FIRA Under 18 European Championships Semi-Final, Plewiska, Poland 15/4/2014Ireland U18 vs France U18Ireland’s Max DeeganMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Szymon Gruchalski/www.eurorugby2014.pl

“The Senior Cup teams are getting as professional as any set-up you are going to see in Europe.” – Darragh Fanning – Leinster. No supplements. No dopi(...)

19/12/14 - NEWS - Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the   ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ at the 10th Annual  The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Joanna Morgan rode five winners on five continents during a pioneering riding career and she is set to finish her training career in exotic fashion i(...)

Joanna Morgan, pictured here with Katie taylor at the Irish Times Sports Woman of the Year awards, has announced her retirement from training. (Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

The pioneer jockey and successful trainer Joanna Morgan has announced her retirement from training.Morgan, 61, received the Hall of Fame Award at last(...)

The campaign by Sport England urges women of all sizes and shapes to get active. Photograph: Still from This Girl Can video/Sport England

It’s hard to resist a jiggle to Missy Elliott’s Get Ur Freak On, which made it the perfect backing track for Sport England’s latest bid to get women u(...)

Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sportswoman of the Year 2014’ at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 3:15

Boxer Katie Taylor has been crowned The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Year 2014’ for her exceptional achievement in winning a r(...)

The general consensus in schools is ‘no supplements allowed’ but the temptation remains for those unlikely to experience this level of competition again. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

“Everyone has a personal gold medal. That might be just making the First XV of your high school rugby team. “These drugs are rife – you can get(...)

Europe Ryder Cup winning team captain Paul McGinley  back in September. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Olympic Council of Ireland has unveiled the Team Ireland leaders for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and an “honoured” European Ryder Cup captain Paul(...)

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching the end of 2014 when it seems like a wet week since it started. But it’s trickier still to accept(...)

 Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match against Fiji  in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty

Within the last 18 months, one of the Irish provinces made contact with the Irish Sports Council regarding one of their players. The player had made h(...)

Construction under way at the National Stadium for the Baku 2015 European Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Typical of Pat Hickey to answer my first question before he’s even asked. Hickey hasn’t lasted a quarter of a century – or a record seven terms – a(...)