In so many ways, this was a day of celebration. New stars emerged for Irish marathon running in Stephen Scullion and Aoife Cooke, home-grown heroes of what was a glorious festival of celebratory suffering on the streets of the capital.
Mon, 28 Oct, 2019
Scott Evans announced his retirement from international badminton this week. The three-time Olympian was a star of the Rio Games for his dramatic victories and shirtless celebrations. His final competition will be next week’s European Team Championships.
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
THE one thing the leaders of the country’s Olympic movement do not deserve this week is any congratulations for accepting in full Judge Carroll Moran’s findings on the Rio ticket-touting scandal, a cocktail of dodgy dealings — enabled by autocratic control and shoddy accountancy practices and worthy of the Sepp Blatter prize for transparency and competence.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017
Brian Gregan had been flagged as a potential star ever since his early teens, but the Dubliner became the forgotten man of Irish athletics in recent years after a series of interruptions. However, he roared back to life at the Morton Games in Santry this month, smashing his 400m personal best to win in 45.26. Ahead of his tilt at the World Championships in London, he will compete at the Irish Senior Championships in Santry this weekend
Sun, 23 Jul, 2017
Punches were finally thrown in the ring at the National Stadium last night as a mooted box-off to decide Ireland’s super-heavyweight representative at next month’s European Championships resulted in a split-decision victory for Dean Gardiner.
Thu, 01 Jun, 2017
Earlier this week, a box-off to decide Ireland’s super-heavyweight representative for next month’s European Championships was mooted to take place this evening. Instead of that fight taking centre stage, Irish boxing has been hit by yet another crisis — one which could last a far longer distance than the three rounds originally expected to be contested between Martin Keenan and Dean Gardiner at the National Stadium.
Wed, 31 May, 2017
UCD repeated last year’s results by taking the Gannon Cup, Corcoran Cup, and Sally Moorhead Trophy at the Dublin University Boat Races (Colours) 2017. It also means nine of the last 10 Gannon Cups have gone to UCD and the gap in the overall standings is now 4 (Trinity with 36 wins to UCD’s 32, and one dead heat).
Thu, 23 Mar, 2017
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has a new president for the first time in 28 years after Swim Ireland’s Sarah Keane was swept in to the position with a vote at the body’s EGM in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel late last night.
Fri, 10 Feb, 2017
Thu, 22 Dec, 2016
The Government has launched a three-month non-statutory inquiry to uncover the full scale of Ireland’s Olympic ticket touting scandal — despite concerns that any investigation will be hamstrung by ongoing Brazilian legal cases.
Sat, 20 Aug, 2016
If you strapped weights to Usain Bolt’s chest, replaced his six-pack stomach with abs stretched out of shape, de-tuned his muscular frame and explosive power by jellifying his joints, and forced him to take the best part of nine months off, how amazed would we all be if the world’s fastest man fully recovered from that fitness-shredding assault to once again vie for medals at the Olympic Games, asks John Leicester
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016