Category Archives: Sports Events

Sexy, Sexy, Sexy and Wild at the Achill Marathon 2017 (July)

You like sexy, don’t you? Well, let me tell you, dear reader, that I had the sexiest time of my life in Achill at the weekend. No bull. No horns. Just sexy in the most psychologically mind glowingly amazing way … Continue reading

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24 Hours on the Run at the Belfast 24 Hour World Championships

The intense excitement of a child going to Disneyland is what I feel when hurtling through time and space towards Belfast. (BELFAST 24 ALBUMS ARE HERE #1, #2.1, #2.2, #3, #4, #5, #6 )

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The COW-boy ‘tographer Shoots Gaelforce West 2017

Ye haw! After a 7am in the mornin’ hike up the misty holy mountain known as Croagh Patrick, I set me down and wait for the participants to arrive. (All photos here over the next few days). I got ma … Continue reading

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Tri of the Tiger at the Lough Cutra Triathlon 2017

Locked and loaded minutes before the winning triathlete reaches the 70km mark (where I’m positioned for today’s photographic extravaganza), I decide to blast out Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger and put it on repeat because, well, it’s a gosh darned … Continue reading

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One for the Family at the Lakes of Killarney Marathon 2017

A car exploding into flame on my route down to Kerry for the Lakes of Killarney Marathon 2017 meant that traffic on the motorway was halted for about half an hour. It always hits me as strange how there’s a … Continue reading

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Smiles & Miles at the Great Limerick Run 2017

“What are you taking pictures for?” One of a trio of ladies asks me as she’s going by. “The Galway Cow, missus,” I say, “have you heard of it?” “Arrah, no,” she says, “but sure you can take our picture … Continue reading

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On my Knees Photographing the London Marathon 2017

Even carefully laid plans often go tits up, or maybe I am just unfortunate. The following details my experience taking around 16,000 photos of the London Marathon 2017. (There is a total of 17 albums of photographs of the 2017 … Continue reading

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Children of the Road at the Clonakilty Marathon 2016 (Part II of II)

Trapped! It looks like I’m going to spend the whole day locked in this house in Clonakilty instead of photographing the marathon here. (Photos here -albums: #1, #2, #3 ) “If you’re last out, lock the door and leave the … Continue reading

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More Than a Marathon in Clonakilty 2016 (Part 1 of 2)

Hospitalisation seeming like a very real necessity to him, at mile 97, is the climax of Ray O’Connor’s humourous description of his first ever attempt to run 100 miles in the annual Connemara ultra run of which he is the … Continue reading

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Play Misty For Me at the Eddie Murphy Memorial Marathon 2016

“You wouldn’t put a cow out in it,” jests one of the competitors in reference to how cold the day is. Alas, I’m a bit slow and it takes a second before I realise he’s referring to me. (All photos … Continue reading

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