Boxer Katie Taylor when arriving back at Dublin Airport after she won gold at the 2015 European Games, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month. Photograph: PA.

There was decidedly bad news for Katie Taylor’s rivals in her division when, after winning her 18th consecutive title at the European Games in Baku, (...)

 Leona Maguire’s form in the US has been so exceptional she has reached the top of the world amateur rankings after three tournament wins in her first season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for May: Leona Maguire (Golf) and Madeline Perry (Squash) Career-wise, our joint Sportswomen o(...)

Madeline Perry of Ireland won the Irish Open.  Photo: Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Madeline Perry brought her career on the professional circuit to an end in fine style, the former world number three beating Nicolette Fernandes of Gu(...)

 Madeline Perry  claimed her sixth Irish Open squash title at Fitzwilliam on Saturday in her final game on the pro circuit. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Madeline Perry brought her career on the professional squash circuit to an end on Saturday in fine style, the former world number three beating Nicole(...)

Fitzwilliam Lawn Tenis Club is the venue for the Irish Open Squash. Photograph: inpho

Madeline Perry got off to a strong start in the Gillenmarkets Squash Irish Open on Wednesday at Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club as two out of three Iri(...)

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(...)