Irish cyclist Daniel Martin of Etixx-QuickStep team celebrates winning the third stage of the 96th Volta a Catalunya cycling race between Gerona and La Molina, Catalonia, Spain inMarch. Photograph: EPA/Quique Garcia

If there were any lingering doubts that Ireland’s Dan Martin could take on and beat the world’s best riders, they were dispelled last month. The locat(...)

Cyclist Stephen Roche’s triumphant homecoming to Ireland in 1987 after winning the Tour De France. His victory sparked a new wave of interest in cycling.

When Stephen Roche won the Tour de France back in 1987 Ireland caught cycling fever. The Dubliner’s open-top bus homecoming through his native city wa(...)

Nate Diaz applies a choke hold to win by submission against Conor McGregor in March 2016. Photograph: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The tragic death of Joao Carvalho on Monday has reignited debate over whether professional mixed martial arts fights should be banned. However, legal(...)

The Irish Sports Council will do further research to assess trends, including gender differences.

A slight decline in the numbers of young people in the 16-24 age group taking part in sport is of “concern”, the Irish Sports Council has said. Som(...)

Irish Badminton international Chloe Magee has already competed at the Beijing and London Olympic Games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

She’s only 27 but badminton professional Chloe Magee, from Raphoe in Co Donegal, is aiming to qualify for her third Olympic Games, having debuted in B(...)

Ireland  coach Craig Fulton faces a huge challenge to get his team in the best shape for the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

The men’s Irish hockey team are €225,000 short of what they need to plan a detailed programme for their participation in the Rio Olympic Games in Aug(...)

Gráinne Murphy, pictured here in 2013, has retired from international swimming. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Former European silver medalist Gráinne Murphy has retired from international swimming after admitting her chances of making it to the Olympic Games i(...)

There is also an allocation of €8.36 million to fund the high performance units of the Olympic sports.,

Payday for the 59 national governing bodies of Irish sport, and with the Rio Olympic countdown now well underway, overall Government funding for 2016(...)

Dublin footballers celebrate their third All-Ireland victory in five years at Croke Park last September. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ten years ago, then GAA director general Liam Mulvihill said in a section subtitled ‘Dublin’ that the “excellent work being done in Dublin is evident (...)

The GAA is to introduce blood testing in 2016. Photograph: Getty

Blood testing is to be introduced for GAA players from January 1st 2016. The move comes as part of the 2016 Anti-Doping programme which is being rol(...)