Wexford Youths’ Kylie Murphy with the FAI Continental Tyres Women’s Cup, one of three titles claimed by the side. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wexford Youths captain delighted to seal the treble with National League title victory

 Rory McIlroy hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at The K Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

With so much sport on TV, bloopers were – mostly enjoyably – inevitable

ScrumQueens.com founder has moved from playing and promoting the women’s game to fighting Brexit

Andrea Bocelli  waving to the crowd in the King Power Stadium  as Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri looks on. Photograph:  Reuters

If you’d recounted the scene to a Garda you’d have been told to step out of the car

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is now just two points away from leading his team to a miraculous first Premier League title. Photo: Reuters

Claudio Ranieri is winning hearts all around though World Snooker certainly is not

Hermes haven’t won a national trophy since their All-Ireland Club Championship success in 2008. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In-form Dublin club this week announced their merger with Monkstown

Hermes’ Emma Gray: “Playing top quality games week in week out has been exciting.” Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

‘The league is exposing a wider group of players to better hockey,’ says ex-Ireland goalkeeper

British astronaut Tim Peake running the route of the London Marathon while strapped to a treadmill at the International Space Station. Photo: European Space Agency/PA Wire

Charlie Long set the record for the fastest marathon dressed as a bottle in London

Former U-19 Ireland captain Chloe Mustkai is slowly getting her life back following a serious illness Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former U-19 Ireland captain is slowly getting her life back following her serious illness

Ashling Thompson: “If it wasn’t for camogie I probably wouldn’t be here right now. It saved my life.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Sports can be a life saver, thanks to the kindness of good team-mates

Geraldine McLaughlin is chaired shoulder high after scoring 3-8 in Termon’s win over  Cork side Mourneabey in the All-Ireland club final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Donegal star a huge factor in the success of her college, club Termon and county

It’s now left to Pegasus, Railway Union and UCD to battle it out for the last two places in the season’s finale. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pegasus, on 32 points, in pole position to join the already-qualified Hermes and Ulster Elks

Nina Carberry celebrates as she comes into the winner’s enclosure on On The Fringe after winning the Foxhunter Chase on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

Outstanding female jockey rewarded for another Cheltenham Festival success

Cliodhna Sargent in action for Ireland.

Ireland hockey stalwart is third Irish woman to reach double century

 Ireland’s Cliodhna Sargent won her 200th cap in New Zealand on Sunday, where the Irish finished fifth in the Hawkes Bay Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Fifth place finish for spirited Irish squad in Hawkes Bay Cup

Easy does it: US golfer Jordan Spieth lines up a putt on the 18th green  in Augusta. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

If Jordan Spieth was on board Rule the World, he’d still be lining up that first Aintree fence

Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran was in fine form for Ireland against Australia but couldn’t prevent a 3-0 defeat. Photograph: John Cowpland/Inpho

Ayeisha McFerran excels as Ireland beaten by the third best team in the world

Savannah McCarthy has captained her country at every underage level. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Kerry woman has achieved her childhood goals and is now eyeing U-19 Euros

Nicole Lynch became the first Irish female rider to compete in the World Superbike Championship when she took part in the European Junior Cup in Spain. Photograph: Silver Image

‘You’re there to race, you’re there to go fast, you can’t let a crash set you back’

 Carlos Brathwaite is besieged by media and teammates as he celebrates the West Indies’ victory over England in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata. Photograph: DIbyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

David Lloyd was ready to pop champagne corks in honour of an England victory

Irish Badminton international Chloe Magee has already competed at the Beijing and London Olympic Games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

The Badminton professional hopes to make it to her third Olympics this year

Rob Heffernan, who has been awarded an Olympic bronze medal. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s latest Olympic hero deserved to be paraded down O’Connell Street

(From left) Jacqui Hurley (RTÉ), Marie Crowe (UTV), Mary Hannigan (The Irish Times) and Maura Treasa Ní Dhubhghail (TG4). Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

These three broadcasters prove sports journalism is no longer the preserve of men

Serena, meanwhile, humbly suggested, that women players “shouldn’t have to drop to our knees at any point”, and you kind of had to slap yourself in the face and rewind the clip to even believe she had to utter the line. 

Serb actually made unintentional case for women players being paid more

Dylan Hartley (left) and Billy Vunipola of England celebrate with the trophy following their 31-21 victory over France to win the Six Nations grand slam. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images.

Dylan Hartley’s brush with Uini Atonio’s knee in Paris left us all in stitches

 Megan Campbell  in action for the Republic of Ireland against the United States  at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. Photo:  Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Dubliner is looking forward to life with her new club Manchester City

UCD are level on points with Elks, the students keeping their hopes alive by beating Cork Harlequins 4-3

Ulster Elks see winning streak come to a halt when they were trounced 7-0 by Hermes

Ireland’s William Porterfield tried to explain that sometimes sporting things aren’t explainable. Photograph: Ashwini Bhatia/AP Photo

Post-match interviews never fail to offer some ill-conceived insight – even from the pundits

Nate Diaz speaks to his coach after defeating Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Photo: Raymond Spencer/Inpho

Conor bested with a ‘choke submission’ while Kevin avoided choking his chefs

Ards and Ulster Elks will meet in an alUlster Irish Senior Cup final this season. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish Senior Cup finalists still targeting a top-three finish in the table

Hermes head coach Rudi Wortmann: his Hermes side has 13 wins and a draw out of 14 matches so far this season. . Photograph: Inpho

Hermes’s 9-0 demolition of Greenfields on Saturday puts them an uncatchable 14 points clear of closest challengers Pegasus

Just six points currently separate the teams in second to seventh places in the Women’s Hockey League. Photograph: Ryan/Byrne/Inpho.

Hermes on brink of qualification but other spots are up for grabs

Elena Tice made her debut for the Irish senior women’s team at 13 years of age and the hockey side at 17. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Having playing for Ireland at both cricket and hockey, the future is bright

Barcelona’s  Luis Suárez celebrates a goal that started on the penalty spot and ended with football supporters around the world either criticising  Lionel Messi for his disrespectful assist or praising him for his unforgettable impudence. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Sexist backlash suffered by BT presenter went beyond usual Twitter abuse

Hermes’s Christine Quinlan and Pegasus’s Taite Doherty in action during their EY Ladies Hockey League clash which ended 3-3. Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

UCD beat Railway Union with victory over UCC lifting them in to second place

Nikki Evans, who scored winner for Hermes against Pegasus earlier in the season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leaders Hermes are away to Pegasus, while Railway Union host UCD

Ronda Rousey:  “I’m voting for  Sanders, because he doesn’t take any corporate money . . . I wouldn’t vote for [Trump] . . . I don’t want a reality TV star to be running my country.” Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Rousey and McGregor down on Trump, who finds ally in UFC president Dana White

Team Montenotte Hotel Cork’s Aine McKenna in action against Leah Cunningham of Pyrobel Killester. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Basketballer wins The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Award for January

“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

First Six Nations without McGurk, Hook and Pope – and it works just fine

 Mayo’s Cora Staunton. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Not everyone in GAA is convinced Lidl money will trickle down to grassroots

Andy Murray watches as Novak Djokovic receives his trophy after winning the Australian Open. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill

Advertisers believe the League is watched by accident-prone gamblers

Pegasus’s Hannah McMillan battles for the ball with  Vicky McMaw of Elks Mandatory. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Cup holders Ulster Elks book spot in last four after beating Pegasus 4-2 on strokes

The Ireland players show their dejection after losing the penalty shoot-out to China in the World League quarter-final in Valencia. Photograph: Stanislas Brochier/Inpho

Graham Shaw’s side invided to participate in top-class tournament in April

Serena Williams  plays a backhand return during her women’s singles match against Russia’s Maria Sharapova. Photograph:  Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

If muscles were all you needed then you’d just give your weight-lifting team tennis rackets

Cork’s Briege Corkery. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork footballer hoping to win her 11th All-Ireland football medal this year

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has done a miraculous job in getting his side to the top of the English Premier League table. Photograph: Reuters.

Claudio Ranieri sharing love of Premier League and not feeling in any way entitled

Chloe Watkins converted two early penalty corners for Hermes against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Chloe Watkins converts two penalty corners to extend Hermes’ winning run to 10

Just five points separate teams from second to seventh

 Aishling Sheridan (Cavan), Áine Haberlin (Laois), Karen McDermott (Westmeath) and Lorraine O’Shea (Tipperary) at the announcement of Lidl’s three-year partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Photograph: Sportsfile

Retail firm to invest €1.5 million in the first of three-year sponsorship deal

Tyrone’s Gemma Begley in action against Meath’s Tara Halligan. “We’ve made good progress so far but it’s just the beginning.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone footballer Gemma Begley says new players’ body has made significant progress

 Dublin footballer Ger Brennan with models Alanna and Lynn at the launch of ‘Ladyball’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

That a major brand is investing in women’s sport in Ireland is a wonderful thing

Ireland’s Megan Frazer: she scored in game two against Spain but her short corner strike did not  grant Ireland victory. Photograph: Stanislas Brochier/Inpho

Megan Frazer opens scoreline in second contest but Spain rally to claim 2-1 victory

 Golan Lodge, with Jack Kennedy up, left, jumps the last on their way to winning the Coral.ie  Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstwon. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Jockey Jack Kennedy a man for the future – unless Ted Walsh is Moby Dick

Zoe Wilson will make her Ireland debut in Spain. Photograph: Inpho

Irish women will play Spain four times in the coming days

Louise Quinn: “I just wanted to give it a try, to see how far I could push myself in one of the best leagues in world football.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish international very much at home as a professional in Swedish first division

Jenny Egan missed out on a medal in Baku by 0.4 of a second. Photograph: Sportsfile

2015 saw bronze, but now Egan needs ‘the best race of my life’ to get to Olympics

Fionnuala McCormack (second from right) with the bronze medal winning Ireland team (left to right): Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn, Caroline Crowley, Lizzie Lee and Ciara Durkan. Photograph: Inpho.

Inspiring run led Ireland to bronze medal in European Championships

Ellen Curran got the only goal of the game in Hermes’ win over Pembroke Wanderers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hermes, UCD, Loreto and Old Alexandra all progress to Saturday’s quarter-finals

Australian reporter Mel McLaughlin found herself propositioned by Chris Gayle on live television.

West Indies cricketer thinks everyone he meets want to share his ‘hanky-panky bed’

Gary Anderson  was like a “Killer on the Loose”, so to speak, exterminating James Wade’s hopes in a decidedly one-sided affair at Alexandra Palace. Photograph: by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Once you get to grips with the nicknames, shouting at the players can be fun

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father Ted after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder and Roses at Fairyhouse, yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

From the sublime to the downright ridiculous, Mary Hannigan shines a light on some of the year’s most bizarre but strangely captiv(...)

Boxer Michael Conlan drove back to Belfast for his tie, so no one could begrudge him his Sports Personality of the Year crown. “If I hadn’t won it, I’d have been disappointed,” he beamed. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

‘Wrong’ O’Neill claims Manager of Year gong while Dundalk are voted Team of the Year

Cliodhna Sargent: scored four goals for Cork Harlequins in their comprehensive win over Greenfields. Photograph: Inpho

Rivals Railway Union fail to take advantage after draw with Pembroke Wanderers and Ulster Elks loses to Pegasus

Emma Russell: The Syracuse University star will join the Irish squad in their warm weather trip to Valencia in January.

Hermes aiming to extend 100 per cent record in the Hockey League as they face UCC

Isobel Joyce batting for Ireland in the ICC World Twenty20 clash against Bangladesh. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Veteran of over 100 caps hopes team’s success can inspire a younger generation

Emma Russell celebrates with her Syracuse University teammates.

Enniskerry native guided school to first United States National Championship

Kylie Murphy of Wexford Youths lifts the FAI Cup at the Aviva Stadium after beating Shelbourne. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wexford Youths captain completes line-up after guiding team through great year

Cork Harlequins’ Yvonne O’Byrne and Chloe Brown of Ards in action during EY Ladies Hockey League clash. Photograph: Rowland White/Pressey/Inpho

Pembroke Wanderers outclassed 5-1 at Booterstown

Hermes are bidding  to make it eight wins out of eight while Pembroke are seeking their third victory in a row.  Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Busy pre-Christmas spell for Hockey League contenders

 “Ask and ye shall receive,” Tyson Fury told the Sky person. “I asked for a win. God gave me this win.” Photograph: Action Images via  Reuters/Lee Smith Livepic

It was a wet and windy day at home, but Murray’s class brightened up the screen

Chloe Watkins: her goal gave Leinster side Hermes a 2-1 win over Cork Harlequins

Ulster clubs get the better of Leinster opponents in three of five Irish Senior Cup second round ties

Ireland’s captain Niamh Briggs: “Every single occasion that I get to stand there and listen to the national anthem is one that I cherish.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s rugby captain’s thoughts often drift to World Cup 2017 which Ireland will host

 Madeline Perry: “You’re winning titles, people are telling you you’re great, and then all of a sudden you become a nobody. You lose your identity in a way.”  Photo:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Once the third-ranked women’s player in the world, now she faces a whole new challenge

Republic of Ireland’s Niamh Fahey: At 27, she wanted the chance to play full-time, and that is what Chelsea offered, unlike Arsenal.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

It’s rare for Irish players to find clubs where they can afford to focus solely on football

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy of whom Paul Merson said: “If I was on ’oliday and I was reading a Ladybird book and that was the story, you’d put the book down Jeff, you’d put the book down.”  Photo:  Nigel French/PA Wire.

Succession of sporting wins for Ireland is threatening our famed national humility

Lisa Fallon works as football analyst for Cork City and Northern Ireland

New e-book by Inpho Sports Photography - ‘Irish Women In Sports 2000-2015’

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Martin and Roy man-hugging, half the stadium weeping, Dunphy too.

Ireland International Chloe Watkins was among the scorers for Hermes. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Unbeaten Ulster Elks stay on leaders’ shoulder after victory over Ards

Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring.

All-seeing super powers was night’s major conundrum

Hermes put their unbeaten record on the line against high-flying Railway Union. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leaders aiming to prolong their perfect start in the EY Hockey League at Park Avenue

Republic of Ireland captain and leading scorer Robbie Keane during a press conference at the FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Veteran LA Galaxy striker confident Martin O’Neill’s team have what it takes to advance

Noelle Lenihan was second on her debut at World Championships. Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Images.

Silver medalist in Discus at Paralymic Athletics World Championships sets Cork girl apart

The TV3 presentation team that covered the 2015 Ruby World Cup. We can expect the see some of the same faces during the 2018 Six Nations Championship.  Photograph: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile.

Mary Hannigan: Advertising breaks set to enrage purists who yearn for old ways of RTÉ

Richard Keogh: “The change of manager has helped me, he has shown a lot of faith in me and I feel like I’ve taken the opportunities he has given me.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Derby defender says victory over Germany has bred confidence in Republic of Ireland panel

Daryl Murphy with Scotland’s Charlie Mulgrew: he may make his fourth start of the qualifying campaign when Ireland take on Bosnia on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ipswich striker now keen to claim first goal for Ireland if called upon by Martin O’Neill

Anna O’Flanagan: scored hat-trick for Hermes in 8-1 defeat of  Greenfields. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster Elks and Railway Union both drop points, while Pegasus lose again

Wexford Youths celebrate winning the FAI Cup for the first time after a  penalty shoot-out against Shelbourne at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Despite the weather, nothing was going to rain on Wexford side’s parade, even Cork City players warming up during their penalty sh(...)

Ulster  Elks’  Gemma Frazer: made her senior international debut for Ireland against Scotland: Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

Champions Pegasus in danger of falling well off the pace as they face Cork Harlequins

New Zealand’s fullback Ben Smith  passes to his captain Richie McCaw during World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

World Cup final’s dramatic second half even had heretics rejoicing

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014Donegal vs KerryDonegal’s manager Jim McGuinnessMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Mary Hannigan talks to the former Donegal manager about the highs and the lows

Elena Tice: the 17-year-old from Loreto, a cricket international at 13, has been included in Ireland’s hockey squad.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Loreto youngster and Ulster Elks’ Gemma Frazer in squad for Scotland series

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan dejected after losing his UFC fight against  Louis Smolka. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy Holohan’s pick-me up after UFC pummelling? A nice cup of tea . . .

Emma Gray: won 118 caps for Ireland in an illustrious career.

Goalkeeper who won 118 caps will continue to play for her club Hermes

Cork’s Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley: have won ten All-Ireland football medals and six All-Ireland camogie medals each. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

An unparalleled record of achievement, their longevity is as startling as their success.

Republic of Ireland’s Richard Keogh challenges Poland’s Robert Lewandowski for the ball during the European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

Ireland’s players are disappointed but staying optimistic about going to France

Republic of Ireland Fans in Warsaw Ahead of the Euro 2016 Qualifier against  Poland. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Everything you need to know about Ireland’s RWC and Euro 2016 clashes

Ireland’s Shane Long celebrates with Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan at the end of the game. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Liamo: ‘For me, this is the greatest result for Ireland since 2001. Quite incredible’

 Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during his final game as Liverpool manager. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Carragher and Souness left to analyse decline and fall of another Liverpool manager

Anna O’Flanagan scored twice for Hermes against Ards in the Ey Hockey League at Booterstown on Saturday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Second-half onslaught puts Ards to the sword at Booterstown

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