Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll: they  won a World Championship gold in Sarasota,  Florida, six weeks ago. Photograph:  EPA

Florida, Boston, Áras an Uachtaráin and the heart of London. Rowing may not quite be in the league of motor racing and private jets, but some of the t(...)

Neil Robertson at the Betfred Snooker World Championships where he had a 10-4 victory over Thai debutant Noppon Saengkham. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Neil Robertson set up a mouthwatering clash with Marco Fu as the Australian swept through to the second round of the World Championship at the Crucibl(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates beating Gary Wilson  on day two of the Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan made a winning start to his 25th Crucible campaign as he saw off Gary Wilson at the World Championship. The reigning Masters champ(...)

 Paul O’Donovan celebrates winning gold at the World Lightweight Single Sculls final in Rotterdam on Saturday. Photograph: Herman Dingler/Inpho

It was his last hurrah. Paul O’Donovan is 22, but he is already putting away one of his loves and moving forward with a bigger project. The Olympic b(...)

Paul O’Donovan, who intends to compete in the lightweight single sculls at the World Championships. Photograph: Kaspars Puspurs.

The Ireland trials this weekend give junior and under-23 crews a chance to stake their claim for World Championship places. A number of crews impress(...)

France’s Estelle Mossely is declared the winner of the lightweight semi-final against Ireland’s Katie Taylor at the      Women’s World Boxing Championships in  Astana, Kazakstan. Photograph: Inpho/AIBA

Her body language said it all. Katie Taylor’s pain at losing a second fight in a matter of months will take some time to dissipate. The champion was (...)

Katie Taylor in action during her lightweight quarter-final against Mexico’s Victoria Torres at the  Women’s World Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakstan. Photograph:   Inpho

All week in Astana the sun has turned the long straight walkway to the Barys Arena on the outskirts of town into a shimmering haze. When the wind blow(...)

Greg Jones: makes his debut at number eight for the Under 20s

Ireland will look to strip back their patterns in an attempt to utilise the quality in the team as they search for a first victory in this season’s U(...)

Katie Taylor: ““I’d love to box for a world professional title but I don’t know if that’s going to be after Rio. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

National coach Zaur Antia is currently coaching London Olympic 2012 champion Katie Taylor as part of the High Performance Irish boxing team. Since (...)

Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan on her way to finishing second at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

So nothing about the unravelling truths of world athletics surprises Sonia O’Sullivan anymore, only the secrets that might still be hidden – including(...)

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