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Ireland’s Kellie  Harrington (red) defeated  Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli in her opening fight at the Olympics and on Tuesday will fight  Algeria’s Almane Khelifi for a guaranteed bronze medal. Photograph: Buda Mendes/AFP/Getty

Tokyo is loving Kellie. Kellie is loving Tokyo and life and being Kellie. For the Irish lightweight, this could be her week of weeks. A second bout o(...)

Michelle O’Neill officiating at the 2019 Uefa Super League final between Chelsea and Liverpool in Istanbul. Photograph: Metin Pala/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Interviewing a referee, any referee, is inevitably going to centre around their unseen assistant. Before the VAR inquiry begins it is worth commending(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington celebrates after winning gold at the European Boxing Road To Tokyo Qualifier at Le Grand Dome in Paris at the start of June. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

With 55 Irish women qualifying for the Olympic Games we’re hoping that we’ll have so many contenders for our July and August awards, the deliberations(...)

 Tokyo Olympics:  scheduled to be hosted in Japan from  July 23rd to August 8th.  Photograph: Koji Sashahara/AP

Tokyo 2020 organisers are “extremely confident” their plans for the rescheduled Olympic Games are on track but will not confirm final details until Ju(...)

Nicola Daly celebrating Ireland’s win over India in the World Cup quarter-final. “You spend your whole career waiting for an Olympic Games. We waited a long time and it’s been a year since we’ve qualified. You’re looking forward to that moment.” Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

On the face of it, Nicci Daly seems to be pleasantly pulled in three directions. But in reality, it’s just one. That’s Tokyo next year now that the Ol(...)

Two more boats are set to be added in the women’s four: China and Ireland finished ninth and 10th in the 2019 World Championships in Linz-Ottensheim.  a competition where eight boats qualified. Photograph: Getty Images

Through the storm of controversy about the date for the Olympic Games, a flicker of light is visible for Irish rowers. Should the Games go ahead in Ju(...)

Philip Doyle  after setting a new Irish record on the ergometer for 2,000 metres at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Gorman

The Ireland team’s programme for this Olympic year will be hectic: there is no place for the European Championships. Yesterday, a forecast of troubl(...)

Colm Barrington: “It’s great to see all the young people coming through and competing at international events on the continent and around the world.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

After 12 years in the role, Colm Barrington has formally stepped down as chairman of Irish Sailing’s Olympic Steering Group (OSG). Previously known f(...)

Ireland celebrate with their silver medals after their field hockey World Cup final loss to the Netherlands. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

On the face of it the additional €500,000 for Hockey Ireland on top of the 2018 allocation is a winner for the sport and particularly the women’s nati(...)

Annalise Murphy  competes in the Rio Olympics in 2016, where she won two silver medals. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Political will is a phrase chief executive of Sport New Zealand Peter Miskimmin uses frequently. In Dublin tonight to deliver the keynote address at t(...)

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