Runner Mary Cullen pictured with her son Ellis in their County Sligo home. Photo Brian Farrell/Irish Times

Baby Ellis grins, gurgles and mewls like every other healthy infant but has noticeably long and busy legs for a five month-old. Not surprising given (...)

Ciara Mageean has been named Sportswoman of the Month for February. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

It was way back in the dim and distant past of 2009 that Ciara Mageean won her first Sportswoman of the Month award, so it seems impossible that when (...)

Mick Clohisey finished 10th in the Seville Marathon, his time of 2:15:10 making him the second-fastest Irish qualifier to date for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph:  Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

So the plot thickens on Ireland’s Rio Olympic marathon qualifiers, with Mick Clohisey improving his chances of selection by running 2:15:10 when finis(...)

Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan and Russia’s Anna Alminova compete in the heats of the women’s 1,500m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009. When Alminova was stripped of the gold medal, McGettigan received the bronze. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She didn’t name any names, nor indeed could she, although Roisin McGettigan is pretty certain other Irish athletes have been denied a place on the med(...)

Silver medallist John Treacy leads bronze medal winner Charlie Spedding of Great Britain during the  Marathon event   at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California during the 1984 Olympics.  Photo:  Tony Duffy/Getty

Not long now until the quiet jubilee of the most magnificently spontaneous sporting commentary in Irish athletics history. That is no exaggeration, be(...)

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan celebrates as he comes home to win gold at the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.  Photograph: Ian MacNicol / Inpho

Once again it’s a case of better late than never as Rob Heffernan becomes the latest Irish athlete in line for a major championship medal due to the (...)

 Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan competing in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase. Photograph:   Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics Ireland have begun seeking the European Indoor bronze medal now due to Roisin McGettigan after Russia’s Anna Alminova became the latest athl(...)