Joao Carvalho (right) died after Saturday night’s MMA event in Dublin.

Minister for Sport Michael Ring has called for the urgent regulation of MMA and is calling on department officials, Sports Ireland and the Sports Cou(...)

FAI CEO John Delaney has not done a press conference to which any and every soccer reporter could go for more than three years. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

First the good news . . . there is nothing in John Delaney’s introduction to the FAI’s newly released five-year Strategic Plan about the organisation (...)

Former Ireland Boxing head coach Billy Walsh makes his way through departures at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The IABA reneged on a six-part agreement with the Sports Council over Billy Walsh’s employment terms, according to documents seen by The Irish Time(...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock has already proved he is capable of bettering the Olympic marathon qualification time of 2:17:00. Photograph: Ian McNicol: Inpho.

Only 314 days to go! No one does this cheap and tiresome countdown better than the Olympics. And no one recognises the utter nonsense of it better (...)

Not everyone can put an exact value yet on a European Games gold medal, although Brendan Irvine clearly has. In earning the right to contest the final(...)

Double Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan talking to locals in Zambia during his trip there with Alan Kerins’s Discovery charity.

In a bare-bones classroom by the flood plains of western Zambia last month, Mark Rohan suddenly caught himself off-guard. He and a party of six others(...)

ISA president David Lovegrove has major issues to confront, not least the loss of so many members in recession

A blueprint for change published this week claims to put the Irish Sailing Association on a new tack, but the reality is the association is merely goi(...)

Ireland’s men’s team: Winning on an international stage, as the men’s cricket team and women’s rugby team recently showed, takes a sport a long, long way. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Despite the heated tempers around the country over the proposed Irish Hockey League, there has been some good to come out of the recent debate and (...)

Katie Taylor (left) in action against Estelle Mossely during the 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena in Bucharest, Romania. Photo: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

It seemed an unlikely end when the tears came to Katie Taylor and the words began to choke her up in Bucharest. An audible gasp of relief, the sense o(...)

Kieran Mulvey said his appointment as chairman of the Irish Sports Council – for which he receives a €9,000 fee – predated a Government circular that one person should receive only one salary. tPhotograph: Dominick Walsh

Chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey has said his appointment as chairman of the Sports Council – for which he receives a (...)