Diarmuid Farrell: ‘The young are the lifeblood of any small community and Lanesboro, like any other village, has suffered horribly from emigration.’

Having lived in Daegu, a city in the South East of Korea, for a year, I decided to take a trip back home to Ireland last August. My first weekend b(...)

Mo Farah crosses the line to win gold in the Men’s 5,000 metres final during Day Seven of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships in  Moscow, Russia. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Mo Farah completed a dream double-double tonight by winning his second gold medal of the World Championships in Moscow to add to his twin Olympic tri(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses with his national flag after winning the men’s 100 metres final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Usain Bolt regained his world 100 metres crown and restored some credibility to a sport tarnished by a plethora of doping scandals as he scorched to g(...)

Rob Heffernan coming down The Mall at the end of the men’s 50km Walk at the London Olympics, where he finished fourth. His time would have won him silver in Beijing four years previously, and gold in every other Olympic 50km walk. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We were on the top floor of the West Edmonton Mall trying to bluff our way past two big Canadian bouncers. It was late, we’d had an incredibly long da(...)

Ireland’s Alison Miller in action against France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

They are selling a dream of Rio. Neatly packaged, lavishly funded, hard work required but no experience necessary, the IRFU has moved from thei(...)