Cork’s Briege Corkery: has won an astonishing total of 14 senior All-Ireland medals in Gaelic football and camogie. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was 2005, the second year of the Sportswomen of the Year awards, and the memory still raises a chuckle. Briege Corkery had won the double with Cork(...)

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(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan had a wonderful year in 1995, winning the World Athletics Championships women’s 5000m. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho.

On this date 20 years ago Sonia O’Sullivan felt rubbish and unmotivated. She started off with her usual warm-up around Richmond Park, close to her (...)

Irish mountaineer Clare Sheridan on Red Rocks, Nevada. Photograph: Peter Irwin

“Girls don’t climb.” Almost four decades ago, Clare Sheridan heard in this comment an invitation she couldn’t refuse. Perhaps the seasoned mountaineer(...)

Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second during their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night.
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Chelsea march onThe last time Tottenham Hotspur managed a win at Stamford Bridge was the same day it was announced Nelson Mandela would be released fr(...)

Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan and Russia’s Anna Alminova compete in the heats of the women’s 1,500m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009. When Alminova was stripped of the gold medal, McGettigan received the bronze. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She didn’t name any names, nor indeed could she, although Roisin McGettigan is pretty certain other Irish athletes have been denied a place on the med(...)

Ireland players Pearce Hanley, Mattie Donnelly, Paddy O’Rourke and Colm Begley participate in a art assessment video project with students from Wesley College, Melbourne. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce held a lunch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday to mark the International Rules series, taking place i(...)

Sonia celebrates silver in the 5000m final at 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Photograph: Stu Forster /Allsport

For those of us of a certain age, drawn to moments of high sporting drama, there was one person who gave us more to shout about, more moments of nail-(...)

Alison Miller in action against New Zealand

When Portlaoise native Alison Miller scored Ireland’s second try against New Zealand in last month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup, she immediately etche(...)