Jason Smyth celebrates  wining the 200m T13  final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He received €40,000 from the Irish Sports Council. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Gone are the days when our elite athletes greeted the announcement of the International Carding Scheme with applause, surprise or else total horror –(...)

European indoord silver medalist Mark English missed out on full podium funding. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Paralympics athletes, swimmers and cyclists are once again the big winners in the latest allocation of the Irish Sports Council’s Internatio(...)

Katie Taylor was in Ballinasloe, Co Galway to surprise Ardscoil Mhuire student Stephanie O’Halloran and present her with the Sky Sports Living for Sport award for ‘Republic of Ireland Student of the Year’. Photograph: Sportsfile

With the rugby team securing a second Six Nations championship in three years and Stephanie Roche being invited to sup Guinness with Barack Obama in T(...)

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(...)

Katie Taylor at the OCI promotion  ‘100 Days to Go’ marking a countdown the European Games. “It’s a huge occasion and I think that in years to come it will be massive for European athletes.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Like an oversized hatchling, the European Games will, this summer, heave its competitors aside for elbow room. After that it will start to grow. That(...)

Adam Nolan lands with a left in his welterweight title fight against John Joe Joyce during the   National Senior Elite Championships at the  National Stadium. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Darren O’Neill gave away just about everything to Ken Okungbowa in last night’s heavyweight title fight in the National Stadium. O’Neill, the Irish(...)

There are fears over the water quality for the sailing events at the Rio Olympic Games but Ireland’s chef de mission, Kevin Kilty, says ultimately it will be up to the International Sailing Federation to decide whether or not it is safe for sailing. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Kevin Kilty knew he’d accomplished his first mission when he suddenly joked to himself: “If I’m ever going to have a heart attack, this is the plac(...)

Ann Marie McGlynn (left) with the bronze medal-winning Ireland team at the European Cross Country Championships. Photograph: Inpho.

We’re off again. Hardly had the applause abated for our 2014 Sportswoman of the Year Katie Taylor, after she was honoured in Dublin last month, it wa(...)

The campaign by Sport England urges women of all sizes and shapes to get active. Photograph: Still from This Girl Can video/Sport England

It’s hard to resist a jiggle to Missy Elliott’s Get Ur Freak On, which made it the perfect backing track for Sport England’s latest bid to get women u(...)

Katie Taylor will miss the National Elite Boxing Championships because of a wrist injury.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Katie Taylor has been forced to sit out the 2015 National Elite Championships due to injury.The Olympic champion is still recovering from an injured l(...)