High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump
Athletics is a sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing and walking. Athlete is a person who participates regularly in sports.
Soccer, Cricket, Rugby, Golf, Tennis, Snooker, Darts, Bowls, Athletics, Horse racing, motor sports, show jumping and many others.
Ireland competes in many sports. These would include golf, sailing, rugby, soccer, athletics, hockey, snooker, boxing, show jumping and horse racing, to name just a few.
Athletics was taken up in Rome as a result of Greek influence. The Romans adopted Greek sports, including athletics, and the Greek gymnasium. In Greece athletics was part of the (ancient) Olympic Games. Athletic contests in running, walking, jumping, and throwing are among the oldest of all sports and their roots are prehistoric. There is evidence of athletic games in Egypt dating to 2250 BC and in Ireland to 1800 BC.
Gaelic Football and Hurling are Ireland's two national sports. Many other sports are played like rugby, soccer, golf, horse racing, show jumping, greyhound racing, athletics, swimming, sailing and many others.
Athletics is popular