Thomas Barr

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Thomas Barr will next race in the Stockholm Diamond League on May 30th. Photograph: Getty Images

Thomas Barr has finished third in the 400-metre hurdles at the Shanghai Diamond League in a time of 49.41 which was just half a second off the Tokyo 2(...)

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will involved a new dual qualification process. Photograph:  Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Citius, Altius, Fortius . . . Irish athletes now know exactly what is required to qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, and across most events the s(...)

Ireland’s Phil Healy competes in the Women’s 400m heats in Glasgow. Photograph: PA

They say every indoor championship race is either an incident or an accident waiting to happen, and for a while at least it felt partly self-inflicted(...)

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 (...)

Ciara Mageean has been named in Ireland’s team for the European Indoor Championships. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Three senior championship medal winners - and the currently fourth fastest runner over 400 metres - are among the Irish team of 16 athletes selected f(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean  celebrates her  new 1,500m indoor Irish record of 4:06.78   at the Athlone International Grand Prix. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Delighting the home crowd and herself, Ciara Mageean produced a stunning victory over 1,500m at the Athlone International Grand Prix, scoring an indoo(...)

Sinead Diver set another record in Japan. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty

There is simply no slowing or stopping the record-breaking times of Sinead Diver, the Irish-born runner clocking the fastest ever half-marathon for a (...)

 Cian Lynch and his Limerick team-mates celebrate their All-Ireland win over Galway at Croke park in August. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All Blacks We waited 111 years for Ireland’s first victory over New Zealand, now we have two in two years. It’s becoming a habit. “As of now Ireland (...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge  setting a new world record when winning the Berlin Marathon on September 16th, 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

Enough already. Nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy than at the annual sporting awards, and everyone keeps saying(...)

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