David Kenny with his gold medal at the U-23 European Championships earlier this month.  Photograph: Jurij Kodrun/Getty Images for European Athletics

Age: 22 Event: 20km walk Club: Farranfore Maine Valley Fresh from winning a silver medal at the European Under-23 Championships in Estonia, Kenny (...)

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(...)

Phil Healy on her way to winning the 200m event during day one of the  Indoor Athletics Championships in Abbotstown. Photograph: Sportsfile

Bandon’s Phil Healy set the track alight with a championship record of 23.16 seconds in the women’s 200m on day one of the National Indoor Championshi(...)

End of the Marty party: Marty Morrissey and Ksenia Zsikhotska were sent packing by the judges. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien/RTÉ

While the the Marty Party got into full swing from the very first show of this season’s Dancing with the Stars, tonight GAA commentator and frequent r(...)

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(...)

 Stephanie Meadow gets her third round underway on Friday. She shot a second round 66 after a disappointing opening dat. Photograph: Getty

12:00pm - Athletics Ireland have three representatives in the 50km race walk, Robert Heffernan, Alex Wright and Brendan Boyce. Heffernan is the most (...)

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(...)

Boxer Michael Conlan is one of  10 athletes featured in the new RTÉ series ’Road to Rio’ that begins on Wednesday night. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Even that old Emerson line about life being a journey, not a destination, has rarely sounded so fresh – and that’s before the end of episode one. Perh(...)

 Rob Heffernan on his way to fourth place in the 50km walk at the 2012 London Olympics. On Thursday he was awarded the broze medal. Photograph: Inpho

Not many athletes find themselves driving to training half an hour after winning an Olympic bronze medal, his two baby daughters in the backseat. Bu(...)

Irish men’s 800metre champion Mark English has a relatively easy opening heat at the IAAF World Athletic Championships. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

(In order of appearance, times Irish) Mark English (UCD AC) – Men’s 800m (heats Saturday, 4:50am) After a rollercoaster summer, emotionally a(...)

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