Ciara Mageean

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UCD’s Darragh McElhinney: he is already an underage medal winner on the European stage. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

We gathered at Santry Demesne from the early morn, and over the course of the long day watched one medal chance slip away after the other until all ho(...)

Róisín Flanagan, Michelle Finn and Sarah Healy during the Irish Life Health National Cross-Country championships at Santry Demesne in Dublin on Sunday.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

A cool, crisp and sunny day – you couldn’t ask for better conditions for a cross-country race, and that’s exactly how it was at Santry Demesne last Su(...)

Feidhlim Kelly:  ‘There’s no clear pathway or plan here. It’s all too ad hoc. It’s a common trend of the last few years, a lack of someone to help pull everyone together.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Four weeks before the European Cross-Country Championships return to home ground for only the second time, Irish athletics coach Feidhlim Kelly has ca(...)

Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan and Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain in the  European Cross-Country Championships at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland, in December  2003. Photograph:   Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

After 12 years, and for only the second time, the European Cross-Country Championships are coming back to home ground. This may not be the biggest spo(...)

Abbotstown will host the European Cross-Country Championships on December 12th. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Somewhat forgotten but certainly not gone, Dublin will host the European Cross-Country Championships on December 12th, one year later than originally (...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan loses his balance  during the Men’s Pommel Horse Final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Room 201 of the Sakura Hotel and we’re beginning to resemble a Francis Bacon studio mid-life crisis period. What is left of my desk space is fast disa(...)

Ciara Mageean is dejected after the Women’s 1,500m heats at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The mixed zone in the Olympic Stadium where we talk to the athletes after their event is spread out behind a line of crash barriers and sectioned off (...)

Mark English has decided to miss the national championships in a bid to run the  automatic qualifying time of 1:45.20 in the 800m at meetings  in Leverkuse  and Barcelona/ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In any ordinary Olympic year the national track and field championships would present the perfect opportunity to sign-off on pending qualification, on(...)

Kellie Harrington celebrates after winning gold at the European Boxing Road to Tokyo Qualifier in Paris. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

There is a place in the realms of all good documentary film-making called the cutting-room floor and for the past few weeks Darragh Bambrick has been (...)

 Mark English is among the athletes set to take part in the Irish Milers Club meeting in Belfast later this month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The director of the Irish Milers club meeting in Belfast this Saturday is “absolutely ecstatic” that Athletics Ireland has conceded to his request to (...)

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