St Patrick’s Athletic  fans celebrate their side’s second goal against Derry City in the FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

If St Pat’s were awarded a euro for every time their FAI Cup drought was mentioned in the last week, they’d have Messi, Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo up fro(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Chloe Watkins is challenged by Spain’s Anabel Flores during the European championship match  at the Braxgata club, in Boom, Belgium.  Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP.

IRELAND 0SPAIN 1Ireland will face an all-or-nothing date with Scotland tomorrow for European Championship survival following a narrow loss to Spain in(...)

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 (...)

‘It probably seems a bit crazy, especially when we’re not getting paid, but it’s sport we’re doing it for, it’s not about money,’ says 200-times capped Ireland hockey international Nikki Symmons.

Not everyone who knows her has been convinced by the wisdom of her commitment to her sport for over a decade: “People always say, ‘you have no life!’,(...)

Ireland’s Alison Miller during the Six Nations game against France. The lack of sponsorship in women’s sport will be discussed at a conference tomorrow.

Call it a gathering, a meeting of the marginalised, the ignored and the sidelined. Women’s sport. It’s where the numbers who participate don’t seem to(...)