David Redmond in action for Oulart: “We have a better team now, a better balanced team than we ever did. And I think a kind of a stubbornness about us too.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He’d been called a coward, a bottler, a loser and possibly even worse. Not directly to his face, although David Redmond would often hear those names (...)

Wang Junxia and  Ma Junren. Photograph:  Anton Want/Allsport

They say the truth always come out in the end, and perhaps the only surprise about the cold truth now emerging about the notoriously dominant Chinese (...)

Kevin Downes: “No Limerick club has won the All-Ireland, and Limerick haven’t won an All-Ireland since ’73. So you can’t walk away from that.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I thought that was going to come up,” says Kevin Downes, acutely aware there is no avoiding the concussion issue these days. Hurlers, it seems, are (...)

Ireland’s Eimear Mullan has now completed 10 “Ironman” competitions including a personal best time of 8:56:51. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Not many sporting events have more legendary origins than the Ironman. Nor now sound more gender biased. Because with the leading women fast catching(...)

Mick O’Dowd’s team begun the 2016 league with a win over Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Meath 1-10 Armagh 0-8 The Royals are sending out an early season warning sign. If winning is indeed a habit they’re getting pretty good at it and for(...)

A municipal agent sprays a chemical product aimed at Zika-carrying mosquitos at the sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro this week. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Carnival time, for the six million people of Rio de Janeiro, means forgetting about today until tomorrow. Actually forgetting for five days straight –(...)

Pat Flanagan: determined to lead his native Offaly to higher ground: “I’ve always said Offaly have serious potential.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“I like to set out my stall at the start of every campaign and Offaly’s ambition is promotion, absolutely,” says Pat Flanagan – before promptly addin(...)

Jamesie O’Connor, Ollie Canning, Brian Carney and Rachel Wyse at the first ever Sky Sports GAA broadcast, Kilkenny versus Offaly, at Nowlan Park in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A simple majority vote against further negotiations regarding the GAA’s pay-per-view TV rights may be enough to end any extension of the current Sky d(...)

Tommy Walsh will start at full forward for Kerry in their Allianz Football League Division One opener against Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday night. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tommy Walsh will start at full forward in the Kerry team named to play Dublin in Saturday’s Allianz Football League opener at Croke Park. Two years a(...)

GAA Congress are to debate returning games to free to air television, which would prevent any extension of their current deal with Sky. Photograph: Inpho

Next month’s GAA Congress will debate the future of the GAA’s pay-per-view TV rights, potentially ending any extension of the current deal with Sky. (...)