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Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won lightweight double gold during August at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The first event of the season, the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, has an entry packed with Olympic hopefuls. Some could also represent Ireland at(...)

Brothers Gary (bow) and Paul O’Donovan winning an Olympic medal was the highlight of Irish rowing in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images.

The team of the year are rowers, the videos have gone viral and pull like a dog is the catchphrase of the day. Rowing in Ireland is coming to the end(...)

Justin Rose of Britain reacts on the 18th after winning gold at the Olympic Golf Course in Barra da Tijuca. Photograph: EPA

Golf’s elders and future planners can breathe more easily. With a simple birdie putt and a clenched fist, Justin Rose relieved Canadian George Lyon of(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men’s 10,000m at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Getty Images

They say Rio is the city that never sleeps, which is just is well, because it’s around midnight before we sit down for the 10, 000m press conference a(...)

Danny Willett  of Great Britain lines up a putt during practice session. Photograph:  Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Justin Rose and Danny Willett will take inspiration from temporary neighbours Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis-Hill as they attempt to join them as Olymp(...)

China’s men’s training at the velodrome in Rio. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

It reminds me of trying to cycle at high speed in a pudding bowl, and a big one at that. A modern velodrome features steeply banked oval tracks, c(...)

 Germany’s Sven Maresch  and Sergiu Toma  of United Arab Emirates compete in the Men’s 81kg elimination rounds at the Olympics in Rio. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Is it true that Judo originated in Irish primary schoolyards where a couple of lads grabbed each other’s geansaís and swung each other around until o(...)

Sanita Puspure is consoled by physiotherapist Sarah Jane McDonnell after finishing fourth. James Crombie/INPHO

On reflection, Bill Murray’s suggestion last month was the best ever. “Every Olympic event should include one average person competing for reference,(...)

Netherland’s Mirco Pruijser  celebrates scoring a goal against Ireland.  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland may feel the sting of missing out on points from their opening match against India as they face into a tough match against Germany at the hock(...)

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan  winning the men’s rowing lightweight double sculls heat: they were just .38 of a second ahead of the Italian crew. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP Photo

The best thing about having two brothers qualifying for an Olympic semi-final in the same boat is hearing them explain exactly what happened: Gary an(...)

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