Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)

Justin Gatlin has vowed to boycott the BBC and British media over their coverage of his 100m showdown with Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: PA

The world 100m silver medallist, Justin Gatlin, has vowed to boycott the BBC and other British media at the championships in protest at their “biased”(...)

Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt cross the finish line  in Beijing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Never has 100 metres of running added up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Never has 9.79 seconds felt like such an eternity. And even if Usa(...)

Usain Bolt eased through the 100m heats at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: EPA

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin moved a step closer to their highly anticipated Beijing showdown when both eased through the 100 metres heats on the ope(...)

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake looks on in front of a Swiss flag prior to compete the men’s 100 m sprint race during the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern meeting on July 14th, 2015. Photograph: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

It’s hard to imagine what sort of appearance fee Yohan Blake would have commanded in the immediate aftermath of the London Olympics, although less th(...)

Jamaica’s sprinter Yohan Blake will race in Santry this coming Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Jamaican 100m sprinter Yohan Blake will take part in the Morton Games in Santry this Friday afternoon. The organisers announced on Tuesday morning tha(...)

Mo Farah of Britain wins the 5,000 metres race ahead of Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Pierre Albouy/Reuters

Running it seemed with extra spark and perhaps a little anger Mo Farah is back, winning the 5,000 metres at the Lausanne Diamond League with an astoni(...)

Tyson Gay was one of 10 Americans to run sub-10 seconds in one night. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Tyson Gay found his road to the 100 metres final will not be an easy one at the US world championships trials on Thursday. Gay was among 10 Americans (...)

Justin Gatlin has forgiven Tyson Gay after he was banned for doping and the US 4x100m relay team had their silver medals stripped. Photograph: Epa

Justin Gatlin says he has forgiven Tyson Gay despite the US men’s team being stripped of the Olympic 4x100m relay silver medal they won at London 2(...)

Usain Bolt wants harsher punishments for doping offences. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has criticised the “stupid” deal under which American sprinter Tyson Gay was given a reduced ban of only one year(...)