Sara Treacy was one of three Irish athletes to make the qualifying time for the 3,000 metres steeplechase at next year’s Olympics in Rio during a race in Letterkenny. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

That old feeling of waiting around for something only for it to arrive in multiplicity is certainly true about the three Irish women who qualified for(...)

Kerry O’Flaherty: her 3,000m Steeplechase time of 9:42.61 qualifies her for both the World Championships and 2016 Olympics. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Three Irish women athletes achieved the 3,000m steeplechase qualifying time for the 2016 Olympic Games in Letterkenny. Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle AC(...)

Boxer Katie Taylor when arriving back at Dublin Airport after she won gold at the 2015 European Games, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, last month. Photograph: PA.

There was decidedly bad news for Katie Taylor’s rivals in her division when, after winning her 18th consecutive title at the European Games in Baku, (...)

 Katie Walsh  after winning the Irish Grand National Steeplechase on board the 20-1 shot Thunder And Roses, trained by Sandra Hughes, at Fairyhouse, Co. Meath. Photograph: Inpho

It was back in 2010 that Katie Walsh won her first Sportswoman of the Month award after a memorable visit to Cheltenham where she had two rides – and (...)

Gráinne Dwyer of Team Montenotte Hotel in action in the National Cup final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A year ago Gráinne Dwyer made our choice for the January sportswoman of the month an easy one after her MVP-winning performance in the National Cup fi(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton finished sixth at the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo.

Sometimes the best medals are the ones we don’t expect, those won not from the front but from behind, when bronze shines almost as sweetly as gold.No(...)

 Fionnuala Britton (right) and Sara Treacy helped Ireland  claimed the bronze in the women’s  team event at the   European Cross-Country in  Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

There was mud, there was snow, there was sweat, and in the end there was the pleasant surprise of bronze medals for the Irish women’s team at the Euro(...)

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(...)

Annalise Murphy has her mind firmly fixed on success at Rio 2016.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Month – May 2013Almost a year on from that day Annalise Murphy suffered the heartbreak of finishin(...)