Athletics

The Athea Brothers who took on the world and won

By Ronan Coughlan / April 7, 2020 /

What research tells us is that sibling rivalries often produce great results, but to have one child in a family go on to reach a world stage is fantastic, but what about having two? You will have to go to the small town of Athea in Limerick in discover the Ahearne Brothers, who excelled on…

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Limerick’s Jim Hogan, a man who fulfilled his potential wearing a Great Britain singlet

By Ronan Coughlan / March 28, 2020 /

JIM HOGAN’S story in athletics is no ordinary one certainly not all plain sailing. The year was 1966 in Budapest, where the Irishman crossed over the line in his English vest, as the European Gold Medal winner with a time of 2:20:04 in the Marathon.  You’d be forgiven for reading that introduction twice upon discovering…

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WATCH: OTD in 1979 Treacy Wins Back to Back Worlds in Limerick

By Raffaele Rocca / March 25, 2020 /

On this Day 25 March 1978 John Treacy won the 1st of 2 successive World XC Champs in the mud and snow at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow. The following year the Waterford man would go on to retain his title on that never to be forgotten day in front of 25k spectators at Greenmount Racecourse…

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2020 Olympics Postponed to 2021

By Raffaele Rocca / March 24, 2020 /

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have confirmed the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games. Earlier this morning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revealed that he had conversations with the head of the IOC, Thomas Bach and both agreed on the idea of dealing the games by one year. Following on from that, the IOC this…

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WATCH: Neville cruises to 60m sprint national title

By John Keogh / March 2, 2020 /

Limerick’s Ciara Neville is basking in glory this Monday morning after winning the Women’s 60 metre title at the National Indoor Athletics Championships. Neville came first on a time of 7.32 seconds to beat her competitors at the National Indoor Arena. Click below to see the race.

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WATCH: Regeneron Great Limerick Run Launches for 2020

By Raffaele Rocca / January 21, 2020 /

Regeneron Great Limerick Run celebrates new decade determined to take event to another level Up to 15,000 people are expected to register for the 2020 Regeneron Great Limerick Run, the largest amount ever to take part in the event. The 2020 version of the single biggest mass participation event outside of Dublin was launched today…

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What happens when the heart just stops, but the body goes on living?

By Niall O'Carroll / November 28, 2019 /

They say an athlete dies twice. Well in my work and research I have had the pleasure to sit down with Olympic Champions, World record-holders and professionals from a host of sports around the globe. I have built a four-pillar transition model based on my findings from research which suggest that Planning, Support Structure, Education…

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Blind/vision impaired children and school friends take on new sports challenge at UL

By Ronan Coughlan / November 28, 2019 /

Vision Sports Ireland in association with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) will encourage children with or without a vision impairment to participate in the forthcoming Inclusion Games with the sole purpose of trying out new sports. The Mid West Vision Sports Inclusion Games takes place on Thursday 5th December at the University…

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“We all choke. Winners know how to handle choking better than losers.”

By Niall O'Carroll / November 27, 2019 /

The week Niall O’Carroll examines ‘choking’, the science behind it and what separates our responses. “And in the darkened underpass, I thought, ‘Oh God, my chance has come at last’ (but then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn’t ask)” The Smiths, There is A Light That Never Goes Out “I mistimed it.…

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Limerick’s Laura Stack & Grace Culhane Receive Trinity Sports Scholarships

By Raffaele Rocca / November 1, 2019 /

Trinity Sport in association with Bank of Ireland officially unveiled its sport scholars for the 2019 – 2020 season on Tuesday, 29th October at an event for family and friends in the Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin. This year’s awardees, comprising of 40 Trinity Sport scholars and 25 Club Academy scholars including Limerick athletes Laura…

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