Fiona Coghlan winning ‘The Irish Times’/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year for 2013 after she captained the Ireland women’s rugby team to its first ever Six Nations Grand Slam that season. Photograph: Alan Betson

The problem with being ahead of your time is that you don’t always get to live it. For 10 years, Fiona Coghlan played rugby without the slightest inkl(...)

Kurtis Wade performing at a fundraising concert in aid of the Berkeley balcony collapse families at the Academy in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A fundraising event for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families drew a large crowd to the Academy on Abbey Street in Dublin on T(...)

A tag rugby tournament is to be held in the memory of Berkeley balcony victim Aoife Beary.

The only Irish captains to beat New Zealand – Donal Canniffe and Fiona Coghlan – will both take part in a tag rugby tournament this Saturday, July 25t(...)

Grace Davitt and Lynne Cantwell after Ireland’s remarkable defeat of the All Blacks in the 2014 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

From there to here is some journey. The Women’s Rugby World Cup comes to Belfast via Dublin in 2017. Even slipping into the recent past, February 2(...)

Ireland’s Sophie Spence. “You can only get better if you are playing at that level against international sides.” Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

There is a plan. What it is will be revealed in due course but neither Ireland coach Tom Tierney nor Sophie Spence envisage Sunday’s Six Nations titl(...)

Ireland captain and fullback Niamh Briggs clears her lines during the Women’s  Six Nations match against Wales  at St Helen’s  in Swansea. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

RTÉ have confirmed they will broadcast Sunday’s Ireland versus Scotland Women’s Six Nations match live from Broadwood stadium, just outside Glasgow ((...)

Niamh Briggs and  Nora Stapleton: Ireland will be hoping to repeat their 2013 Grand Slam. They face Italy today in their opening match of the Six Nations.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Now more than ever, Ireland could pay heed to the ways of Phil Jackson. The legendary NBA coach rebuilt the Chicago Bulls when Michael Jordan unexpec(...)

Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ surrounded by the monthly winners of 2014 on stage at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

This year Katie Taylor stood above the rest but The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year ceremony was about all of the women ac(...)

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(...)

Andrew Trimble has been honoured as the 2014 Player of the Year at the 28th Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Awards in the Guinness Storehouse, there(...)