Sonia O Sullivan

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Sanctuary Runners at the Run Killarney 10k event in July, 2019.

The entrance to the IDA business park in Dungarvan is pretty unremarkable. If you didn’t work there you’d miss it. But for me it’s a cherished spot. (...)

Firefighters manage a controlled burn to help contain a larger fire near Falls Creek, Australia.  Photograph: Rick Rycroft/AP

It started out just like any other New Year. A few days after Christmas and we headed off for the summer holiday training camp at Falls Creek, the sm(...)

Smoke obscures the sun on the  running trails  at Falls Creek. Photograph: Sonia O’Sullivan

Three leading Irish athletes have been forced to abandon their planned training camp around the Australian mountain resort at Falls Creek, in north-ea(...)

While some would have quibbled with the choice of golfer Shane Lowry as Sportsperson of the Year, on the whole we were grand with it. Photograph: Donall Farmer

It couldn’t but strike you watching the RTÉ Sports Awards on Saturday night that the one thing the bulk of the nominees had in common was that they ap(...)

It has been a remarkable year for women’s sport, domestically and internationally. Here we recount 20 highlights from 2019.   March 15th, (...)

Athlete of the Year Ciara Mageean with Hall of Fame winner Sonia O’Sullivan at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

They graced the stage in relatively quick succession, first Sonia O’Sullivan, then Ciara Mageean, and the sequence and significance certainly wasn’t l(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan kicks for home ahead of Portugal’s  Fernanda Ribeiro on her way to winning the 5,000m final at the World Championships  at the Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Allsport

Where to begin? A gangly teenager winning her first Irish senior title; chasing a bronze medal in her first Olympics; European champion in Helsinki; o(...)

  Fionnuala McCormack: It’s exciting to be able to go out and compete on an undulating, mucky, tough, ‘level playing field’ where times and shoe technology don’t have an impact and it comes down to the purest element of our sport, racing!”

The last thing Fionnuala McCormack wants is some fancy headline or blurb announcing her next big race, which is fair enough. Some athletes feel that n(...)

The venue for the 2022 European Athletics Championships will be the Munich Olympic Park in what will also be the 50th anniversary of the Munich Olympics. Photograph: Mark Wieland/Getty Images

Munich has been unanimously approved as the host city for the 2022 European Athletics Championships, the venue being the Munich Olympic Park in what w(...)

Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya  in the  1,500m  final during day ten of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Don’t look now. After 10 long days and even longer nights the curtain came down on the World Championships in Doha with credibility and impossibility (...)

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