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 (...)

Carnacon’s Cora Staunton in action against  Donaghmoyne during the All-Ireland senior club football final in which see scored 1-5 in helping her club regain the title. Photograph: Inpho

Where does the time go? We’ve reached the end of another awards year, one that produced monthly winners and high achievers in athletics, basketball, r(...)

Ireland’s Madeline Perry – currently ranked No 8 in the world – in action. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Can someone explain why squash isn’t an Olympic sport but the trampoline is? BMX-riding is worthy of Olympic inclusion too, a none-too subtle attempt (...)

Galway senior camogie player Therese Maher holds the O’Duffy Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s less than a year between Therese Maher and Juliet Murphy, both players starting their intercounty careers in the mid 1990s, both giving the sa(...)

Kelly Proper, left, pips Ailis McSweeney to win the Women’s 100 metre title at the  National Senior Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium, Santry, in July. Photo:  Tomas Greally/Sportsfile

It was back in the dim and distant past of January 2008 that Kelly Proper first came to the attention of these awards, the Waterford athlete, who was (...)

Annalise Murphy has her mind firmly fixed on success at Rio 2016.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Month – May 2013Almost a year on from that day Annalise Murphy suffered the heartbreak of finishin(...)