Thomas Barr

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Ireland’s Thomas Barr on his way to qualifying from his heat of the men’s 400m hurdles during day one of the  European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As an exercise in clearing the first hurdle – or 10 of them, to be exact – Thomas Barr got it perfectly right inside the Letzigrund Stadium this morni(...)

Thomas Barr on his way to winning the Davy international Mens 400 Hurdles in a time of 48.95. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No athletics event sounds more like the perfect recipe for disaster than the 400 metres hurdles. Try lining the track with 10 hurdles, each three-foot(...)

Ciarán Ó Lionáird (centre) will be joined by  Paul Robinson and John Travers in the 1,500 metres at the European Championships next month. Photograph: Inpho

A team of 30 Irish athletes with at least three medal favourites have been selected for the European Athletics Championships, which take place in Zuri(...)

Ireland’s Paul Robinson has already ran inside the qualifying time of 3:39.30 for the 1,500m in European Championships but is not yet assured of qualificiation. Photograph: Inpho.

Just when it seemed Athletics Ireland had it nice and straightforward ahead of next month’s European Championships in Zurich, things suddenly turned a(...)

It’s not every night of the week you get to beat the reigning World champion. Coming off the penultimate hurdle, Thomas Barr saw his chance, maintain(...)

Thomas Barr: competes against reigning world champion Jehue Gordon over 400m hurdles. Photograph: Inpho

Time is fast running out for Irish athletes still trying to qualify for the European Championships. The deadline is Sunday week, with the championship(...)

Ireland’s Kelly Proper in action during the long jump at the Cork City Sports, CIT, last night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/ Inpho

This was a sprint when he’s aiming for more than a full marathon distance longer, although Robert Heffernan was still thrown a little off track in Co(...)

Thomas Barr celebrates his victory in last year’s 400m hurdles at the AAI Senior Track & Field Championships at  Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. “It’s now all about refining and perfecting the technique as much as possible.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Nine years, nine months and nine days,” he tells me, off the top of his head – pretty impressive considering Thomas Barr wasn’t even born when Edwin (...)

Shane Quinn, who finished fourth in the 10,000 metres in Finland.

Shane Quinn came within half a kick of winning Ireland’s first medal at the European Under-23 Championships in Tampere, Finland yesterday, finishing f(...)

Local man Rob Heffernan on his way to winning the 3km walk at the Cork City Sports last night. Photograph: Inpho

Local star Rob Heffernan was billed as the headline act at the 62nd Cork City Sports and he didn’t disappoint, adding another national record to his l(...)

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