Thomas Barr

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Thomas Barr of Ireland competes in the Men’s 400 metres hurdles during day three of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. Photograph: Getty Images

He certainly didn’t plan on going out like this – Thomas Barr forced to withdraw from his 400m semi-final of the World Championship on Monday night du(...)

Ireland’s Brian Gregan on the way to finishing sixth in a  400m semi-final  at the World Athletics Championships in London. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

When Brian Gregan sat back in his blocks inside the Olympic Stadium he may not have seen Wayde van Niekerk two lanes inside him but definitely sensed (...)

Ireland’s Thomas Barr during the Men’s 400m Hurdle heat two at the London Stadium. Photograph: PA

Never forget in a flat-out of race 400 metres, which includes 10 three-foot high hurdles and executed on a virtual tightrope, anything can and often d(...)

Ireland’s Brian Gregan celebrates after finishing third in the heats of the 400m at World Athletics Championships in London. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

For a self-confessed night owl everything about the way Brian Gregan ran his 400m heat inside the Olympic Stadium this morning was perfectly timed – h(...)

Usain Bolt  during a training session ahead of the World Athletics Championships in London 2017. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

So what’s the exact lowdown? The 16th World Athletics Championships, over 10 days, starting this Friday evening until Sunday week, back inside the Lo(...)

Mo Farah training prior to the  World Athletics Championships in London where he will seek to win another 5000/10,000 metre double. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Catch him if you can. Because whether or not you still believe in athletics magic, the stage is now set for Mo Farah to perform one of the great dista(...)

Sinead Galvin laughs out loud when being labelled as Ireland’s first “female Jerry Maguire”, because, all jokes aside, the comparison is justified. Sh(...)

Robert Heffernan during the 50km walk in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He was eventually upgraded to a bronze medal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Two sets up and obviously playing the better tennis, Nick Kyrgios looked to have the entire Melbourne crowd behind him on Wednesday night. Even those (...)

  Robbie Brady scores against Italy at Euro 2016 in France. Photograph:  Reuters/Carl Recine

Cheerio, so, to the year 2016 AD – 12 months that seemed crowded with unwanted departures, a purple rainfall in which the brightest stars were extingu(...)

Sporting opium: silver medallist Annalise Murphy with other Irish Olympic sailors. Photograph: Alan Betson

They say sport is a great healer. They say so, and – as someone who first invested in a tracksuit at the age of 30, and only then because I was pregna(...)

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