Athletics

University of Arkansas unveil new Frank O’Mara Track and Field High Performance Centre

By Benjamin Geary / September 16, 2021 /

The division 1 college named their new high performance centre after three-time olympian and alumni Frank O’Mara, who originally hails from Limerick city. The University of Arkansas is known partly for its stellar contributions to the sport of track and field, producing a number of olympians, paralympians and world champions over the years. More recently,…

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Limerick’s Sarah Lavin kicks off her Olympic campaign on busy Saturday for Team Ireland

By Joe Saunders / July 30, 2021 /

There’s plenty of Irish action at the Tokyo Olympics over the next 24 hours with Limerick’s Sarah Lavin kicking off her campaign in the 100m Hurdles. As the track and field starts today, Ireland currently have one gold and a bronze medal and there’s lots of hope in the golf too. At the halfway stage,…

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WATCH: Carolyn Hayes’ ‘dream come true’ after representing Ireland at the Olympics with courageous triathlon display

By Joe Saunders / July 27, 2021 /

Limerick triathlete Carolyn Hayes has said that representing Ireland at the Olympics is a ‘dream come true’. The 33-year-old Newcastle West woman performed valiantly into the early hours of the Irish morning, finishing 23rd with a time of 2:02:10. Hayes said that the race didn’t get off to the best of starts for herself early…

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Limerick’s Olympians: Carolyn Hayes’ perseverance pays off as she prepares for first Olympic Games

By Mark Reilly / July 23, 2021 /

Limerick will be represented by a number of athletes at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo in the form of Roisin Upton, Carolyn Hayes, Sarah Lavin and Greg O’Shea. Roisin Upton Greg O’Shea Sarah Lavin Newcastle West native and triathlete Carolyn Hayes looks to get ready to compete for this summer’s upcoming Olympic games in…

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Limerick’s Olympians: Sarah Lavin set for Tokyo takeoff

By Benjamin Geary / July 23, 2021 /

Limerick will be represented by a number of athletes at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo in the form of Roisin Upton, Carolyn Hayes, Sarah Lavin and Greg O’Shea. Roisin Upton Carolyn Hayes Greg O’Shea A supreme 2021 secured Sarah Lavin’s spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We have a look back on the years…

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Limerick’s Sarah Lavin chosen to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

By Jack Neville / July 9, 2021 /

Off the back of a stellar 2021 thus far, Limerick’s Sarah Lavin has been chosen to take part in the Tokyo Olympics. Lavin is one of 25 Irish athletes chosen to represent Team Ireland on the track and field at the games. The Lisnagry woman will compete at the 100m Hurdles at the games which…

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Sarah Lavin dedicates 100m national race win to an old friend

By Joe Saunders / June 28, 2021 /

LIMERICK athlete Sarah Lavin of Emerald AC is in good stead to gain Olympic qualification after her 100m hurdles victory in Dublin on Sunday. Lavin (27), recorded her second fastest ever time, running the race in just 13.17 seconds. It came just over a week after she broke her own personal record, finishing in 12.95…

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Limerick’s Carolyn Hayes selected to represent Ireland at Tokyo Olympics

By Joe Saunders / June 28, 2021 /

Newcastle West triathlete Carolyn Hayes has been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. Hayes (33), will compete in the Individual Women’s event over the 26-27 July. The Women’s Individual event starts at 6:30 in the morning of July 26. Speaking about the selection, Hayes said: “It is incredible to be…

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Limerick Hurdler Sarah Lavin looks Tokyo Bound

By Mark Reilly / June 21, 2021 /

Sarah Lavin, Limerick hurdler made a huge statement in her attempts to secure Olympic qualification. She became only the second Irish Woman to break the 13-second barrier in the 100m Hurdles, following only Derval O’Rourke in doing so. The 27-year-old from Lisnagry ran in 12.95 seconds at the World Athletics Continental Tour silver meeting in…

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Limerick’s Carolyn Hayes moves closer to Olympic Qualification after podium finish at World Triathon Cup Lisbon

By Jack Neville / May 25, 2021 /

Limerick woman Carolyn Hayes just missed out on first place in the World Triathlon Cup Lisbon in Portugal over the weekend. “I want to go to the Olympics and I hope that’s enough.” Those were the words of Newcastle West’s Carolyn Hayes after she finished second at the World Triathon Cup Lisbon on Sunday. After…

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