Denise Walsh at World Rowing Championships in Florida after winning the semi-final this year. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Denise Walsh is a little cautious when we meet. The Cork rower is in Dublin having been announced as one of eight athletes to be awarded an IOC Olympi(...)

Jacqui Dunphy with  Beibhinn and Caoimhe. “When you have kids you have to make a choice: you miss your sessions or you get the first round done before they wake and you do the other one after they go to bed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Getting to the start line for an Ironman distance race – a 2.4-mile (3.86km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25km) bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile (42.20km) mara(...)

Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch in Rio on August 11th after qualifying for the women’s lightweight double sculls final. Photograph: ©Inpho/Morgan Treacy

When their rowing obligations were completed, Sinead Lynch and Claire Lambe intended to stay on in Rio for the closing Olympics ceremony. After mis(...)

Olympic silver medalists Gary and Paul O’Donovan with coach Dominic Casey at Skibbereen Rowing Club. Photo: Michael MacSweeney.

Two Irish rowers will light up the Late Late Show tonight. Just hours before, the Irish rowing team will have drawn crowds to a special celebration at(...)

Ireland’s Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe following the lightweight women’s double sculls final at Rio 2016. File photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

The parents of Irish Olympic rower Sinead Lynch have thanked their neighbours and friends for helping to “soften the blow’ of their daughter’s disappo(...)

Ireland’s Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch celebrate making the final. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

A sparkling day on the water for Irish rowing team has placed both the women and men’s lightweight double sculls crews in Friday morning’s Olympic fin(...)

Ireland’s Sinéad  Lynch and Claire Lambe in action during the heats of the women’s lightweight doubles in Rio. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When you have spent 16 years trying to qualify for the Olympics, what’s another 24 hours? Nothing. So it’s no wonder it made no difference to Sinéad (...)

The second day of rowing at Rio 2016 has been cancelled due to the wind whipping across the Lagoa.

The second day of rowing at Rio 2016 has been postponed due to the wind whipping across the Lagoa. The Olympic regatta got off to a testing start on(...)

London-born Ellis O’Reilly will become the first female gymnast to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

So, Rio is almost upon us, the build-up interminable but a mere fraction of it focussed on actual sporting matters, the bulk of it taken up with repea(...)

Sinéad Jennings: ‘For me it’s been such a long road, and about never giving up.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Sinéad Jennings is the kind of woman you want to be when you grow up. The Donegal woman is a mother of three children, a doctor and will be representi(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • Next
  • Last »