2014 European Athletics Championships, Ireland’s Mark English is congratulated by friends after winning Bronze in the Men’s 800m Final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After delivering on the country’s expectations as much as his own Mark English has been named athlete of the year for 2014, perfectly rounding off (...)

Thomas Barr: competes against reigning world champion Jehue Gordon over 400m hurdles. Photograph: Inpho

Time is fast running out for Irish athletes still trying to qualify for the European Championships. The deadline is Sunday week, with the championship(...)

Catríona Jennings (above) and Sarah Dolan teamed up to win the double sculls at the Metropolitan Regatta.

Ireland rowers compete at a championship this weekend for the first time this season. Indeed it is a weekend of firsts as the team which takes to the (...)

The new shape of Irish rowing was on show at a well-run Neptune head of the river at Blessington Lakes on Saturday. Ireland lead coach Don McLachlan w(...)

IABA president Dominic O’Rourke. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo’s Ciara Ginty was celebrating on the double in Albena, Bulgaria on Saturday. The Geesala BC lightweight won gold at the AIBA World Women’s Youth (...)

Milani Laura and Elisabetta Scancassani of Italy celebrate winning the the final A in the lightweight women’s double scull at the World Rowing Cup III on Lucerne Rotses last month. Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Two Ireland teams this week pick up the baton handed over by the Ireland U-23 team. The Ireland women’s eight race tonight in Lucerne in Switzerland i(...)

Former world champion Sinead Jennings will compete against her sister Catríona tomorrow. Photograph:  Hamish Blair/Getty Images

The wait is over. Over a thousand Irish rowers will discover in the next three days whether all the training and racing through the terrible winter an(...)

Local man Rob Heffernan on his way to winning the 3km walk at the Cork City Sports last night. Photograph: Inpho

Local star Rob Heffernan was billed as the headline act at the 62nd Cork City Sports and he didn’t disappoint, adding another national record to his l(...)

Sinead Jennings: standout name in Division One of the women’s single sculls. Photograph: Inpho

Two of the keenest rivalries of recent years add spice to a bumper weekend of rowing on Blessington Lakes. Metropolitan Regatta tomorrow will b(...)