a gesture after taking the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

No event carries more historical prestige than the Olympic marathon, which is partly why Feyisa Lilesa couldn’t let the moment pass without making som(...)

Ireland’s team for the men’s marathon - Paul Pollock, Kevin Seaward and Mick Clohisey. Photograph: Inpho

1.30pm - Men’s marathon And then there were three. Irleand have just a trio athletes yet to compete at the Olympics - and they get to make their Rio (...)

Rob Heffernan is the first Irish athlete to  be  selected for five consecutive summer Olympic Games after being named among a 17-strong team for Rio. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not the largest ever Irish athletics team being sent to the Olympics but it’s already somewhat historic, Rob Heffernan becoming the first athlet(...)

Paul Pollock’s place at the Rio Olympics is in doubt after the Olympic Council of Ireland withheld his selection. Photograph: Inpho

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has withheld the selection of the three men’s marathon qualifiers for Rio after the controversy which marred last(...)

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