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McClenaghan & Connolly Among Nominees For Young Sportsperson 2019

Rhys McClenaghan

World bronze medallist Rhys McClenaghan has once again been shortlisted for the RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year award. McClenaghan collected the gong in 2018 having won gold on the pommel horse at the European Championships and 2019 brought more success for the Down man as he became the first Irish gymnast to medal at the World Championships, claiming a …

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Ciara Mageean On Family Grounding And Vomiting After Races

Ciara Mageean

Despite becoming the first Irish athlete in over two decades to qualify for a world 1500m final Ciara Mageean hasn’t yet reflected on what was one of the fastest races in the event’s history. Just don’t tell her coach Steve Vernon that! “I haven’t and don’t tell Steve I haven’t yet, that’s on my plan of things to do,” jokes …

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World Athletics Body Upholds Russia Track & Field Ban

The governing body of world athletics have maintained the ban on Russia from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF’s taskforce on Russia, said Russian authorities, in the form of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), had to grant access to data from testing …

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WADA Reinstates Russia Doping Agency After Three-Year Ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. “Today, the great majority of WADA’s Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code subject to strict conditions,” WADA president Craig Reedie said. Reedie said the decision “provides a …

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Ciara Mageean Comes Agonisingly Close To 1500m Medal At European Championships

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Ciara Mageean has come fourth in the final of the 1500m event at the European Athletic Championships. The 26-year-old finished second in the semi-final to race favourite Laura Muir of Great Britain, setting up this Sunday evening showdown in Berlin. The Portaferry woman won bronze in the 2016 Amsterdam edition of the European Championships, and going out in lane one, she …

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Ciara Mageean Top Medal Hope On Last Day Of European Championships

Ciara Mageean will take to the track this evening in Berlin for the final of the 1500m event and will be hoping to win Ireland’s second medal at the championships after Thomas Barr’s heroic bronze on Thursday evening.  Mageean ran the ideal race in the semi-final earlier this week, finishing second behind Great Britain’s Laura Muir who is the favourite for …

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Disappointment For Leon Reid In 200m Final

Leon Reid wasn’t thrilled with himself after his 200m finals performance but still managed to do the Irish proud in a very high-quality race. Reid made his first bow as a member of Team Ireland last night with a fantastic showing yesterday to claim second place and with that, a spot in today’s final. Clocking in with a score of …

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Heat Hampers Brendan Boyce Despite Valiant Performance

Ireland’s Brendan Boyce has finished in 19th place in the 50km race walk at the European Championships in Berlin.  In over 30-degree heat, the two-time Olympian produced a fine performance to finish with a time of just over four hours. With a huge amount of support behind him, Boyce was in a medal position at the half-way but dropped back with …

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Ireland Name 42-Person Squad For European Athletics Championships

Athletics Ireland have named their squad for the European Athletics Championships which take place in Berlin next week, August 6th to 12th. Among the squad are nine athletes who competed at the Rio Olympics in 2016, including former European medallists Ciara Mageean and Mark English. English won bronze in 800m event in Zurich in 2014 while Mageean also won bronze in the 1,500m competition in …

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Breaking: Olympic Hero Rob Heffernan Announces His Retirement

After a career that has spanned almost three decades, five-time Olympian Rob Heffernan has announced his retirement.  In his decorated career, the 40-year-old has won a World title in Moscow in 2013, a bronze medal in the European Championships in 2010 and most notably, a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2o12. Heffernan will take up a new …

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