Ireland’s Cliodhna Sargent won her 200th cap in New Zealand on Sunday, where the Irish finished fifth in the Hawkes Bay Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Ireland rounded off their Hawkes Bay Cup campaign in New Zealand with two fine shoot-out victories at the weekend, over nations ranked above them. Gr(...)

Easy does it: US golfer Jordan Spieth lines up a putt on the 18th green  in Augusta. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Come midnight Hazel Irvine had to apologise to those tuning in for the movie on BBC2: things were a little slow at Augusta so it would be delayed. By(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran was in fine form for Ireland against Australia but couldn’t prevent a 3-0 defeat. Photograph: John Cowpland/Inpho

Ireland went down 3-0 to Australia at the Hawke’s Bay Cup in New Zealand but Graham Shaw’s side put up a good show against the third ranked nation in (...)

Savannah McCarthy has captained her country at every underage level. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Growing up in Listowel, Savannah McCarthy had two ambitions: to play senior football for Ireland and to play the game professionally. In the space of (...)

Nicole Lynch became the first Irish female rider to compete in the World Superbike Championship when she took part in the European Junior Cup in Spain. Photograph: Silver Image

She’s the “super-coolest” childminder on earth, according to the seven-year-old she takes care of during the week, his four- and one-year-old siblings(...)

 Carlos Brathwaite is besieged by media and teammates as he celebrates the West Indies’ victory over England in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata. Photograph: DIbyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

“It’s a backside nipper, is this,” said David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, leaving the viewers wondering if that was a cricketing stroke they’d never heard of, or (...)

Irish Badminton international Chloe Magee has already competed at the Beijing and London Olympic Games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

She’s only 27 but badminton professional Chloe Magee, from Raphoe in Co Donegal, is aiming to qualify for her third Olympic Games, having debuted in B(...)

Rob Heffernan, who has been awarded an Olympic bronze medal. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s not often that we, as a nation, win an Olympic medal in March, so watching yesterday’s events in Dublin you couldn’t but think Rob Heffernan shou(...)

(From left) Jacqui Hurley (RTÉ), Marie Crowe (UTV), Mary Hannigan (The Irish Times) and Maura Treasa Ní Dhubhghail (TG4). Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Jacqui Hurley, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and Marie Crowe are three of the most recognisable female faces – and voices – in the Irish sports media, (...)

Serena, meanwhile, humbly suggested, that women players “shouldn’t have to drop to our knees at any point”, and you kind of had to slap yourself in the face and rewind the clip to even believe she had to utter the line. 

While the revisiting of the equal-prize-money-in-tennis debate largely prompted a reaction along the lines of ‘ah gawd almighty, not this again’, it d(...)