Monthly award winner Anna Geary takes a picture with Irish Times Sportswoman of the Year boxer Katie Taylor at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 3:15

It’s the only event of the year where names like Katie Taylor, Stephanie Meadow and Briege Corkery stand equal to those of McIlroy, Keane or Sheffl(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery: has won an astonishing total of 14 senior All-Ireland medals in Gaelic football and camogie. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was 2005, the second year of the Sportswomen of the Year awards, and the memory still raises a chuckle. Briege Corkery had won the double with Cork(...)

2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/9/2014Dublin vs Cork Cork Manager Eamon Ryan celebrates with his team after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

“I do think we appreciate all the moments. Even this year before the All-Ireland, we were waiting in the car park of the Red Cow getting ready to leav(...)

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching the end of 2014 when it seems like a wet week since it started. But it’s trickier still to accept(...)

Maria McCambridge crosses the line in second place in the women’s race at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2014. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

“I’m gutted – but it’s a happy gutted,” said Maria McCambridge after her outstanding Dublin Marathon performance last month, which earned her the Iri(...)

Cork football captain Briege Corkery. Photograph: Donall Farmer/©INPHO

The way both finals progressed, the odds on Cork winning an All-Ireland single (never mind a double) looked slim enough back in September. The camogi(...)

Cork  football captain Briege Corkery salutes  the crowd in Cork City. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Freddie Mercury may never have played Croke Park but he sure nailed it when it came to identifying the mark of true champions – a never-say-die atti(...)

Cork’s Angela Walsh (left)  and sister Annie Walsh celebrate after the final whistle in TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football final against  Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12 Sport does this. Defies all logic sometimes. A team – Dublin – bring themselves to the precipice of glory only to freeze.(...)

Dublin’s Denise Masterson pursues Eimear Scally of Cork in the league division one final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The first time Denise Masterson held a football, a third of the Dublin team that will line out beside her tomorrow were not yet in secondary school. S(...)

Cork’s Roisín Phelan and Dublin’s Sinead Goldrick whose teams will be vying for possession of the Brendan Martin Cup in the TG4 All-Ireland women’s senior football final at Croke Park on Sunday. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

A sporting dynasty is built upon small beginnings. Losing in the same manner you intend upon winning. This is the Cork ladies football team. And stil(...)