Brendan Boyce

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Two cases of norovirus have been identified after an outbreak of illness at one of the official London 2017 World Championships hotels. Photograph: PA

Irish Athletics team manager Patsy McGonagle has requested those athletes yet to compete in London are accommodated at a different hotel to that curre(...)

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(...)

Rob Heffernan battled cramp to finish fifth in his fifth Olympic Games. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Not many athletes get to finish their fifth Olympics in sixth place, with the promise of a bronze medal to come, and for Rob Heffernan there’s a stra(...)

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan (L) finished sixth in the 50km walk in Rio. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan has been moved up to fifth place in the 50km race walk, after he originally came home sixth on a sweltering day Rio. Hefferna(...)

 Stephanie Meadow gets her third round underway on Friday. She shot a second round 66 after a disappointing opening dat. Photograph: Getty

12:00pm - Athletics Ireland have three representatives in the 50km race walk, Robert Heffernan, Alex Wright and Brendan Boyce. Heffernan is the most (...)

Rob Heffernan is the first Irish athlete to  be  selected for five consecutive summer Olympic Games after being named among a 17-strong team for Rio. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not the largest ever Irish athletics team being sent to the Olympics but it’s already somewhat historic, Rob Heffernan becoming the first athlet(...)

Paul Pollock’s place at the Rio Olympics is in doubt after the Olympic Council of Ireland withheld his selection. Photograph: Inpho

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has withheld the selection of the three men’s marathon qualifiers for Rio after the controversy which marred last(...)

Rob Heffernan came fifth in the 50km race walk in the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Inpho

He vowed not to surrender his World Championship title without a fight and so it proved, Rob Heffernan displaying typical courage and determination be(...)

Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF

Russian race walker Alexander Yargunkin will not compete in Saturday’s 50km at the World Championships following reports that he has failed a drugs te(...)

Irish men’s 800metre champion Mark English has a relatively easy opening heat at the IAAF World Athletic Championships. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

(In order of appearance, times Irish) Mark English (UCD AC) – Men’s 800m (heats Saturday, 4:50am) After a rollercoaster summer, emotionally a(...)

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