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Irish Pole Vaulting in need of more support

February 22, 2017

A lack of support is stunting the development of pole vaulting as a sport in Ireland, claims DCU student and athlete Brian Flynn. “Although the sport is growing in popularity the whole time, there’s simply

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Behan’s eyes set firmly on Tokyo

February 8, 2017

When twelve-year-old Matthew Behan wandered down to his local athletics club for the first time, he probably did not expect it to alter his life so significantly. Still only 19, Behan’s rapid rise to prominence

Greta Streimikyte's Paralympic performance has made her a national heroine. Credit: Clara Hickey
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Record breaker: Ireland’s Greta Streimikyte

October 26, 2016

On Thursday, September 8th Greta Streimikyte sent shockwaves throughout Ireland when she set a new personal best and national record for the 1,500m long-distance sprint at the event final in this year’s Paralympic Games in

21 February 2015; DCU manager Niall Moyna. Independent.ie Sigerson Cup Final, UCC v DCU. The Mardyke, Cork. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Athletics

Sport in brief

September 28, 2016

Moyna returns DCU Gaelic football manager Niall Moyna has decided to stay on with the 2015 Sigerson Cup winners having initially decided to call it a day, just hours after their after defeat in the

5 March 2016; A general view of the University Men's 8000m race at the GloHealth All-Ireland Schools and Irish Universities Cross Country Championships. Showgrounds, Sligo. Picture credit: Sam Barnes / SPORTSFILE
Athletics

McCarthy wins gold in Sligo

March 23, 2016

DCU’s David McCarthy won the University Intervarsity Men’s Cross-Country race in Sligo on Saturday, March 5th as DCU were the overall winners of the competition for the third year in a row. McCarthy won the

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Murray and DCU win gold in Athlone

February 24, 2016

DCU won the overall competition at the Irish University Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, February 12th in Athlone.

DCU Athletes after completing the IUAA Road Race. Credit: Lilly-Ann O'Hora
Athletics

DCU Road Runners storm to victory

December 2, 2015

This year’s Road Relay Championships were like no other, with a stellar line up and beautiful weather, the Irish Universities Athletics Association Championships were ready for a show, and DCU were ready to perform.

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Clean sweep for DCU Athletics in Waterford IT

April 30, 2014

Following another tremendous year in the Outdoor Track and Field Championship down in Waterford IT, Cian Roche caught up with DCU Athletics Academy director, Enda Fitzpatrick.

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DCU take home cross country title

March 19, 2014

DCU’s Athleitcs Club put in another strong performance at the recent intervarsity cross country championship, taking home the men’s title.

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DCU leading the race in Irish athletics

November 6, 2013

Director of DCU Athletics Academy, Enda Fitzpatrick talks about how the athletics programme in DCU is the best in the country and should act as a template for other colleges.

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Successful year for DCU Sports stars on national stage

April 3, 2013

DCU has had a great sporting year collegiately but the worldwide sporting landscape has also felt the impact of the college. Inter country GAA, international rugby and world athletics have all been areas where DCU

2013 European Indoor Athletics Championships - Sunday 3rd March
Athletics

Britton storms home for Bronze

March 6, 2013

Former DCU student Fionnuala Britton produced a lightning quick last lap to claim a bronze medal in the women’s 3,000 metre final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Gothenburg on Sunday. With one lap

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Gregan records European leading time in season opener

February 6, 2013

DCU student Brian Gregan qualified for the European Indoor Championships in style last week by setting an indoor personal best for the 400m. Gregan’s time was the fastest by a European this season and the

18th SPAR European Cross Country Championships 2011
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Superb Britton retains her European title

December 12, 2012

Guts and talent, but mostly guts. Those were the overriding factors that carried Fionnuala Britton to a second successive European Cross-County title, the first ever female athlete to achieve such a feat. And given that

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Gregan condemns OCI policy as ‘ridiculous’

November 28, 2012

Three tenths of a second outside the Olympic A standard, 400m sprinter Brian Gregan is adamant he should have been selected to compete in London. It would be easy to forgive Brian Gregan if he

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Fitzpatrick takes umbrage with ‘flawed system’

November 14, 2012

Though a handful of athletes moulded by DCU’s Athletics Academy represented Ireland at the recent Olympics, Director Enda Fitzpatrick laments those who were not afforded the chance to compete. In 2004, not one track and