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(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Too crosses the line to win the 35th Dublin marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Kenya’s Eliud Too has won the men’s category in this year’s Dublin marathon in a time of 2:14:48. Esther Macheria, also from Kenya, edged out last yea(...)

Sean Hehir, winner of last year’s men’s race, was the first Irishman to win the marathon in 20 years. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:38

More than 14,600 people will run through the streets of Dublin this bank holiday Monday for the 35th Dublin marathon. About 4,000 runners from 47 coun(...)

Maria McCambridge on her way to winning the Dublin Marathon last year. “I do feel very competitive again. The confidence is back.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 3:38

Noel Carroll always said it’s not the distance that kills, it’s the pace. There is another rule the founder of the Dublin Marathon might have added wh(...)

Ciarán Ó Lionáird from Leevale on his way to winning his 1,500m heat at the Morton Stadium.

So the stage is now set for a fascinating 1,500 metres showdown at the National Track and Field Championships at Santry - after the four main contende(...)

 The 2014 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon  was officially launched yesterday by last year’s winners Maria McCambridge and Seán Hehir. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

The Kenyans and Ethiopians will be back, the big cash prizes too (€10,000 for the winner) and there’ll be some notable changes to the course. Otherwis(...)

Seán Hehir has that winning feeling in  the Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Emil Zatopek always said the marathon begins around 20 miles. Sometimes that’s also where it ends. Here, it was where the race for victory was both wo(...)

It was surely the sweetest Dublin Marathon victory in 20 years, Sean Hehir becoming first Irish men’s race winner since John Treacy in 1993 – altho(...)

DSD club-mates Joe Sweeney and Maria McCambridge are the favourites to win the Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Not since John Treacy survived a minor hamstring cramp in the last mile to win the 1993 edition has the Dublin Marathon produced an Irish men’s winner(...)