John O’Shea starting one of the Goal Mile runs at  Leopardstown race course on Christmas Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over Christmas there are 132 Goal Miles scheduled all around the country

The repeat of the dramatic All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Donegal will be televised live by Setanta Sports on February 7th. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Incumbent accepts an offer for a new deal starting from the end of January

A general view of Blackrock RFC’s Stradbrook ground. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Difficulties and obstacles spell end for ground-sharing deal between two clubs

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto broke the world record as he won  the 41th edition of the Berlin Marathon in Berlin last September. Photo: Tobias Schwartz/Getty

New studies suggest that fatigue can be influenced by levels of motivation as much as effort

Annmarie McGlynn, Fionnuala Britton, Michelle Finn, Sara Treacy, Siobhan O’Doherty and Laura Crowe show off their medals in Samokov yesterday. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Former champion disappointed with run as Britain’s Gemma Steel takes gold

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton finished sixth at the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo.

Bronze a great, if unexpected, return at European Cross Country champions

 Fionnuala Britton (right) and Sara Treacy helped Ireland  claimed the bronze in the women’s  team event at the   European Cross-Country in  Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Disappointment for Wicklow cross-country runner turns to smiles as she leads side to podium finish in Bulgaria

Sonia O’Sullivan had a wonderful year in 1995, winning the World Athletics Championships women’s 5000m. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho.

The tiresome slog of training for distance running can be worth it at finishing line

Ireland rugby players Jenny Murphy, Sophie Spence and Shannon Huston who are hoping to qualify for the rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Money distributed to 18 sporting bodies in preparation for Rio Games in 2016

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