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From The42 Irish sprint relay team again show all their potential in Yokohama 4x100m

Irish sprint relay team again show all their potential in Yokohama

The quartet of Ciara Neville, Patience Jumbo Gula, Rhasidat Adeleke and Gina Akpe Moses produced another brilliant performance today.

From The42 Bronze Age back for Ireland as 'delighted' English and Mageean bask in European glory Picture Perfect

Bronze Age back for Ireland as 'delighted' English and Mageean bask in European glory

It was a Sunday night to remember in Glasgow.

From The42 Fall ends rising star Healy's hopes of medal at European Cross Country Tilburg 2018

Fall ends rising star Healy's hopes of medal at European Cross Country

There were strong performances from Sara Treacy, Sean Tobin and Ryan Forsyth in Tilburg.

From The42 Phil Healy breaks 23-second barrier to set new Irish 200 metre record

Phil Healy breaks 23-second barrier to set new Irish 200 metre record

Healy’s time of 22.99 eclipses the 17-year-old record set by Sarah Reilly.

From The42 In pics: Irish athletes return from U20 world championships with medals in tow Irish Athletics

In pics: Irish athletes return from U20 world championships with medals in tow

Sommer Lecky and the 4×100 metre relay team touched down in Dublin airport to huge congratulations this afternoon.

From The42 History makers! Ireland women's relay team take silver medal at World U20 Championships World Championships This post contains videos

History makers! Ireland women's relay team take silver medal at World U20 Championships

Ireland took silver following a strong performance in Finland on Saturday afternoon at the U20s IAAF World Championships.

From The42 From 100m gold to English Paper 1: Meet the Irish teenage sprint star on track for glory High Flyer

From 100m gold to English Paper 1: Meet the Irish teenage sprint star on track for glory

Emerging talent Ciara Neville speaks to The42 about balancing her time between training and study as she continues her rise in athletics.

From The42 Anonymous donor steps in to fund new €3 million UCD running track Great News

Anonymous donor steps in to fund new €3 million UCD running track

The university has confirmed the plans this evening.

From The42 Ireland's record-breaker McCormack ready for tilt at third European title Evergreen

Ireland's record-breaker McCormack ready for tilt at third European title

The 33-year-old leads the Irish medal hopes at the European Cross Country Championships next month.

From The42 'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else' The Long Road Back

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'

Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.

From The42 'It was the best and most satisfying year of my life but also the toughest. It was emotional' Interview

'It was the best and most satisfying year of my life but also the toughest. It was emotional'

Thomas Barr visited The42 to look back on 12 months of exhilarating highs and testing lows in a wide-ranging interview.

From The42 'It's very tough knowing you're standing on the track with potential drug cheats' Family Affair

'It's very tough knowing you're standing on the track with potential drug cheats'

It’s been a contrasting few years for hurdling siblings Thomas and Jessie Barr.

From The42 One of Ireland's brightest track prospects is one race away from another European medal In The Hunt

One of Ireland's brightest track prospects is one race away from another European medal

Mark English will look to add an indoor medal to his haul tomorrow afternoon.

From The42 Snapshot: Donegal's Mark English brings home the bronze from European Champs Made His Mark

Snapshot: Donegal's Mark English brings home the bronze from European Champs

The 21-year-old made the podium in the 800m and also helped the 400m relay team set a new national record.

From The42 World's fastest man Usain Bolt to visit Donegal next year Bolt

World's fastest man Usain Bolt to visit Donegal next year

Irish manager Patsy McGonagle, who receives the Freedom of Donegal County today, says one of sport’s biggest names is heading to the hills next year.

From The42 There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan Interview

There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan

The race walker also suggested the government should provide sport in this country with significant funding.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: Sometimes the medals go to those who want them the most Conjecture

Ailis McSweeney: Sometimes the medals go to those who want them the most

Our columnist gives a review and analysis of what was one of the most successful Olympic Games ever from an Irish supporter’s perspective.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: Derval can deliver on biggest stage London 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Derval can deliver on biggest stage

The Cork-born hurdler is built to perform when the championship pressure is on, writes her training partner Ailis McSweeney.

From The42 Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney London 2012

Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney

The Leevale athlete is expecting strong performances from the likes of Derval O’Rourke and Fionnuala Britton.

A VERY DISAPPOINTED David Gillick missed out on a medal in the men’s 400m final, finishing fifth. Belgian Kevin Borlée beat his twin brother to take gold, ahead of Britain’s Michael Bingham and Martyn Rooney. They took silver and bronze respectively.

IRELAND’S DERVAL O’ROURKE has won her opening round heat for the women’s 100 metre hurdles at the European Championships, and appeared to finish with ease. Her time of 12.88 seconds is an Irish season best.

O’Rourke will race in tomorrow’s semi-final at 7.05pm.

Paul Hession finished sixth in the men’s 200 metre final, with France’s Christophe Lemaitre taking the gold in a very close finish against Christian Malcolm of Britain.

Niamh Whelan qualified for this evening’s 200 metre semi-finals as a fastest loser, but didn’t manage a spot in the final.

Robert Heffernan finished fourth in the 50km walk, having finished in fourth in Tuesday’s 20km race, too. He set a new national record in the process, with his time of 3:45:30 for the 50km.

Deirdre Ryan recorded a personal best today, too, when she reached 1.87 metres in the high jump qualifier. She missed out on the final, though, as she didn’t meet the 1.92 metre target height.

Two more Irish athletes will be competing this evening in Barcelona. Fionnuala Britton races in the 3,000 metre Steeplechase and David Gillick will run the 400 metre final.