Sonia O Sullivan

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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(...)

Annalise Murphy, right,  won Olympic silver in Rio four years ago. She’s going for it again but she is up against stiff competition from Aisling Keller, Aoife Hopkins and Eve McMahon.

On Monday, I grabbed my bike and cycled the 15km or so down to Sandringham Yacht Club. I had been meaning for a while now to meet up with the Irish wo(...)

Sanctuary Runners at the Run Killarney 10k event in July, 2019.

The entrance to the IDA business park in Dungarvan is pretty unremarkable. If you didn’t work there you’d miss it. But for me it’s a cherished spot. (...)

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(...)

While some would have quibbled with the choice of golfer Shane Lowry as Sportsperson of the Year, on the whole we were grand with it. Photograph: Donall Farmer

It couldn’t but strike you watching the RTÉ Sports Awards on Saturday night that the one thing the bulk of the nominees had in common was that they ap(...)

It has been a remarkable year for women’s sport, domestically and internationally. Here we recount 20 highlights from 2019.   March 15th, (...)

Athlete of the Year Ciara Mageean with Hall of Fame winner Sonia O’Sullivan at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

They graced the stage in relatively quick succession, first Sonia O’Sullivan, then Ciara Mageean, and the sequence and significance certainly wasn’t l(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan kicks for home ahead of Portugal’s  Fernanda Ribeiro on her way to winning the 5,000m final at the World Championships  at the Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Allsport

Where to begin? A gangly teenager winning her first Irish senior title; chasing a bronze medal in her first Olympics; European champion in Helsinki; o(...)

  Fionnuala McCormack: It’s exciting to be able to go out and compete on an undulating, mucky, tough, ‘level playing field’ where times and shoe technology don’t have an impact and it comes down to the purest element of our sport, racing!”

The last thing Fionnuala McCormack wants is some fancy headline or blurb announcing her next big race, which is fair enough. Some athletes feel that n(...)

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