John Holland:  “In the short term we are going to see is there any possibility of doing a [lightweight] four.” Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s top three Olympic-class crews share two traits: they showed themselves to be on course for Rio at the recent World Championships; and they a(...)

The Indian summer is set to continue another 10 years for Ireland’s young cricketers after the announcement yesterday of a multi-million euro naming r(...)

The Biathlon Men’s Relay at the Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Photograph:  Vianney Thibaut/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Irish athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi competed alongside Russian athletes who have admitted taking drugs that have now been placed o(...)

Fiona Coghlan poses with the World Cup ahead of the competition this 2014 summer. Photograph: Inpho

The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for August: Fiona Coghlan (Rugby)We’ve had a few speedy decisions on monthly awards in our time(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring believes the GAA were wrong to move Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay to Limerick. Photograph:  Frank Miller

The GAA has come in for further criticism for staging the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay in Limerick rather than Dublin, this time from the Ministe(...)

Dublin County Board chairman Andy Kettle.

Dublin will be resisting any reduction in their central GAA funding for next year, claiming they’re being penalised for their own success while other (...)

Peamount’s Chloe Mustaki: Awarded the Sportswoman of the Month award for her own performances and for leading the Republic of Ireland’s U-19 squad to wins over Spain, England and Sweden.  Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was only in April that we were lauding the Irish under-19 football team for making it to the European Championships for the first time, Listowel’s(...)

Irish players warm-up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB anti-doping tee shirts before last month’s game in the  Junior World Championship match against  Fiji  at QBE Stadium, Albany,  New Zealand. Photograph:  Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

Anti-doping figures released for last year indicate Rugby Union, on an international level, is showing a higher percentage of positive test results th(...)

The Irish men’s team celebrate following their win in last weekend’s home international in Montrose, Scotland

Congratulations to Ireland’s shore angling teams on winning gold at the home nations’ two-day championships in Montrose on the east coast of Scotland,(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

When Katie Taylor won a record-breaking sixth European title in the first week in June, we reckoned that was our judging job done for the month, it wa(...)