Sean Tobin

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Fionnuala McCormack congratulates her sister Una Britton after winning gold and bronze medals in the senior women’s race at the Irish Life Health  National Cross-Country Championships at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Sometimes the hardest part about winning a national cross-country title is to stop making it look so easy. Fionnuala McCormack couldn’t quite manage t(...)

Kevin Dooney of Raheny Shamrocks AC winning the  2018 Irish Life Health National Senior Cross Country Championships in Dublin in November 2018. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Sometimes the race is not won at the finish line, but in what it takes to get to the start line. I met Kevin Dooney for a drink last weekend, and we (...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores a goal past Meath’s substitute goalkeeper Marcus Brennan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14 Hard to know how many more of these Mayo have in them. On a different day against a better team, there’s no guarantee they’d hav(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Shane Gallagher of Meath in the Leinster  Senior Football Championship final in Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Meath 0-4  The definition of optimism must be watching Dublin put a 16-pointer on Meath and insist that it shows up certain vulnerab(...)

Fionnuala McCormack finished 18th in Denmark. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty

The high praise which greeted Fionnuala McCormack’s performance at Saturday’s World Cross Country in Denmark is built on several fronts. On the Aarhus(...)

Mark English winning a sixth national indoor title in the men’s 800m at the  recent National Senior Indoor ChampionshipsChampionships at the  National Indoor Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

You know what every athlete says about making a championship final: anything can happen! For Mark English, what happened the last two times he made a(...)

Ireland’s Sophie Becker with Phil Healy in Glasgow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Both heat and lane draws can often double their weight and value when it comes to indoor championship running, at least in events up to and including (...)

Robbie Smyth scored 0-8 to help Longford to an O’Byrne Cup victory over Meath. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Robbie Smyth maintained his strong pre-season form for Longford with another match-winning display in the O’Byrne Cup. The experienced attacker struc(...)

Ciara Mageean will lead the 39-strong Irish team at next month’s European Cross Country Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kevin Dooney and Ciara Mageean will lead the 39-strong Irish team at next month’s European Cross Country Championships, set for the Dutch city of Tilb(...)

Ireland’s Sarah Healy on her way to winning gold in the 1500m at the European under-18s Athletics Championships. Photo: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

With their championship medals already in the bag Sarah Healy and Sommer Lecky get to enjoy a sort of homecoming at the Morton Games in Santry on Thur(...)

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