Wimbledon as Gaeilge: farewell pointe an bhua (match point)

It’s the end of the “feall dúbailte” (double fault), the cúlbhuille (backhand) and the pointe an bhua (match point). TG4’s rights to show Wimbledon on(...)

Katie Taylor has her arm raised by the referee after the judges declared her the winner of  AIBA Elite Women’s World Championships final in  Jeju, South Korea, last November. Photograph: Inpho

Katie Taylor will be testing a niggling wrist injury this weekend when she returns for her first competitive fights this year ahead of next month’s in(...)

Scott Evans recently made the top 25 in the world rankings in Badminton with only four other European players ahead of him. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The first wave of Irish athletes selected for the inaugural European Games comes to 36 with more names promised in the coming weeks. Katie Taylor hea(...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Niamh Fahey wants a crack at playing the game full time and Chelsea are more than happy to help make that dream come true. Photograph: AP

Close your eyes and imagine for a moment the type of south London suburb where a club like Chelsea might choose to have their training ground and you (...)

 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(...)