Mona McSharry in action during  the Swim Ireland Irish Open  Championships at the  National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor Ferguson came agonisingly close to the Olympic A time in winning Friday night’s 100m backstroke final on the second day of competition at the Ir(...)

Scott Evans recently made the top 25 in the world rankings in Badminton with only four other European players ahead of him. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The first wave of Irish athletes selected for the inaugural European Games comes to 36 with more names promised in the coming weeks. Katie Taylor hea(...)

Chris Bryan, with  Gráinne Murphy, faded as Matteo Fulan of Italy took gold in 1:56.12. Photograph: Inpho

Open water swimmer Chris Bryan finished seventh at the World University Games 10km in Kazan, Russia, in one hour, 57 minutes and two seconds. Bryan le(...)