Hurdler Thomas Barr: this weekend’s National Championships in Santry will be his last race before Beijing. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

He doesn’t necessarily feel robbed by it all although Thomas Barr believes doping in sport should be made a criminal offence. And that’s not necess(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring his side’s fourth goal during the Connacht SFC Final at Dr Hyde Park in  Roscommon. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

When Cillian O’Connor wonders out loud where Aidan O’Shea is best positioned on the football field these days then he’s not alone. Especially when O(...)

Cillian Buckley: “It’s turning into a fierce game of athleticism and fitness. It’s probably suiting me, and it is a place I enjoy playing.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s now 31 days and so many hours since Kilkenny collected their 70th Leinster hurling title without much fuss, and it would appear that several posi(...)

Fiona Doyle shows off the silver medal she won  in the 50m breaststroke at the  World University Games in Gwangju.

Not long after winning her second swimming medal at last month’s World University Games in Gwangju – securing a Rio Olympic qualifying time in the pro(...)

The investigative trail that ultimately led to what is being described as “the biggest leak of blood test data in sporting history” began in Kenya

Even if the exact scale of the latest doping allegations that have further crippled the credibility of athletics may never be known, the sense of timi(...)

Sebastian Coe is in the final two weeks of his campaign to take over as president of the IAAF. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If Sebastian Coe wasn’t entirely sure about what he’s letting himself in for by going forward as the new leader of world athletics, then he is now. Ev(...)

Doping scandal: None of the athletes have been named. Photograph: Getty Images

Athletics Ireland has called for further clarification on the allegation that Irish athletes may have accounted for 3 per cent of the abnormal blood v(...)

Darren McCurry tries to shrug off the attentions of Sligo’s Niall Murphy as Tyrone booked their place in the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland championship. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“It’s the place to be,” says Mickey Harte, after guiding Tyrone to an All-Ireland football quarter-final for the 10th time in 13 seasons. Even if n(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh gets his shot away despite the attempted block of Sligo’s Brian Curran during the  All-Ireland Round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tyrone 0-21 Sligo 0-14 The masters of the qualifiers come again, Tyrone now back in the All-Ireland football quarter-finals for the 11th time in 15 se(...)

Mark English running in the Cork City Sports in early July. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mark Twain always said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. Which (...)