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


Following surgery, Ciaran O’Lionaird is on the road to recovery


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


Achilles healed; Ó Lionáird back on track

Ó Lionáird delves deep into his recent history, both on and off the track, and explains why he absolutely despises cross training, and how he made it back to fitness despite having a career-threatening injury for 18 months. 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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