Irish athletes face an uphill struggle at the World Athletics Championships, which kick off in London tomorrow. Fierce global competition and drugs are two obvious reasons but there are obstacles a lot closer to home, argues
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
Mon, 11 Jul, 2016
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
A motorist’s prosecution for holding a mobile phone while driving is set to go to the High Court after his attempt to pay his fine prior to receiving a court summons was rejected because he did not sign his middle name when replying to the notice.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2015
Victoria White’s column (Opinion, July 24) on the Israel/Palestine conflict is flawed in so many ways. Here are two. First, Israel is not a colonial state and was not created as the result of “the mania for ethnic cleansing that started in Russia,” whatever that means.
Wed, 30 Jul, 2014
The injury concerns over Derval O’Rourke eased yesterday when the Athletics Ireland physiotherapist team insisted they can get her back to full fitness following the back spasm that led to her shock late withdrawal from the Woodies DIY track and field championships on Sunday.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2012
Leevale’s Ciarán Ó Lionaird and Derval O’Rourke spearhead Ireland’s hopes of medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey today knowing they will have to be in top form to compete with the best.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2012
New technology that examines in forensic detail the movements of Derval O’Rourke as she scales hurdles has allowed the Cork woman to highlight an injury that affected her performance at the recent Irish indoor championships, while also giving her the best possible preparation for the upcoming world indoor championships in Istanbul (March 9-11).
Thu, 01 Mar, 2012
STILL feeling the effects of a fall in Germany last week, Derval O’Rourke was left wondering if she’s ever going to win a race at Cork City Sports as she finished third after battling through the gale force winds that howled around the CIT Athletics Stadium on Saturday.
Mon, 05 Jul, 2010
THE surprise inclusion of a men’s 4 x 400m relay team alongside medal hopefuls, David Gillick and Derval O’Rourke, on the Irish team for the world indoor championships in Doha (March 12, 13, 14) is aimed at the future and, in particular, this year’s European outdoor championships in Barcelona, according to team manager Patsy McGonagle.
Tue, 02 Mar, 2010