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 3:15

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(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery: has won an astonishing total of 14 senior All-Ireland medals in Gaelic football and camogie. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was 2005, the second year of the Sportswomen of the Year awards, and the memory still raises a chuckle. Briege Corkery had won the double with Cork(...)

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching the end of 2014 when it seems like a wet week since it started. But it’s trickier still to accept(...)

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(...)

Peamount’s Chloe Mustaki: Awarded the Sportswoman of the Month award for her own performances and for leading the Republic of Ireland’s U-19 squad to wins over Spain, England and Sweden.  Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was only in April that we were lauding the Irish under-19 football team for making it to the European Championships for the first time, Listowel’s(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

When Katie Taylor won a record-breaking sixth European title in the first week in June, we reckoned that was our judging job done for the month, it wa(...)

 Sanita Puspure of Ireland poses with the bronze medal after the Women’s Single Sculls final at the  European Rowing Championships  in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

She took up rowing in her native Latvia when she was 15, and, in 2004 won gold at the World Student Games in France. Seventeen years on from when she (...)

Sarah Greene and her UCD team-mates celebrate their Irish Senior Cup final victory over Pembroke Wanderers. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In light of the season the UCD women’s hockey team has enjoyed, you could have picked just about any month since (...)

Montenotte Hotel Cork captain Gráinne Dwyer after leading her side to victory in the National Cup final against UL Huskies at the   National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, in January. Photograph: Inpho

It was this time last year that we chose basketball’s Michelle Fahy as our sportswoman of the month after her MVP(...)

Madeline Perry: On Saturday week she takes on world number three Raneem El Welily of Egypt in the opening round of the Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Terminal, New York. Photograph: Inpho

We’re off again, just a few weeks after Fiona Coghlan was crowned Sportswoman of the Year for a memorable Six Nations campaign in which she captained (...)