BLOG: Surgery

As many of you have seen on social media, yesterday I underwent a second surgery on my left lower leg in a bid to address the chronic Achilles pain I’ve had since 2012. Read more


Larry Ryan Interview: Ciarán Ó Lionaird, National Indoor Championships

A late withdrawal from the National Indoor Championships, Ciarán Ó Lionaird reflects instead on the dunes of Owenahincha — and Tallahassee in Florida. Read more


Proper, O’Lionaird and English all hoping to shine at National Indoors this weekend

Ó Lionáird also confirmed he was likely to take part in both the 1500m and 3000m this weekend but was unsure what he’d focus on for the Europeans. However, having finished third over the longer distance two years ago, the 26-year old admits he has unfinished business in that event. Read more


O’Lionaird avoiding the distraction of the ‘Asafa Powell in Athlone’ issue

Tomorrow Athlone Institute of Technology plays host to its second annual Grand Prix. It will feature some big names from the athletics world including former 100 metre record holder Asafa Powell. Ireland’s Ciaran O’Lionaird will also be taking part as his 2015 builds up. Read more


Armory Track Invitational 2015

Men’s Distance Medley Relay Invitational – Ireland 2nd : Time: 9:25.37
D Murray (2:53.17), B Gregan (47.40), M English (1:46.59), C O’Lionaird (3:58.23). Read more


O’Lionaird’s Workout Wednesday

Flotrack caught up with Ciaran O’Lionard for a workout at 5000 ft. in Sedona, Arizona with Oregon Track Club teammate Ben Blankenship. Read more


Junior training insights

It seems that in the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion and dialogue surrounding the training of junior athletes in Ireland. Read more


Ciaran O’Lionaird makes European final in Zurich

Ciaran O’Lionaird who ran strongly in a messy first heat of the 1,500m when a bump on the back straight of the final lap looked to have scuppered his chances. The Irish athlete finished seventh in a time of 3:39.79 and qualified for the final as the third of four fastest losers. Read more


O’Lionard secures European championships slot

Ciaran O’Lionard shot to victory at today’s Glo Health national senior track and field championships taking 1500-metre gold and a European championship slot. O’Lionard, Paul Robinson John Travers and Dave McCarthy all have the standard for next month’s European championships, as only three athletes can enter per country. Read more


O’Lionaird Named Athlete of the Meet at GloHealth Track and Field Champs

Ciaran O’Lionaird was named as the Athlete of the Meet on Day Two of the GloHealth Senior Track and Field Championships after winning the 1500m. With four qualifiers for the European Championships; Paul Robinson (St.Coca’s AC), David McCarthy (West Waterford AC), Ciaran O’Lionaird (Leevale AC) and John Travers (Donore Harriers) the winner was guaranteed a spot on the team for Europeans making for an intensely competitive race. Read more


O’Lionaird makes it four qualifiers in the 1500m for the European Championships

The Men’s 1500m Final will be one of the races of the day at GloHealth Senior Track and Field Championships on Sunday 20th July as there are now four 1500m qualifiers for the European Track and Field Championships with Ciaran O’Lionaird running 3:37.72 last night to win at the Watford BMC, inside the qualification standard of 3:39.30. Read more


O’Lionaird ready for an extra special mile in Euro bid

The Oregon-based Leevale star, who had major Achilles surgery with famous Swedish surgeon Dr Hakan Alfredson last October, had his first race in a year in late April. Read more


O’Lionaird back on track after painful lost year

Ciaran O’Lionaird will make his long-awaited return to competition in the mile at the Drake Relays in Iowa tomorrow, a full year since his last race. Read more


Mad Len Strikes Back

It’s part two of our engaging interview with Ciarán Ó Lionáird where he tells us about a typical day of training up at altitude. Read more


Ciaran O’Lionaird talks to Off The Ball

Ciaran O’Lionaird burst back onto our sporting radar last March at the European Indoors. He’s now building to this year’s Europeans in Zurich and joined us in studio.

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