Ireland’s Scott Evans is a serious medal candidate in badminton at the European Games in Baku. Photograph: Getty.

There is no limit to our welcoming into the Kingdom of Azerbaijan. Such is their lavish consideration of our needs that they built the Baku Sports Hal(...)

Katie Taylor will meet Bulgaria’s Denitsa Eliseeva in Sunday’s bout at the European Games in Baku. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it still feels like Baku has been missing one proper headline act at these first European Games that should change on Sunday afternoon when the mo(...)

Clare Balding and Sonia O’Sullivan at yesterday’s Liberty Insurance Women in Sport Conference at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“What women’s sport particularly needs is that it is seen as important,” said former world athletics champion Sonia O’Sullivan at the launch of a new(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan celebrates with her gold medal after winning the women’s 5,000m final at the 1995 World Athletics Championships at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Allsport

Time passes slowly on every long bus journey, and on this one, Sonia O’Sullivan rests her head against the window, stares out across the green fiel(...)

“He was a great broadcaster, an outstanding one and a wonderful person too.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Eamon Dunphy “He was a fantastic broadcaster; in any genre not just sport but he was totally central to what we did. “He had a real passion for it and(...)

Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has been awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his film, television and stage work.Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mar(...)

Ronnie Delany of Ireland wins the 1500m at the Melbourne Olympic Games of 1956, three years previous he won the Irish schools 800m. Photograph: IOC/Allsport.

So less than a year now before that big 1916 anniversary special, and we still don’t know exactly how to celebrate it. How does one begin to recognise(...)

Broadcaster Colm Hayes with Jim Breen before the businessman set out on his 1,400km run. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

A man who has been a life-long sufferer from depression is running the equivalent of more than a marathon a day to raise awareness of suicide preventi(...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya  wins at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

How sad and yet entirely fitting that even while writing this column it already feels dated. Because, by the time you read it, the World Cross Country(...)