Mutaz Barshimof  Qatar fails to clear a world record attempt at 2.44 meters in the Alkermes men’s high jump event during the AIT International Arena Grand Prix at Athlone Institute of Technology International Arena. Photograph: Sportsfile

There was no world record, a no-show, because of injury, from Asafa Powell, but no stopping Ben Blankenship from running the first indoor sub-four min(...)

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has come to Athlone as he prepares for the World Championships in Beijing later this summer. Photograph: Matt Browne/ Sportsfile 3:25

There is a tense and slightly jaded look about Asafa Powell which tells you he knows the question is coming. So we joke about the weather, why the Jam(...)

 Conor McHugh of DCU: his side will take on   UCD in the first of Friday’s Sigerson Cup semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

According to some experts Conor McHugh is entering the perfect storm – Sigerson Cup finals, promptly followed by the under-21 championship, with Allia(...)

Asafa Powell: headlines a meet in Athlone that also includes American sprinter Carmelita Jeter plus the world’s leading high jumper  Mutaz Barshim. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile 3:25

In the legal sense Asafa Powell is perfectly entitled to run and the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) have also been defending the moral sense o(...)

Bryan Cullen: the former Dublin captain and now Leinster rugby strength and conditioning coach highlights recovery time as the main difference between the two codes. Photograph: Inpho

Of all the reasons behind his somewhat premature retirement Bryan Cullen doesn’t cite any concerns over concussion, although there really is no escapi(...)

U21 ambassador and former Galway footballer Micheal Meehan. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

It’s still too soon to talk about renaissance days for Galway football, although with Corofin back in the All-Ireland club football final on St Patri(...)

DIT’s Tommy Doyle battles with Paul Flaherty of LIT during their Fitzgibbon Cup round two clash. DIT now face Mary Immaculate in the quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Carlow IT have been ejected from this week’s quarter-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after fielding an ineligible player in the round-robin win over Lime(...)

Corofin’s Liam Silke fends off  Diarmuid Connolly during his side’s win over St Vincent’s, ending their 28 month unbeaten run. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Corofin: 1-14 St Vincent’s: 1-9So after going 28 months unbeaten - or 18 wins, and one draw - the end has come for St Vincent’s, as Galway champions C(...)

John Treacy in action in 1979

Of all the tales of unexpected sporting shocks – the sudden physical crumbling, the slow tactical misjudgment – not many can compare to what unfolded (...)

Jackie Tyrrell: “The players are there. It’s just about finding them, getting them up to speed, taking some of that leadership and driving it on.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Thirteen new sets of Kilkenny hurling jerseys have been ordered in this week – sized not-long-out-of-minor – with some very big numbers on the back, (...)