Natalya Coyle

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 Sarah Healy at Dublin Airport with her gold medals for  the 1,500m and 3,000m events  in  Hungary. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

We probably should all have learnt by now to resist pumping up expectations to lunar levels after one of our young sportspeople excels in their teenag(...)

“You’re swept up in the whole thing, I’ll never forget it. And then Mum was crying on the phone. My family have been there for me from day one and supported me through all the dark days, so it was incredibly emotional. It was a really, really good day.”

Natalya Coyle had enjoyed plenty of good days through her sporting career, not least those ninth and sixth place finishes at the London and Rio Olympi(...)

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe won gold in Sofia on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe of Ireland has won gold in the men’s individual final at the UIPM 2018 pentathlon World Cup in Sofia. The 26-year-old from K(...)

Ellen Keane on her way to bronze in the women's 100m breaststroke final at the Paralympics in Rio. Photograph: Al Tielemans/Getty

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe and  Natalya Coyle have been awarded bronze medals for the mixed relay at the 2015 Pentathlon World Championships in Germany. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe are the latest Irish athletes to be upgraded to medal positions at a major event following a competitor fail(...)

Former Irish rugby captain Fiona Coghlan; twice Olympic pentathlon athlete Natalya Coyle; camogie all-star Mags D’Arcy; and Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy launching  Liberty Insurance Game of Two Halves research on Tuesday. Photograph:  Naoise Culhane

At the conclusion of the 40-minute panel discussion hosted by RTÉ’s Joanne Cantwell and featuring Olympians Annalise Murphy and Natalya Coyle, Irish r(...)

  Robbie Brady scores against Italy at Euro 2016 in France. Photograph:  Reuters/Carl Recine

Cheerio, so, to the year 2016 AD – 12 months that seemed crowded with unwanted departures, a purple rainfall in which the brightest stars were extingu(...)

 Malachy Clerkin and Mary Hannigan (left) in conversation with Natalya Coyle, Sarah Rowe and Evanne Ní Chuilinn.  Eric Luke

So this is how 2016 draws to a close. A quiet room in a city centre hotel, a table set for lunch and a tape rolling all the while. Around the table, f(...)

All-Ireland winners, the McGrath brothers – John, Noel and Brian –  at the NDC stand with Ryan Tubridy.

Had fate ordained otherwise, Henry Shefflin and the McGrath brothers would have been the fiercest of rivals in the recent All-Ireland senior hurling f(...)

Ireland’s Natalya Coyle after finishing in seventh on Friday night. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No one told us the modern pentathlon could possibly be this exciting, except of course for Natalya Coyle, who in the four years since the London Olymp(...)

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