Dublin footballer James McCarthy has a therapeutic use exemption for a Ventolin inhaler.

James McCarthy answers the first question of the day with that look of complete inevitability – and no, it’s not about drug testing in the GAA.Because(...)

 Katie Walsh  after winning the Irish Grand National Steeplechase on board the 20-1 shot Thunder And Roses, trained by Sandra Hughes, at Fairyhouse, Co. Meath. Photograph: Inpho

It was back in 2010 that Katie Walsh won her first Sportswoman of the Month award after a memorable visit to Cheltenham where she had two rides – and (...)

Sign at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Inpho.

The GAA will meet the Irish Sports Council later this month to discuss the implementation of blood testing within Gaelic games next year, which was an(...)

Kilkenny’s Aoife Neary is tackled by Cork’s Aoife Murray and Gemma O’Connor in 2014’s All-Ireland senior camogie final. The Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association both want their finals to be designated on the free-to-air list. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Big sporting drama is set to unfold this summer, not at the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park, but in the in-trays of the Department of Communications.Its r(...)

Irish Sports Council chief executive John Treacy says criminalising doping should be considered. Photograph: Inpho

The chief executive of the Irish Sports Council (ISC), John Treacy, believes that criminalising athletes who deliberately cheat in sport by taking pr(...)

 A survey of athletes at the London Olympics in 2012 by a team from University College London  found  55 per cent had  cavities, 45 per cent tooth erosion and 76 per cent  gum disease. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Fit and athletic men and women are increasingly suffering from cavities because of the growing consumption of “healthy” sports drinks, the new presid(...)

Alan Cadogan returns at corner forward for Cork in their Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork are back to full strength for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Dublin at Nowlan Park.Manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has welcomed b(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy says naming rights to Croke Park are unlikely to be sold. Photograph: Norman McCloskey/Inpho

It probably won’t happen during his term as director general but Páraic Duffy has admitted the GAA would be open to selling the naming rights to Croke(...)

CEO for the IRFU speaks on camera at the Irish Sports Council Funding for FAI, IRFU and GAA for 2015 in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The IRFU will deliver an unequivocal message to Minister for Communications Alex White when both parties meet in the coming weeks: to list Six Nation(...)

Andy Lee in action against Matt Korobov. “That fight, to be completely honest, was a make-or-break fight for me,” says Lee. Photograph: David Becker/Ggetty

Andy Lee concedes that his faith had been shaken. Had he lost to the Russian Matt Korobov last year in Las Vegas in his fight for the WBO title, he(...)