Athletics

Sarah Lavin continues blistering form to take Gold in Germany

By Jack Neville / May 26, 2022 /

Limerick hurdler Sarah Lavin put in a dazzling performance at the Anhalt meeting in Germany to claim Gold for Ireland.

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“I’m just grateful the way in played out” | World Indoor Finalist Sarah Lavin on recent success

By Christian Conroy / March 22, 2022 /

Limerick’s Sarah Lavin recently placed 7th at the finals of the World Indoor Championships for Athletics over the weekend, breaking her PB in the process.

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Limerick’s Sarah Lavin reached World Indoor Championship final after record setting weekend

By Christian Conroy / March 21, 2022 /

It was a memorable weekend for Limerick’s Sarah Lavin as she finished seventh at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade with a number of personal bests.

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Council To Commence Work On World Class Athletics Hub In Newcastlewest

By Raffaele Rocca / December 17, 2021 /

Limerick City and County Council has appointed contractors Sole Sports & Leisure Limited to begin construction of a new Regional Athletics Hub in Newcastle West in the coming weeks. The new Regional Athletics Hub on the Cork Road in the town includes the construction of an athletics track to international World Athletics standard, floodlights and all associated track facilities, which…

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STREAM | Launch of Ronnie Long’s autobiography “The Long Road” to be live streamed on Friday evening

By Benjamin Geary / November 4, 2021 /

The autobiography of Limerick sporting legend Ronnie Long will be streamed by Sporting Limerick on Friday November 5th at 7pm. Friday November 5th will see the launch of The Long Road, the much-anticipated memoirs of one of Limerick best renowned sporting legends, Ronnie Long. The pages will be packed with 86 years of sporting and…

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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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