Phil Healy

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The Irish men’s 4 x 400m relay time wait nervously for confirmation of their time after finishing fourth in heat one at the European Athletic Championships at the Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam. Photograph: Karel Delvoije/Inpho

So the Olympic dream is still alive, just about, with the Irish men’s 4 x 400 metres relay team giving themselves one last shot at qualifying for Rio (...)

Phil Healy of UCC in action at the Irish Universities Athletic Association Track & Field Championships 2016 at Morton Stadium in Santry. A video of her performance in the anchor leg of the 4x400m has gone viral around the world. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile.

It’s the one sporting video it seems people can’t stop viewing, and not just for the performance of Phil Healy. Because to put it in its full and prop(...)

Ciara Neville of Castletroy College, Co Limerick, wins the Girls 100 metre intermediate final at the Irish Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. Photograph: Sportsfile.

  The wind hurled derision at some of the record attempts and still the rewards came in magnificent ways at the annual showcase of rising (...)

Ireland’s Richard Morrissey, Thomas Barr, Brian Murphy and Brian Gregan  celebrate setting a 4x4oom relay national record and  qualifying for Sunday’s final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Thomas Barr may have missed a place in his hurdles final but he delivered a terrific run over the 400 metres flat to anchor Ireland’s place in the Eur(...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr on his way to qualifying from his heat of the men’s 400m hurdles during day one of the  European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As an exercise in clearing the first hurdle – or 10 of them, to be exact – Thomas Barr got it perfectly right inside the Letzigrund Stadium this morni(...)

Ciarán Ó Lionáird (centre) will be joined by  Paul Robinson and John Travers in the 1,500 metres at the European Championships next month. Photograph: Inpho

A team of 30 Irish athletes with at least three medal favourites have been selected for the European Athletics Championships, which take place in Zuri(...)

Marcus Lawler, CBS Carlow, celebrates winning the boy’s senior 200m event and setting a new Irish national record of 20.87 seconds at the Aviva Irish Schools Track and Field Championships in  Tullamore. Photograph:  Pat Murphy/ Sportsfile

The fastest Irish schoolboy of all time. The fastest schoolgirl too. One of the most impressive 800 metres ever run on Irish soil, and another classic(...)

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