Mageean and English triumph in Glasgow as Healy gets clipped

Mageean and English triumph in Glasgow as Healy gets clipped

A blistering night for Ireland at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow saw Ciara Mageean qualify for Sunday’s 1500m final and Mark English win his heat of the 800m as both former European medallists continued their return to form.

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Mark English wins his 800m heat at European Indoors

Mark English wins his 800m heat at European Indoors

Mark English has scored an impressive victory in winning his 800m heat at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow.

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Ciara Mageean qualifies for 1500m final at European Indoors

Ciara Mageean qualifies for 1500m final at European Indoors

Ciara Mageean has qualified for the women’s 1500m final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow.

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'This is really good for a country of our size' - Irish athletes continue the Friday feeling in Berlin

'This is really good for a country of our size' - Irish athletes continue the Friday feeling in Berlin

Following Thomas Barr’s bronze medal in the 400m hurdles last night, Phil Healy and Ciara Mageean have maintained the Friday feeling for Irish athletics at the European Championships in Berlin, with Mageean booking a place in Sunday’s 1500m final.

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Watch Thomas Barr show off his hurdling skills in the 4x400m relay

Watch Thomas Barr show off his hurdling skills in the 4x400m relay

Not content with winning bronze in the men’s 400m hurdles last night in Berlin, Thomas Barr showed off his hurdling skills in this morning's 4x400m relay race.

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Phil Healy and Ciara Mageean progress at European Athletics Championships

Phil Healy and Ciara Mageean progress at European Athletics Championships

Phil Healy and Ciara Mageean have shown the way for Ireland on Day 4 of the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, both progressing through their first-round heats.

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Brendan Boyce reveals he was close to not racing in European Athletics Championships

Brendan Boyce reveals he was close to not racing in European Athletics Championships

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.

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Update: Brendan Boyce finishes 19th in 50km walk at European Championships

Update: Brendan Boyce finishes 19th in 50km walk at European Championships

Brendan Boyce has had a 19th place finish in the 50-kilometre walk at the European Athletic Championships in Berlin.

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Gillick going strong as Ireland through to 4x400m relay final

Gillick going strong as Ireland through to 4x400m relay final

The long career of David Gillick has been extended further by Ireland’s qualification for the final of the men’s 4x400m relay at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, writes Will Downing.

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Foster and Lawler stand out for Ireland at European Athletics Championships

Foster and Lawler stand out for Ireland at European Athletics Championships

With the Dutch hosts striking 100m gold, Amy Foster and Marcus Lawler put in the best performances from Irish athletes on DayTwo of the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, writes Will Downing.

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Incroyable! French relay runner's astounding final leg snatches gold at the line

Incroyable! French relay runner's astounding final leg snatches gold at the line

France won the women's 4x400m relay final in Zurich yesterday with a final leg from Floria Guei that has to be seen to be believed.

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O'Lionaird falls on bittersweet final day in Zurich for Team Ireland

O'Lionaird falls on bittersweet final day in Zurich for Team Ireland

A bittersweet final day for Ireland at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich saw fourth and fifth places achieved, with another national record taken – but so much more was possible.

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French ace stripped of gold after taking off vest during race

French ace stripped of gold after taking off vest during race

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of his 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the European Championships for removing his vest on the home straight.

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Proper and McMahon bow out in Zurich

Proper and McMahon bow out in Zurich

Kelly Proper and Christine McMahon bowed out in their respective semi-finals at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich – but Proper still scored a lifetime best in exiting the 200m.

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Cragg drops out of 5000m

Derval O’Rourke claimed Ireland’s first medal of the European Championships tonight but there was not quite such good news in the final of the men’s 5,000m, as Alistair Cragg, who had led the race with seven laps to go, dropped out before the finish.

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O'Rourke: I can't complain with silver

Derval O'Rourke pulled another top drawer performance out of the bag to win a precious silver medal in tonight's 100m hurdles at the European Championships in Barcelona.

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Silver medal for O'Rourke in Barcelona

Derval O'Rourke has won a silver medal for Ireland in the women's 100m hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona.

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O'Rourke through to 100m hurdles final

Derval O'Rourke is through to the final of the women's 100m hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona tonight.

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Irish women set two new relay records

Irish women set two new relay records

Both of the Ireland women's relay teams just missed out on qualification for their respective finals at the European Championships in Barcelona this morning, but they had the consolation of setting new national records.

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Ennis faces Euro scrap

Ennis faces Euro scrap

Britain’s Jessica Ennis was today facing a nerve-wracking battle to add the European Championship heptathlon title to her medal collection.

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Irish women's relay team set new national record

Irish women's relay team set new national record

The Ireland women's relay team just missed out on a place in the 4x100 metres relay final at the European Championships in Barcelona this morning.

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Gillick pulls out of relay heat

David Gillick has pulled out of the Irish team for the men's 4x400m relay heat.

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Gillick's medal bid fails

David Gillick's attempt to win Ireland's first medal at the European Championships ended in disappointment tonight as he finished fifth in the 400m final.

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Heartbreak for Gillick at European Champions

One of Ireland’s best medal hopes missed out at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona tonight.

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Hession reflects on sixth-place finish

Hession reflects on sixth-place finish

There were no excuses from Paul Hession after he finished a disappointing sixth in tonight's 200m final at the European Championships.

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No luck for Whelan in 200m Women’s semi-final

No luck for Whelan in 200m Women’s semi-final

Irish athlete Niamh Whelan has fallen short in her bid to qualify for the finals of the Women’s 200m event at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona this evening.

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Hession sixth in 200m final

Hession sixth in 200m final

Irish athlete Paul Hession has finished sixth in the final of the Men's 200m event at the European Athletic Championships in Barcelona this evening.

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Easy does it for O'Rourke

Derval O'Rourke's love affair with Championship racing was evident once again as she blasted through this morning's 100m hurdles heats at the European Championships in Barcelona.

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Performance was everything for heroic Heffernan

Performance was everything for heroic Heffernan

Rob Heffernan showed remarkable strength to finish in fourth place in this morning's 50km walk at the European Championships, just three days after claiming fourth in the 20km walk.

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Heffernan finishes fourth in 50km walk

Ireland’s Robert Heffernan today set a new national record as he finished fourth for the second time in four days in the European Championships in Barcelona.

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O'Rourke wins 100m hurdles first round heat

Derval O'Rourke has won her 100 metres hurdles heat at the European Championships in Barcelona this morning.

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Cragg goes through as a fastest loser

Alistair Cragg had a nervous wait before his qualification for Saturday's 5000m final at the European Athletics Championships was confirmed.

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Hession clears first hurdle in Barcelona

Hession clears first hurdle in Barcelona

Paul Hession progressed through the opening round heats of the 200m this morning at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona.

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Gillick qualifies with season's best

Ireland's David Gillick ran a season's best of 44.79 seconds at Barcelona's Olympic Stadium to qualify for the 400m final at the European Athletics Championships.

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Stomach bug blamed for Loughnane exit

Stomach bug blamed for Loughnane exit

Olive Loughnane was in philosophical mood as she reflected on her disappointing exit from this morning's 20km walk at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona.

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McCarthy through to semi-finals of 800m

Irish athlete David McCarthy has qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s 800m at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona today.

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McSweeney through to semis

Sprinter Ailis McSweeney has qualified for tomorrow's Women's 100m semi-finals on day two of the European championships in Barcelona.

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No problems for Gillick in 400m qualifying

David Gillick, who has high hopes of a podium finish in Barcelona, comfortably negotiated the opening round of the 400 metres at the European Athletics Championships this morning.

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Irish women fail to qualify for 400m hurdles final

Three Irish athletes failed to qualify for the finals of the Women’s 400m hurdles event at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona today.

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Heffernan just misses out on medal

Rob Heffernan, one of the first Irish athletes in action at the Europan Athletics Championships in Barcelona, was just 11 seconds away from winning a bronze medal in the 20km walk.

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