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Referee Maggie Farrelly who makes history when she takes charge of Sunday’s McKenna Cup clash between  Fermanagh and St Mary’s at Brewster Park, Enniskillen. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

That history is being made – again in the GAA – seems something to celebrate and perhaps a reminder that equality of women in all sport is still a wor(...)

Tensions rose last year when an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman called Brazil a ’diplomatic dwarf’ after Brasilia recalled its ambassador from Israel to protest the  military offensive in Gaza in July 2014. File photograph:  AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis and led to a standoff with the Israeli (...)

Rowers Gearoid Towey and Ciarán Lewis in their Atlantic Challenge craft before the dramatic capsize in 2006.

Exactly 10 years ago, Gearóid Towey was well known in rowing but not in the wider community. Within weeks he would become front page news. Towey and(...)

Ireland players line up for the national anthems during the qualifying campaign. Photograph: Inpho

Regardless of what statistic you picked, the Ireland wait had been a long one. No field sport had qualified for the Olympic Games since 1948. No hock(...)

Michael O’Reilly on his way to beating Athy’s John Joyce to book his place in national final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Reilly will not allow his international success to distract him from his domestic duties as he chases a third Irish middleweight title in a(...)

Jasa Veremalua scores a try for Fiji against England in the final of the Dubai Rugby Sevens on Saturday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images.

It was a weekend of the same game played in different ways and also one that wasn’t played at all. Rugby sevens is the new kid on the block. Although (...)

Connacht loosehead Denis Buckley: his workrate continues to be off the charts, but with outrageous added value to the ball. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

So last week’s “success is failure turned inside out” on Connacht’s 29 years “of doubt”, with Pat Lam’s losing streak in 2013, where “it’s when thing(...)

Craig Fulton: “We played well in some phases in each game but not well enough for 60 minutes.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland’s post-Rio qualification programme got off to an inauspicious start this week as coach Craig Fulton headed to Spain with a 20-man squad. Fa(...)

 Damien Shaw: “I first started out racing as a hobby and a means to stay fit and never thought it would lead to this.” Photograph:  Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

The An Post Chainreaction team has confirmed its fifth Irish rider for the 2016 season, with national road race champion Damien Shaw making a breakth(...)

Paul O’Donovan (left) and Gary O’Donovan, who will represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Debbie Heaphy.

Buffeted by winds and holding out against floods, rowing steps out of an important year and into what might be the most important in a decade or more(...)

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