Sean Tobin

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Andrew Coscoran trains on the cliffs in front of Bremore Castle in Balgriggan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Olympic year, and even if just a few months old Andrew Coscoran was already having the times of his life. Running them, that is, a series of indoor be(...)

 Lasha Guruli (blue) of Georgia punches Gabil Mamedov (red) of Russia during the men’s lightweight (63kg) preliminary round bout on day two of the European Boxing Olympic qualifying event at the Copper Box Arena in London. Photograph: James Chance/Getty Images

Whatever about the sense and especially the risk of the European Olympic boxing qualifiers happening in London over the coming nine days there is incr(...)

The new National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, which will host a major part of the  2020 Olympics. Photograph:   Matt Roberts/Getty Images

It’s a strange feeling to wake up and suddenly realise the Olympics have been cancelled. Or at least postponed for a few months, which is what they’re(...)

A woman wearing a face mask walks in front an Olympics poster in Tokyo. Japan and Olympic organisers are at pains to insist the summer Games are on, despite the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty

I know from my own experience that every Olympic year can be strange and unpredictable at the best of times. We’re now fast discovering what an Olympi(...)

Dublin Track Club coach Feidhlim Kelly leading a track session with Paul Robinson, Daire Finn and Brian Fay. Photograph: Dublin Track Cub

First rule of the Dublin Track Club is that this is not a club. Second rule of the Dublin Track Club is that they do not have a track. After that ther(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Seaward clocked a lifetime best of 2:10.10 at the Seville Marathon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some secondary school teachers use the midterm break to go skiing or catch up on corrections: others go about qualifying for the Olympics. And after s(...)

Firefighters manage a controlled burn to help contain a larger fire near Falls Creek, Australia.  Photograph: Rick Rycroft/AP

It started out just like any other New Year. A few days after Christmas and we headed off for the summer holiday training camp at Falls Creek, the sm(...)

Smoke obscures the sun on the  running trails  at Falls Creek. Photograph: Sonia O’Sullivan

Three leading Irish athletes have been forced to abandon their planned training camp around the Australian mountain resort at Falls Creek, in north-ea(...)

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 (...)

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