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 Brendan Boyce competing in the men’s 50k race walk. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics: Brendan Boyce secures a top 10 finish in the 50km walk. Fionnuala McCormack and Aoife Cooke are in action in the women’s marathon tonigh(...)

Ireland’s Natalya Coyle after the ranking round of fencing in the modern pentathlon on Thursday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Natalya Coyle made an impressive start in the modern pentathlon on Thursday and is in third overall ahead of the final four events on Friday. The two-(...)

Mark English booked his Tokyo berth a matter of hours before Tuesday’s midnight deadline. File photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Imagine waking up in the morning to discover you’ve qualified for the Olympics, then having to double check to make sure the dream is indeed the reali(...)

Christopher O’Donnell, Shartene Mawdsley, Thomas Barr and Phil Healy of Ireland after the 4x400 Metres Relay Mixed at the World Athletics Relays Silesia21. Photo: PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images

Medals or no medals – and unfortunately no, despite some congratulatory messages it wasn’t a championship event – the 2021 World Athletics Relays in S(...)

Elite Irish athlete Aoife Cooke: ‘I’m so just grateful to get the opportunity.’ File photograph: Inpho

The MS Stena Adventurer left Dublin Port at 8.15am and among the few passengers sharing the early morning glory of the sunny crossing is Aoife Cooke. (...)

Aoife Cooke from Cork after winning the women’s category in the 2019  Dublin Marathon. She is targeting the elite-only Wrexham marathon in Wales on April 25th in her bid to qualify for Tokyo.    Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Irish athletes are facing a race against time and opportunity in their quest to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic marathon, the worry being not just where(...)

 Ciara Mageean knocked three and a half seconds off Sonia O’Sullivan’s 27-year-old 1,000m mark in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

“This year has just been a rollercoaster for absolutely everybody, and it’s no different for us athletes,” said Ciara Mageean, speaking to us at Dubli(...)

Sanita Puspure was last year's winner of the award. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So there we were, in the Shelbourne hotel in December 2019, listening to our monthly award winners talk about how much they were looking forward to 20(...)

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