Ireland fans at the Euro 2012 game against Croatia in Poznan. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

I once had a conversation with an Irish soccer international a couple of days after the Irish rugby team had suffered a famous defeat. He produced his(...)

 Jason Smyth celebrates  wining the 200m T13  final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He received €40,000 from the Irish Sports Council. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Gone are the days when our elite athletes greeted the announcement of the International Carding Scheme with applause, surprise or else total horror –(...)

European indoord silver medalist Mark English missed out on full podium funding. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Paralympics athletes, swimmers and cyclists are once again the big winners in the latest allocation of the Irish Sports Council’s Internatio(...)

Just five years after taking up the game Sophie Spence was a member of Ireland’s Grand-Slam winning team. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It has, to say the least, been an eventful start to the Six Nations campaign for Ireland. The team opened with a comprehensive 30-5 win away to Ital(...)

John Treacy: “We’ve seen loads of evidence down through the years of people who scrape in around July and by the time the Olympics come around they don’t have it.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If Irish athletes have hopes of performing well at Rio 2016, this is the year in which to qualify. The Irish Sports Council (ISC) has targeted the (...)

Kieran Mulvey, Chairman, Irish Sports Council says that increased funding will increase participation and enhance high performance - A total of €8.16m will be invested in 22 Performance Plans which will support Ireland participation at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Payday for the 59 national governing bodies of Irish sport - and with the Rio Olympic countdown well underway, Government funding for 2015 is up on la(...)

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(...)