Sonia O Sullivan

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Leona Maguire admits the highlight of her season was her top-five finish at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Photograph: Jack Thomas/Getty Images

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow will tee it up in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, one of the five Majors, at Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania(...)

  Mick Clohisey taking part in last year’s Dublin Marathon in which he placed second. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The flight from Dublin to London on Thursday morning is virtually empty. On arrival, Mick Clohisey is collected at Heathrow Airport and taken in a bio(...)

 James McIlroy runs for  Ireland in the heats of the men’s 800m during the 1998 European Championships in the Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Michael Cooper/Allsport

We were trying to work out the last time we spoke and reckoned it was somewhere after the 1998 European Championships in Budapest. Back then James McI(...)

Ciara Mageean: “I’m in a very fortunate position that financially my sport is supporting me, and I don’t have to go and work to be able to compete and to feed myself.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Ciara Mageean chooses her words carefully, then describes “amateur” as a poor choice of words. It’s hard enough to make it in this sport, she says, wi(...)

Paul Robinson, left, crosses the finish line to win the Men’s 1,500m, just ahead of Sean Tobin,  during Day Two of the Irish Life Health National Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The evening breeze wasn’t ideal and the lack of spectators obviously not either, and still Paul Robinson and Sean Tobin produced a properly thrilling (...)

The women’s 1500m event at the Diamond League Athletics meeting in Stockholm. Photograph: Getty Images

A third Irish record attempt in almost as many weeks proved a little too much for Ciara Mageean as she dropped off the pace of another super fast race(...)

Charlie Haughey arrived in Paris in 1987 to celebrate Stephen Roche’s Tour de France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It has been a shambolic week for poor old Ireland. In addition to lurching from calamity to travesty over a golf game, the Government has managed to d(...)

 Ciara Mageean  has a 1,000m best of 2:38.89, four seconds outside the Irish record.

World record attempts, 13 reigning World champions, a sold-out stadium and live on the BBC: it appears as if nothing has changed as Diamond League ath(...)

 Nadia Power: “It would have been a bonus, to make the Olympics this year, but next year now it’s a bigger target, I’ll be 23, and no excuses.” Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Nadia Power was reading a column by Sonia O’Sullivan, a few weeks back, which softly lamented the lack of something as magical as the sub-four minute (...)

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