Stephen Scullion of Clonliffe Harriers (right) and Michael Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock AC in action during the men’s 10,000m during day one of the Irish Life Health National Senior Track & Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It wasn’t unbearably humid, or midnight for that matter, but winning the National 10,000 metres title has further convinced Stephen Scullion to run th(...)

Brendan Boyce after finishing 19th in the 50km racewalk in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Horrendous, traumatic, brutal at the best of times, technically his worst ever”. . . and still Brendan Boyce is taking something positive out of it. (...)

Ciara Mageean is one of Ireland’s main medal hopes at the European Championships in Berlin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Follow that, as Neil Diamond once said backstage to Bob Dylan, the rest of which is better left unsaid. Some acts will always be bettered when followe(...)

North Down AC’s Ben Reynolds winning the  110m hurdles at the National Senior Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Men Leon Reid (Menapians AC) 100m/200m (PB 10.33/20.27) Age: 24 After his 11th-hour transfer from Great Britain to Ireland (his late mother is Belfas(...)

Leon Reid takes the 200m ahead of Marcus Lawler. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leon Reid gave his transfer of allegiance case a timely boost when winning a thrilling 200 metres on day one of the National track and field champions(...)

Ireland’s Phil Healy continued her brilliant form in Geneva. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is no stopping or slowing Phil Healy. For the third time in four days, the Cork athlete improved her personal best over the 200 metres and 400 m(...)

Mo Farah reacts after crossing the finish line to finish third in the London Marathon. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

Looking a sort of ghostly shadow of his recent self, his stride more laboured than loping, Mo Farah crossed the finish line of the London Marathon in (...)

Mo Farah of Britain crosses the finish line to take third place during the Virgin Money London Marathon. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Ouch. Everyone knows it’s not the distance that kills in the marathon, it’s the pace – and that’s what ultimately killed Mo Farah’s chances of winning(...)

Men’s national medalists at the Dublin Marathon, second-placed Gary O’Hanlon, Clonliffe Harriers A.C, race winner Freddy Sittuk of Raheny Shamrock, and third-placed Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nothing stirs national debate quite like the subject of nationality, such as a why a Kenyan runner is declared the first Irish finisher in the Dublin(...)