Laser sailor Annalise Murphy leads Irish hopes at the Miami Olympic classes regatta

(...) just four points after six races sailed.The Miami event represents the start of Rio Olympic Games(...)

Ireland men’s hockey team are hoping to bridge a 67-year gap and be the first to qualify for the Olympic Games in a team sport since the soccer team did in 1948. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

(...). Ireland are hoping to become the first of the Irish team sports to qualify for an Olympic Games since the(...)

(...) victors at the Olympic Games. Two paintings engage with contemporary subjects: one celebrates England(...)

Adam Nolan lands with a left in his welterweight title fight against John Joe Joyce during the   National Senior Elite Championships at the  National Stadium. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

(...) 2013, the year after the Olympic Games, when Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes did not take part(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland walks away after hugging Andreas Seppi of Italy, who defeated him in their men’s singles third round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters
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Olympic boxing captain Darren O’Neill has taken a big gamble in moving from middleweight to heavyweight(...)

ISA Olympic campaigners Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern on their 49er skiff. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

(...) about getting maximum time on the water at the venue for the games,” said James O’Callaghan, ISA(...)

Darren O’Neill: “That lad I’m fighting Friday night is very, very big for a heavyweight. He’s very muscular. I’ve a big task ahead of me.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) title at the new weight could propel him towards the European Games and ultimately the Olympic Games in(...)

 Eugene Magee:  will lend his considerable experience to the Ireland side in South Africa. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

South Africa to kickstart their Olympic qualifying preparations.Craig Fulton’s side do so in positive(...)

Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois pulled off  a number of crucial saves as his side drew 1-1 at Anfield in the League Cup semi final first leg. (Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)
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Olive Loughane and Rob Heffernan could be upgraded to World Championship gold and Olympic bronze medals(...)

 Sainte Foy in France: ‘Skiing as it should be and not what it’s become.’

(...)) and a guide. The latter is ex-Olympic skier for Britain Konrad Bartelski – he came second in the(...)