A key test, passed with flying colours. For a golden generation of young athletes, Saturday’s National Junior and U-23 Championships proved a low-key but high-intensity examination of their fitness as they prepare to take their talents to a bigger stage.
Mon, 08 Jul, 2019
Darragh McElhinney produced an outstanding performance to smash the Irish U20 5000m record in Oordegem, Belgium on Saturday, the Glengariff 18-year-old becoming the first ever Irish junior to break 14 minutes with his clocking of 13:54.10.
Sun, 26 May, 2019
The much-awaited clash between Charlie O’Donovan (Coláiste Chríost Rí) and Darragh McElhinney (Coláiste Pobail, Bantry) in the senior boys 1500m lived up to expectations at the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Championships which took place in glorious conditions at Castleisland.
Mon, 21 May, 2018
It wasn’t written in the script, but a tremendous finish by Darragh McElhinney saw the Bantry teenager take the senior boys’ title at the South Munster Schools cross-country, which took place in ideal conditions at Tramore Valley Park yesterday.
Sat, 27 Jan, 2018
A High Court judge has granted restriction orders under the Companies Act against two brothers over the conduct of the affairs of a company which operated the well known McElhinney’s department store in Co Meath.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
Senior Cup final day invariably draws past-pupils together in fierce shows of pride. Today, most of the Glenstal Abbey side of 47 years ago will reconvene at Thomond Park, memories still sharp of the only other occasion the school made a senior final.
Fri, 17 Mar, 2017
Tue, 05 Jul, 2016
In the gathering gloom last Saturday night, small groups of Donegal and Monaghan players congregated in the car park outside Kingspan Breffni Park to shoot the breeze. If Cavan town wasn’t such a traffic logjam, they may have gone separate ways earlier. Yet they seemed pleased to have the chance to chat.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
There was double joy for Robert Heffernan (Togher AC) at the 50km race walk in Dudince, Slovakia on Saturday where he finished fourth in 3:48:44 to qualify for the World Championships in Beijing this summer and a record fifth Olympic Games.
Mon, 23 Mar, 2015