Dublin players celebrate  at the final whistle after beating Clare in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship quarter-final play-off at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin’s defeated Clare at Semple Stadium to secure a spot in the Liberty Insurance senior camogie quarter-final. They play Wexford at Netwatch Culle(...)

United States’ Carli Lloyd celebrates her second goal against Japan during the Fifa Women’s World Cup final. The  United States’ 5-2 victory over Japan was seen by 25.4 million viewers. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

With all the fuss about the English FA lashing out inappropriate tweets about their women footballers, then deleting them quicker than you can say “ma(...)

Pictured at the launch of the TG4 Ladies All Ireland Football Championship are Ciara O’Sullivan, Cork, and Lyndsey Davey, Dublin. The championship, which begins with the first matches on July 25th will culminate with the TG4 All Ireland Finals in Croke Park on September 27th. Photo: Sportsfile

Attempting to win a 10th All-Ireland title in 11 seasons will never be straightforward, and the Cork women’s football team have already found one obst(...)

Members of the Irish Women’s Hockey team pictured at Áras an Uachtaráin where they met President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina to celebrate International Women’s Day. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The profile of women’s sport in Ireland has never been higher. Katie Taylor, Stephanie Roche, the women’s rugby team and the Cork ladies Gaelic footb(...)

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(...)