Prof Mary Flynn and Shane Jennings at the FSAI open meeting on food and fitness in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Too much focus on body image, and misinformation about sports nutrition and diet, are having an unhealthy effect on young people, a conference in Dubl(...)

The Injuries Board said the increase in claims reflected increased economic and social activity and was not unexpected given there are more people at work, higher traffic volumes and higher footfall in public areas. File photograph: Getty Images

There was a 6 per cent increase in the number of people making personal injury claims through the Injuries Board last year. In its annual report, the(...)

John Power starts for Kilkenny in their Allianz Hurling League clash against Dublin at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny make five changes for the Division One A visit of Dublin in Sunday’s last round of regulation matches in the Allianz Hurling League. Captai(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

 Ireland’s Peter Claffey is stopped by  Giovannin Pettinelli of Italy at Donnybrook. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 19 Italy Under-20 13 Ireland survived, just about, in a match that demonstrated the maddening inconsistency of their performances in(...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale will make his first appearance for Ireland Under-20s this season in Friday’s Six Nations game  against Italy at Donnybrook. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

Jacob Stockdale will make his first appearance of the season for the Ireland Under-20s in Friday’s Six Nations Championship match against Italy at Don(...)

Daire Quinn will make his senior debut for Tipperary in the Allianz Hurling League opener against Dublin at Semple Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Michael Ryan’s first Tipperary team as manager features two players making their debut in Saturday’s opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling League. Th(...)

Nigel Carolan has named his 30-man squad for the 2016 Under-20s Six Nations. Photograph: Inpho

Nigel Carolan has named his Ireland Under-20s squad for the 2016 Six Nations. Four players in the 30-man party remain from last year’s competition - (...)

Less than a year after releasing the third (largely self-played and self-recorded) Villagers album, Conor O’Brien has re-gathered his bandmates fo(...)

Christy O’Connor Jnr gives the British Senior Open Trophy a kiss after winning the event in 1999 at Royal Portrush, Co Derry. Photograph: William Cherry/Pacemaker

Christy O’Connor jnr wasn’t just a great, trailblazing golfer – he was a character. One of the stories O’Connor often related was of how he once sat o(...)