Team Ireland’s Laura Reynolds, a member of Blue Dolphins Special Olympics Club, from Kilbride, Co Wicklow, is tackled by Ana Guadalup Bollo, SO Ecuador, during the SO Ecuador v SO Ireland qualifier basketball game at the Galen Center. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Rachel Ryan won a gold medal in the 400m track, while Frances Power secured another gold in table tennis(...)

Peter O’Sullevan, the voice of racing, has died aged 97. Photograph: PA
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • July 30, 2015, 08:31

(...) turned professional as she looks so achieve her goal of breaking into the top 100 in women’s tennis and(...)

‘It helps if you have ambitious people on both sides of the family. I didn’t come from nothing.’ Above, James Watson in Dublin recently. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) simple blueprint for keeping mind and body in shape. “I will be fine as long as I can play tennis three(...)

Jenny Claffey, who has just launched her career as a tennis pro, wants to be the first Irish woman to play at Wimbledon. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

(...) matches makes tennis an endurance sport as much as one of tactics, shots and guile. The fitness aspect(...)

Peter O’Sullevan: “Arkle’s Gold Cups, Red Rum’s Grand Nationals,  Dawn Run and Desert Orchid pounding up the Cheltenham hill: those were all his.”  Photograph: Julian Herbert/Allsport.

(...) pair for tennis’s Dan Maskell. It seemed that he was always in control and indeed the many tales of(...)

Toulouse’s Irish player Trevor Brennan punches an Ulster fan ahead of a Heineken Cup match in 2007 Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)

(...) traditionally demands silence. Golf, tennis and snooker would certainly not approve. Frowns too in some rugby(...)

“Her name is my name. I know she’s supposed to be me. But no matter how many times I pick up the photograph and no matter how long I stare into that bleak, adolescent face – all I can see is a stranger”

(...), contents arranged into heaps on the lawn. Books, toys, coats, boots, riding helmets. Shoes. Tennis rackets(...)

“In an international career which spanned 22 years, 1953-74, he was capped 55 times for Ireland, scoring 1,123 runs and taking 82 wickets and 39 catches. “ Photograph:  Victor Patterson

(...) down! He played table tennis to interpro standards, was a superb snooker player, and a keen tennis(...)

(...) - North America (1.00) Real Madrid v AC Milan TENNIS Sky Sports 3, 1pm-7pm ATP 500 event from Hamburg(...)

 US first lady Michelle Obama declares the Special Olympics open at the Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

(...), basketball, golf, gymnastics and table tennis. Irish ambassador to the US Anne Anderson attended the ceremony(...)