“Okey-doke, goodnight and God bless.” Bill O’Herlihy signs off after a 49-year broadcasting career

Fond farewells, World Cup shocks and on-air swearing, 2014 had it all

Cork’s Briege Corkery: has won an astonishing total of 14 senior All-Ireland medals in Gaelic football and camogie. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The battle to elevate women’s sport to where it deserves to be is still ongoing

Students deducted three points to put them fourth in Leinster First Division

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Peamount United player and triathlete join impressive list of monthly winners

Savannah McCarthy won The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for April. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

International defender the rock on which Irish success is being built

UCD’s Anna O’Flanagan: her hat-trick all but sealed the points for her side against Railway Union after the break when she got her third goal.  Photograph: Inpho

Anna O’Flanagan hat-trick helps to seal victory against Railway Union

Both players have switched codes, signing sevens contracts with the IRFU. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sportswomen from other codes offered the chance to take up sevens, which will feature in the 2016 Olympics

League leaders hoping to bounce back from cup defeat against struggling North Kildare

World and Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan. Photograph: Getty Images.

Kazakh weightlifting superstar leaves rivals on the lurch

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