Men’s Javelin competitor Terry McHugh in action at the Sydney Olympics. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

When it seemed another week of nothing but high praise for Brian O’Driscoll sounded a bit repetitive, along came some reminders of what it mean(...)

Mock no more: Liverpool-Irish country star Nathan Carter is the subject of a gushing paean by Marie-Louise O’Donnell

For a long time it was the love that dare not speak its name, but these days it is a ubiquitous lifestyle, and elements of its distinctive culture are(...)

Sarah Lavin: Chasing records.

My old friends at – now the global leaders in running websites – are conducting a “clean or dirty” poll of all current world records. The (...)

Derval O’Rourke, centre, trailing  eventual ‘winner’ Nevin Yanit of Turkey, left,  in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Gothenburg in March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For Derval O’Rourke, winning another European Indoor bronze medal will be worth the wait, if only in terms of inner satisfaction.With confirmation tha(...)

Ireland’s Derval O’Rourke. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Derval O’Rourke now looks certain to get her hands on another major championship medal after the disciplinary board of the Turkish Athletics Federati(...)

Pole-vaulter Tori Pena  will be Ireland’s sole field athlete in Moscow

It is instantly more pronounced by the names that are not there rather than the names that are and still the Irish team for the 14th World Athletics C(...)

Tyson Gay: has admitted to testing positive for a banned substance.

After processing the mild surprise and nagging disgust that both Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell had failed a doping test – the latest damning indictment o(...)

Derval O’Rourke will miss the  European Athletics Team Championships in Santryo with a lung infection. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Derval O’Rourke has failed to shake off a lung infection and has been ruled out of the European Athletics Team Championships 1st League in Santry thi(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan is beaten by Marta Dominguez in the women’s 5,000 metres final at the 18th European Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Munich on August 10th, 2002.

No athlete can turn back the clock on their career. Few harbour any lingering regrets. But it must be frustrating when they(...)

Iirsh boxer Joe Ward, who will retain his grant of ¤40,000 for the next 12 months. Photograph: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Boxing was the main winner in this year’s Irish Sports Council (ISC) carding scheme allocations. The most successful Irish Olympic sport had fi(...)

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