Aishling Sheridan (Cavan), Áine Haberlin (Laois), Karen McDermott (Westmeath) and Lorraine O’Shea (Tipperary) at the announcement of Lidl’s three-year partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Photograph: Sportsfile

There wasn’t a Ladyball to be seen in Croke Park yesterday and Lidl managing director John Paul Scally vowed they’d never actually be available for pu(...)

Rena Buckley with Briege Corkery, overall joint winners of the Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswomen of the Year 2015 photographed at the awards ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have been named as joint winners of the Irish Times/ Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year award for 2015. The dual(...)

Sarah Byrne, Sophie Spence, Jenny Egan, Katie Walsh, Niamh Briggs, Kylie Murphy, Noelle Lenihan, Madeline Perry, Gráinne Dwyer. Front row (l-r):  Ann Marie McGlynn, Briege Corkery, Catherina McKiernan, Rena Buckley, Katie Taylor, Leona Maguire at the  2015 Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year  at the  Shelbourne Hotel.

There’s a story in Mary White’s book Relentless that begins with Rena Buckley driving through Macroom on a Saturday night in 2011. It’s just short of (...)

Katie Taylor (red)  has won the Sportswoman of the Year title in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2014. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

What on earth are we all going to do when Katie Taylor hangs up her gloves? Last year Taylor was crowned The Irish Times/ Sports Council’s Sportswom(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley: have won ten All-Ireland football medals and six All-Ireland camogie medals each. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For anyone who has browsed through the history of Irish women in sport through the years, a name that always stood out was that of Kathleen Mills, he(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley celebrate with the Brendan Martin Cup in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They were the hunted rather than the hunter this time but you don’t need to have seen a lot of the Cork women’s football teams to know they can do it (...)

Gráinne McElwain: the TG4 woman gives it her best, year in, year out, her efforts bordering on the heroic, but she rarely gets anywhere. Photograph: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE

Gráinne McElwain has her work cut out every September. First she has to try to get Cork manager Éamonn Ryan to concede that he’s half decent at his jo(...)

Briege Corkery: Cork dual star can make history with a win over Dublin in final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Apart from a blip in 2010 when they lost to Tyrone in the quarter-finals, Cork have been nothing less than invincible in Gaelic football for just o(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery : “People do ask if we’re not sick of winning. God, you never get sick of that winning feeling. Ever”. Photograph: INPHO/Tommy Grealy

History might beckon as on Sunday she could, with team-mate Rena Buckley, become the most medalled woman in the history of Gaelic games, but Briege Co(...)

Members of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship winning  Cork team visit Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Hundreds ventured out on to the rainy and windswept streets of Cork on Monday night to welcome home the victorious All-Ireland camogie team. The Cork(...)