Ciara Mageean

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Ireland’s Ciara Mageean celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the 1500m  at the European Athletics Championship in Amsterdam. Photograph:  Karel Delvoije/Inpho

You know what they say about talent and the face of adversity, and Ciara Mageean is now smiling right back at it, a European Championship bronze medal(...)

 Conor Duffy of Glaslough Harriers AC celebrates after winning the Men’s 5000m ahead of Conor Bradley of City of Derry AC Spartans, right,  in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It’s a rare thing for Mark English to punch the air at the finish of any race, only this felt good, very good. In the small step of winning back the 8(...)

Kellie Harrington with her silver medal she won at the World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan last month. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

For most of us Kellie Harrington was an unknown before she set sail for the World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan last month, her success there yie(...)

Irish Olympic athletes Ellis O’Reilly, Ciara Mageean, Katie Taylor and Chloe Magee during the Team Ireland official 2016 kit launch at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin on Tuesday: They are unfazed about the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Photograph: PA

Three of Ireland’s top female athletes say they have no concerns about possible infection by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Rio. Olympic lightweig(...)

Nina Carberry celebrates as she comes into the winner’s enclosure on On The Fringe after winning the Foxhunter Chase on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

That she was nigh on an afterthought in the coverage of the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham last month, despite actually winning the race, wasn’t just (...)

Ciara Mageean has been named Sportswoman of the Month for February. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

It was way back in the dim and distant past of 2009 that Ciara Mageean won her first Sportswoman of the Month award, so it seems impossible that when (...)

Marcus Lawler, who took the men’s 200m title at the National Senior Indoor Championships in Athlone on Sunday. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

A stadium record for Marcus Lawler provided a suitable climax to the National Indoor Championships in Athlone, the Carlow sprinter clocking 20.96 se(...)

Mick Clohisey finished 10th in the Seville Marathon, his time of 2:15:10 making him the second-fastest Irish qualifier to date for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph:  Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

So the plot thickens on Ireland’s Rio Olympic marathon qualifiers, with Mick Clohisey improving his chances of selection by running 2:15:10 when finis(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean already has an Olympic qualifying time in the bag. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As opening races go, Ciara Mageean couldn’t be feeling more satisfied, running an Irish record and World Indoor qualifying time over 1,500m at the Ka(...)

Kelly Proper on her way to winning the women’s 200m final at the National Senior Indoor Championships at the Athlone International Arena. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

IAN O’RIORDAN Only a medical student could talk about recruiting as many fast twitch muscle fibres as possible in such exact terms. For Mark English (...)

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