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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

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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

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The best coach you’ve never heard of

October 31, 2012

Prodigious athletics coach Brother Colm O’ Connell tells Will Slattery the secret to his success. For many sports fans in Western Europe the dominance of Kenyan middle distance runners has made the sport all too

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Olympic champion owes all to Brother Colm

October 19, 2012

Alongside King David there will always be Brother Colm. One man is the tall elegant Kenyan runner who with each race defies what can be done at 800m. The other is a small Irish catholic

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‘To be so close was gutting’

October 17, 2012

Despite missing out on Olympic qualification by .02 of a second, DCU’s Steven Colvert enjoyed a progressive season on the track, but as he tells Eoghan Cormican, it was ultimately one tinged with regret. Three