Ireland rugby captain Fiona Coghlan has won The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year award for 2013. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish rugby captain Fiona Coghlan has won the Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year Award. Following on from Katie Taylor, who won (...)

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(...)

Galway centre half back  Therese Maher   with the O’Duffy Cup in Ballinasloe. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GAA fans turned out in their thousands to welcome home the victorious Galway senior and intermediate camogie All-Ireland champions last night.Tony War(...)

Kicking coach Ronan O’Gara and his new great friend, Jonny Sexton. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Inpho

Shemozzle. One of the very great words. Hands up how many of you thought your Granny invented it, only to read it comes from the Yiddish ‘shlimazl’, m(...)

Galway’s Heather Cooney (left) and Therese Maher celebrate. Maher had lost in five previous finals before yesterday’s triumph. Photograph: Inpho

It was no classic. It started slowly and got progressively slower, with no point from play in either the first 15 minutes or the last 20. It was roug(...)

Members of the Galway team celebrate their victory over Kilkenny as they claimed the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship at Croke Park. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 0-7: It might not have been a final for the ages but that mattered not one bit to Galway, who ended years of heartbreak to finally(...)

Galway’s Heather Cooney and Therese Maher after defeating Wexford in the semi-final last month. Maher has played in five finals and still hasn’t won one. Photograph: Inpho

Someone’s famine is going to end tomorrow, it’s just a matter of whose. Both counties have had their days in the past but it’s 17 years since Galway’s(...)