Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe speaks as he unveils his IAAF presidential campaign manifesto, at the British Olympic Association in London. Photo: Tim Ireland/AP

Not a great week to be setting off on the campaign trail with hopes and ideals for the future of any sport. Because if Sebastian Coe is not entirely s(...)

First place winner and new world record holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya poses on the podium after the 41th BMW Berlin Marathon. Photograph: Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images

“If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it...” E(...)

Construction under way at the National Stadium for the Baku 2015 European Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Typical of Pat Hickey to answer my first question before he’s even asked. Hickey hasn’t lasted a quarter of a century – or a record seven terms – a(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan at Croke Park at the launch of the 2015 Liberty Insurance GAA Annual Games Development Conference. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Richie Hogan is looking out over Croke Park, still wondering how on earth he ended up hurler of the year for his performances around midfield – not s(...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke found trip Down Under hugely enjoyable. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

From sand, beach shorts and warm Australian sunshine to tights, frosty pitches and woolly hats at Dunganny. Any GAA player struggling to get out trai(...)

Sonia O’ Sullivan at the start of the women’s 10,000m final, at the 2000 Olympic Games, in Sydney. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Well I still think of myself as the pre digital age,” says Sonia O’Sullivan, and she’s not just talking about music and photography. Because as an in(...)

Kilcormac/Killoughey’s Dan Currams clashes with goalkeeper Ben O’Connor and Dennis Morton of Oulart-The Ballagh during the 2013  Leinster senior hurling club championship semi-final at  O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Offaly. Photograph: Inpho

Offaly may not be the giant killers of hurling they once were, but as long as there as clubs such as Kilcormac/Killoughey there is always hope. Not f(...)

Colin Fennelly in action for Ballyhale Shamrocks during their semi-final victory over Dublin’s Kilmacud Crokes. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If Henry Shefflin hasn’t made up his mind yet about playing on with Kilkenny into 2015 then Sunday should help him decide. Because if Ballyhale Shamro(...)

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly has announced his retirement from the inter-county game. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even for a player like Eoin Kelly the decision to retire at age 32 probably doesn’t come as a major surprise, although it does bring the curtain down (...)

Frank Murphy was awarded  the Hall of Fame award at the National Athletics Awards. Photograph: Barry Cregg/Sportsfile

Frank Murphy doesn’t run anymore, except in the near distance of his long and perfect memory. Because even at age 67 he can recall every single one of(...)