John Treacy: “We’ve seen loads of evidence down through the years of people who scrape in around July and by the time the Olympics come around they don’t have it.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If Irish athletes have hopes of performing well at Rio 2016, this is the year in which to qualify. The Irish Sports Council (ISC) has targeted the (...)

President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

The Indian summer is set to continue another 10 years for Ireland’s young cricketers after the announcement yesterday of a multi-million euro naming r(...)

Silver medallist John Treacy leads bronze medal winner Charlie Spedding of Great Britain during the  Marathon event   at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California during the 1984 Olympics.  Photo:  Tony Duffy/Getty

Not long now until the quiet jubilee of the most magnificently spontaneous sporting commentary in Irish athletics history. That is no exaggeration, be(...)

Runners, joggers and walkers of  all sorts were part of  the  40,000 people who took to  the streets of Dublin for the annual  Women’s Mini-Marathon. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

There were five bears in the Baggot Street throng on Monday morning; a Grizzly, a Panda, a Polar Bear, a Koala and a giant Teddy Bear.They each wore b(...)

The main peleton heads up the Wicklow Gap during the three stages of the Tour de France which were held in Ireland in 1998. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Hosting the start of the Giro d’Italia in Ireland recalls the time another of cycling’s three-week Tours began on this island; back in 1998, the Tour (...)

Republic of  Ireland women’s International soccer player Stephanie Roche, Dublin footballer Kevin McManamon, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring, Ireland women’s international rugby player Jenny Murphy, and Waterford hurler Pauric Mahony at the Aviva Stadium.

For the third year running the organisations which govern the three main team sports in this country – the FAI, GAA and IRFU – have had to acc(...)

John Treacy, Chief Executive, Irish Sports Council. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Irish Sports Council today announced an investment package of over €7.4 million to support the work of the major field sports’ governing b(...)

 A view of the par 4, 4th hole at The Old Head Golf Links towards the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The glass half-full philosophy is back in Irish golf, it would seem. Where once you needed a magnifying glass to see any green shoots, the evid(...)

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(...)