Bantry's McElhinney races his way into Irish record books

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.

More

Caster Semenya to race 3,000m after losing rule-change appeal

Caster Semenya will race in the 3,000m at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in June.

MORE

Hayde destroys Sonia record held since 1987

It was another day of records at the Irish Life Health/Munster Schools’ Championships which took place in blustery conditions at Cork IT.

MORE

Farah to defend Chicago marathon title in October

The decision effectively rules out a return to the track at the World Championships in Doha.

MORE

Records tumble at South Munster Schools

A number of field event records were the highlights of the first day of the South Munster Schools T&F which took place in cool and wet conditions at Cork IT.

MORE

IAAF hits back at World Medical Association as Caster Semenya row continues

The international federation has vigorously defended its controversial testosterone limit for intersex athletes in an open letter to doctors.

MORE

Caster Semenya responds to CAS legal judgement with dominant win in Doha

The South African powered clear of the field to claim a comprehensive victory in what could prove the last international 800m race of her career.

MORE

Caster Semenya set for final race before new testosterone rules kick in

IAAF president Sebastian Coe has welcomed the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s verdict.

MORE

Caster Semenya loses legal fight with IAAF but the debate looks set to continue

By a 2-1 majority, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects the South African’s appeal against the IAAF testosterone limit but does so with caveats.

MORE

Take drugs or change events – the stark choice facing Caster Semenya

The South African has hyperandrogenism, a medical condition characterised by excessive levels of male sex hormones such as testosterone.

MORE

Caster Semenya vows CAS decision will not hold her back after losing legal battle

CAS ruled that IAAF regulations restricting testosterone levels in female athletes were ‘discriminatory’ but ‘necessary’

MORE

Caster Semenya's appeal against testosterone regulations rejected

Challenges made by Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa to IAAF regulations restricting testosterone levels in women runners in selected events have been dismissed, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced.

MORE

Harbison predicts bright future

Following a successful 2018, Sport Ireland Institute Director Liam Harbison believes a bright future lies ahead for the next generation of high performance athletes.

MORE

London Marathon sees 38 new Guinness World Record titles achieved by runners

Dozens of world records were set at this year’s London Marathon, including fastest marathon in a full-body animal costume.

MORE

Athletics: Mayo-born Diver seals Olympic spot for Australia

In the realm of Irish distance-running, this was the best performance for many years – a two-hour, 24-minute reminder to those in Athletics Ireland of what might have been.

MORE

Eliud Kipchoge wins the London Marathon again as Mo Farah finishes fifth

World record holder Kipchoge won the race for a record fourth time.

MORE

Mo Farah fit and firing for London Marathon

The four-time Olympic champion moved away from track competition in 2016.

MORE

Lough stands by his man as Farah/Gebrselassie row rumbles on

Mo Farah’s coach disputes Ethiopian’s version of events in hotel.

MORE

Haile Gebrselassie’s extraordinary row with Mo Farah rumbles on

The pair are involved in an unsavoury public dispute.

MORE

Nine athletics finals to take place in the morning sessions at Tokyo 2020

Nine athletics finals will take place in the morning sessions of next year’s Olympics, the IAAF has announced.

MORE

Fionnuala McCormack produces PB to finish 11th in Boston Marathon

Fionnuala McCormack has placed 11th in the Boston Marathon.

MORE

Damian Collins dismisses IAAF ruling on Seb Coe’s Russian doping testimony

The chairman of the UK's DCMS committee says Coe either knew more than he admitted to MPs or he knew enough to have asked more questions at the time.

MORE

Seb Coe cleared as IAAF ethics board closes investigation

The board accepted Seb Coe’s evidence that he had no extensive knowledge of the Liliya Shobukhova case.

MORE

Leevale's everyday hero happy to be ‘the worst in the world’

Behold the everyday hero, rich in commitment, but struggling to keep pace.

MORE

Ireland's fastest woman lives up to her billing at Athletics Championships

Ireland’s fastest woman lived up to her billing with a brilliant performance at the Irish Universities Athletics Championships in Athlone on Saturday.

MORE

Fionnuala McCormack magnificent on return to action

This was peak Fionnuala McCormack – fast, fluent and fighting to the bitter end.

MORE

In Pictures: Runners take in London’s landmark sights during half marathon

Amanda Holden and Cheryl Baker were among the celebrity participants in the event’s second year.

MORE

A great championships for the Irish? It depends where you were looking

When the dust has settled, the medals safely stowed away, the question is not so much about what Irish athletes achieved at last weekend’s European Indoor Championships, but how they did it.

MORE

'I've beaten myself up after too many championships': Ciara Mageean on her bronze medal and enjoying athletics

The Portaferry woman won bronze in the 1500 metres final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow last night.

MORE

European redemption for gutsy Mageean

The smile said it all — a bright, bleary-eyed grin, Ciara Mageean’s eyes close to tears for reasons of a very different kind to what we had seen before.

MORE

English and Mageean delighted after achieving medal double for Ireland

One of those glorious nights to remember in Irish athletics as Mark English and Ciara Mageean scored European Indoor bronze medals within 90 minutes of each other in Glasgow.

MORE

Mageean and English win medals at European Indoor Championships

Mark English has won bronze for Ireland at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow, grabbing his third major Championship medal in the 800 metres.

MORE

Mark English through to 800m final after appeal drama in Glasgow

An appeal was lodged, and following Learmonth’s disqualification, English has been advanced to tomorrow’s final

MORE

English only chink of light on poor day for Irish in Glasgow

Amid a torrent of underperformances, the outlook decidedly grey for much of the day, a chink of light. It emerged via Mark English, the 25-year-old defying what appeared the convention for the Irish team on the opening day of the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

MORE

No easy answer in the debate that’s become too toxic to have

Picture this: you’re the parent of a sporting prodigy, a teenage girl who seems destined for global success. Her whole life, she has worked with obsessive dedication, placing sport above academic or professional pursuits to chase her ultimate dream: Olympic gold.

MORE

Phil Healy reaches European 400m semis but Sean Tobin edged out

The Irish team have had a disappointing start at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow.

MORE

Podium places realistic for Irish trio at  European Indoors

As Irish teams go, this is a strong one, with three medal contenders lurking in their midst — and that’s before we get to Thomas Barr, an Olympic finalist and European bronze medallist.

MORE

Controlled aggression will be Phil Healy’s Glasgow mantra

She’s been here before, but never like this.

MORE

Scientists predict marathon record will go below two hours in 2032

Milestone may be reached more than three and a half minutes quicker.

MORE

English has got the mechanics right again

Faster, fitter, and a whole lot healthier, Mark English has every reason to believe once again. Ten days out from the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, the Donegal athlete has returned to the kind of form that saw him win a silver medal at the 2015 edition — and he believes a repeat showing could be on the cards.

MORE

Caster Semenya's lawyers accuse IAAF of dirty tricks ahead of CAS meeting

Caster Semenya's lawyers have accused the IAAF of using underhand tactics to gain public support at the start of their highly contentious dispute at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne this week.

MORE

Thomas Barr parks controversy as he's named on Irish team for European Indoors

A strong Irish team of 16 athletes have been selected for next month's European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow.

MORE

Athletics: Cillín Greene capitalises on Thomas Barr controversy

The indoor 400m is renowned as a full-contact sport, with Thomas Barr feeling the full brunt of it yesterday in Abbotstown, as his bid for the Irish indoor title was shunted aside by rival Andrew Mellon.

MORE

Athletics: Mageean shows medal form ahead of Euros

Ciara Mageean will go to next week’s European Indoor Championships in Glasgow as a strong medal contender in the 1500m after a highly impressive victory at the national indoor arena on Saturday, the 26-year-old coasting to the Irish 3000m title in 9:02.57.

MORE

In-form Ciara Mageean the main draw as elite athletes line out at Irish indoor

Two weeks and counting, and as the days tick away until the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, there’s an extra sense of spectacle surrounding this weekend’s Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships.

MORE

The Big Interview: Shane Healy - From an orphanage to greatest show on earth

The Cathal Dennehy Interview: From a very challenging childhood to the Olympic Games, and the pursuit of his long-lost mother, life has taken some strange twist and turns for Shane Healy. But the 50-year-old is now ready to write a new chapter.

MORE

Mageean targeting European podium

After a flying start to the season, Ciara Mageean is optimistic about her medal chances at next month’s European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, where the 26-year-old is set to take on home favourite Laura Muir over 1500m.

MORE

Mageean smashes Irish record in Athlone

Two questions, brilliantly answered, and in the space of 10 minutes two genuine medal contenders had emerged for Ireland ahead of next month’s European Indoor Championships.

MORE

Memorable week for Phil Healy and Ciara Mageean

Phil Healy and Ciara Mageean starred internationally with good early season form while there was a host of championship best performances at the Irish Life Health U20 & U23 Championships in Athlone over the weekend.

MORE

Barr approaching 2019 season in confident mood

Thomas Barr is set for some new challenges in 2019 with his first major indoor championships on the horizon and a distinct possibility of building on his medal success in Berlin last summer.

MORE

The Irish running rivalry fuelled by hate: 'I needed that f****** resentment and bitterness. I love it. I get off on it'

It was one of the most bitter and brilliant rivalries in the annals of Irish athletics, and 10 years on from its apex, the feelings still linger for David Campbell and Thomas Chamney. From selection scandals to doping dilemmas, dream races to nightmare injuries, they now open up to Cathal Dennehy about what brought their careers together — and ultimately drove them apart.

MORE

Patricia Heberle has a bright vision for Irish athletes

“A straight-talking Aussie with a big heart” – that’s how the Irish team’s Chef de Mission for the Tokyo Olympics was described yesterday by Peter Sherrard, CEO of the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI).

MORE

Olympians plan pathway for brightest young stars

Having been there, done that, Sonia O’Sullivan and David Matthews know all about the path — and indeed pitfalls — between underage and senior success.

MORE

Freddy Sittuk shades it at Clonakilty Marathon

Kenyan runner Freddy Sittuk won a close contest for top honours at Saturday’s annual Clonakilty Marathon as he crossed the finish line in 2:39. 20 , a few strides ahead of Ciaran McKenna who posted 2:39.56.

MORE

Afghan president orders probe into abuse of female athletes

The move follows a report on the alleged sexual abuse of footballers.

MORE

Ireland to send team of 39 athletes to European Cross Country Championships

Ciara Mageean and Kevin Dooney will lead the women's and men's sides.

MORE

Kevin Dooney: ‘These are the days you dream of’

As a famous Irish sportsman likes to say, timing can sometimes beat speed. That was the case yesterday at the Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships in Abbotstown as Raheny’s Kevin Dooney upset favourite Sean Tobin in the senior men’s race with a performance of impressive precision.

MORE

Peter Byrne hoping for champions athletics revival

For Peter Byrne the mission is simple, even if the current landscape makes the realisation of his dream altogether more difficult.

MORE

Shane Ross vows new infrastructure fund will be ‘utterly fair’

Minister for Sport Shane Ross’s ability to get on the winner’s podium was highlighted at yesterday’s meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism, and Sport.

MORE

Ireland to host European Cross Country Championships in 2020

Ireland has won its bid to host the European Cross Country Championships in 2020, it was announced today.

MORE