Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey of Ireland in action in the 49er Women’s race during the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Buenos Aires proved memorable for up-and-coming prospects Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey last weekend as the pair narrowly missed qua(...)

Aoife Hopkins: will contest the Olympic trials in the Laser Radial category.

Annalise Murphy, who finished fourth at the 2012 Olympics, is facing a challenge for a place in Rio from 16–year–old Aoife Hopkins (above). The Howt(...)

Annalise Murphy is competing at the Semaine Olympique Française this week in La Rochelle, France.

There may yet be a false dawn for Ireland’s Laser Radial Rio Olympic trial prospects because high campaign costs are a turn-off for several school gi(...)

Sigma 38 footer Persephone passing the Fastnet Rock lighthouse off in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The last of the 358-strong Rolex Fastnet Race fleet successfully rounded the famous rock off West Cork yesterday afternoon marking the closing stages (...)

Annalise Murphy in action at the London Games in 2012, where she secured Ireland’s top Olympic sailing result in 30 years. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

The chairman of the Irish Sports Council Kieran Mulvey is not the only one referring to Annalise Murphy as one of “Ireland’s great hopes” for 2016 but(...)

Boats in Dublin Bay compete in the Dun Laoghaire Regatta where winds caused the postponement of some classes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

If Dublin Bay once had a reputation as a light airs sailing venue in mid-July, that moniker has been well and truly trounced after two days of hard(...)

 Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy claimed silver at the prestigious Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands on Saturday. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy claimed silver at the prestigious Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands on Saturday. The Laser Radial sailor was(...)

Annalise Murphy may face an Irish trial for the Olympic test event in Rio. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Even though Irish sailors were expecting a “tough fight” at a new format International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in France this week they’l(...)

 Paddy Barnes fights Zou Shiming in the light flyweight semi-final at the London Olympics in 2012. The 28-year-old is set to compete at the record-breaking third Olympics. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Paddy Barnes tells the story of how the kids in Belfast began calling him Paddy Bronze after London 2012. They may set high standards in the Ardoyne,(...)

Annalise Murphy: her exploits in London 2012 are being credited for the rise in the number of female competitors.  Photogarph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With barely a week to go before the start of the Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the south coast is already buzzing with f(...)