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.
Tonight Tralee hosts a top-of-the-table sellout as Garvey’s Warriors take on Superleague rivals Templeogue. But as someone who went up against Carmelo Anthony in his first game Stateside, played in the famed March Madness in college and the cut-throat Asian continental league where loony owners could fire a teammate at half-time, Jason Killeen will hardly be daunted.
American Ryder Cup rookie Bryson DeChambeau says his goosebumps got goosebumps every time Tiger Woods texted him this season to see if he wants to play a practice round together. This unlikely couple is fast becoming one of golf’s bromances, and they could be paired together in either foursomes or fourballs tomorrow or Saturday at Le Golf National.
Brendan Boyce went through the pain barrier to finish 19th in the men’s 50k walk at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin – having been in a medal position at halfway – as Ireland’s three track representatives bowed out back at the Olympic Stadium.
Last week, a leading official in the IAAF, the world governing body for athletics, indicated that in the future athletics would probably introduce a third category of classification – male, female, and intersex. This got me thinking on other aspects of sport that might change in the next two decades or so, writes.
North Carolina politicians have voted to roll back North Carolina's "bathroom bill" in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments.
The pied piper of Neptune is back. He’s recruited and coached against NBA talent, scouted Steph Curry and watched more game film and planned more sessions than just about any coach involved in Irish sport. Now, after three decades in the all-consuming ‘rabbit hole’ that’s NCAA basketball,is back where his coaching career began, in Ireland, masterminding the revived national senior team programme.
In a city where standing out from the crowd is the surest-fire way to survive, he’d get lost in a phone box. But contrary to the goading trash talk of his opposite number, that has nothing to do with his height. Chad Mendes is just simply not the stander-outer type. He’s a blender-iner.