A horde of world-class athletes will take to the track at the Cork IT Athletics Stadium tomorrow evening, with the 68th edition of the BAM Cork City Sports set to be one of the best ever. Cathal Dennehy looks at five of the best storylines to follow.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
On a day that celebrated the past, it was hard not to look to the future. Yesterday’s National Athletics Awards in Blanchardstown may have brought together many current and former greats, but it wasn’t a nostalgic reflection that left a strong sense of optimism.
Fri, 30 Nov, 2018
Medals have a habit of distracting attention, bright and shiny as they are, so to get a feel for the current state of Irish athletics after the European Championships in Berlin you have to step back from Thomas Barr’s brilliant bronze and look at the week as a whole.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2018
Shock wasn’t the right word, nor could you say it was a huge surprise, so if anything Thomas Barr’s bronze medal at last night’s European Championships proved a delightful deliverance on his talent, an ode to his outstanding ability at the event they call the man-killer.
Fri, 10 Aug, 2018
Canada’s Crystal Emmanuel shone brightest at the 66th edition of the Cork City Sports last night, the 25-year-old blasting to a national record of 22.50 in a race in which Bandon’s Phil Healy broke new ground with a huge personal best of 23.32.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017