Phil Healy

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Ireland’s Phil Healy on her way to finishing 3rd in her 400m heat the World Indoor Athletic Championships. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Indoor championship running is all about guts and tight margins – as Phil Healy now knows as well as anyone. In her first experience of the World Indo(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls  against Wales   at  the Aviva Stadium in  Dublin. You would  expect there might just be some small report of the match in the Australian papers.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

I was in my local cafe in Melbourne on Monday morning, scanning the papers for a report or even a result of the game. But nothing, not so much as a wo(...)

 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(...)

Phil Healy will be one of the four-strong Ireland team at the World Indoor Championships. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Four athletes, all women, will make up the Irish team for the World Indoor Championships, which take place at the Birmingham Arena the weekend after n(...)

Ciara Mageean: only making a select number of appearances on the indoor circuit, as she prepares for the Commonwealth Games in August. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Ciara Mageean made a brief stop-off on the indoor circuit to finish third in the women’s mile at a jam-packed, star-laden 2018 Millrose Games in New Y(...)

With Ireland and Wales at Twickenham, England are favourites to retain their Six Nations title. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

Unfortunately, we’re getting a little too used to being on the outside looking in when it comes to World Cup years. And after the dastardly Danes put (...)

Rob Heffernan was named Athlete of the Year at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards  at the Crowne Plaza hotel  in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Not a vintage year by recent standards, and yet in celebrating 2017, Athletics Ireland did get to toast one of the finest moments of its times – a rec(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean on her way to finishing fourth in her heat and qualifying for the European Indoor 1,500m final . Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

The relief was obvious – in every sense – as Ciara Mageean knew full well how properly sickening it would have been had she not qualified. She hadn’t (...)

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(...)

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