Rob Heffernan

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More than  8,000 people took part in the Cork City Marathon on Sunday. Photograph: Darragh Kane

A group of runners promoting solidarity with and wellbeing of asylum-seekers living in Direct Provision played a major part in the Cork City Marathon (...)

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn, said Tramore Valley Park park would be the largest park in the city. Photograph: Cork County Council

A 70 hectare (173 acre) park has opened on the site of a former landfill facility in Cork city. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn, said Tramore(...)

Olympian Rob Hefferran with Sanctuary Runner Yolanda Mhene at the Mardyke in Cork photographed during a training session  in preparation for the Cork City Marathon on June 2nd. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Olympic medal winning walker Rob Heffernan has donated some of the running gear he has amassed over the years to people living in the direct provision(...)

Rob Heffernan celebrates winning gold at the IAAF World Athletics Championshops in Moscow on August 14th, 2013. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

He may be used to getting around Leeside and the world on foot but when five times Olympian walker, Rob Heffernan steps out as Grand Marshall for Cork(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea claims the ball during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 1-7 Ye gads. Mayo and the usual hyper-drama. Roscommon hopped over the border and came desperately close to their first league in (...)

Brendan Boyce after finishing 19th in the 50km racewalk in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Horrendous, traumatic, brutal at the best of times, technically his worst ever”. . . and still Brendan Boyce is taking something positive out of it. (...)

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(...)

Rob Heffernan, pictured after crossing the line in the 50km race-walk at the 2017 World Championships, has annouced his retirement. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The writing was already on the wall and now it’s carved in stone, Rob Heffernan retiring from competitive race-walking after almost three decades in t(...)

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Sean O’Callaghan probably never envisaged his ballad extolling all things Cork from harriers to hurlers being used to greet members of the Britis(...)

Runners leave the  starting line of the 2018 Cork City Marathon. Photograph:  Darragh Kane

Residents from Direct Provision centres in Cork were among the 8,500 people who took part in the Cork city marathon which got underway on Patrick Stre(...)

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