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Graeme McDowell has added 62.08 points so far in 2020 - leaving Olympic qualification as a very real prospect. Photograph: Getty Images

One potential off-shoot of Graeme McDowell’s upward trending in the world rankings is for a third male qualifier for the Ireland team at the Olympics (...)

As of midnight on February 3rd there were 20 confirmed coronavirus cases in Japan. Photograph: EPA

The Japanese prime minister says his government is in close contact with the World Health Organisation to prevent the coronavirus outbreak having an i(...)

Rory McIlroy brought his consistency to a new level through the year. Photograph: Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour via Getty Images

Their work for the season done, Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy plan on packing away the clubs for much of the winter before returning to competition on(...)

Sean Dancer: Ireland’s head coach  faces a busy year after the women’s team’s  qualification for the Olympics in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If all concerned can come down off Cloud Nine in time then the new Hockey League campaign will get under way on Saturday, and for players with interna(...)

Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug and his grandmother Emily Scanlon during his homecoming to Offaly after winning the British Open at Portrush. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Absolutely,” is the reply from Shane Lowry when asked if he’d carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo next year. Lowry’s win (...)

 Rory McIlroy during a practice round ahead of the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course in New York. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will represent Ireland at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo, claiming the experience “is going to be cool.” The 30-year-old(...)

In 2018 the men play in the World Cup in India at the end of the year and will have a number of warm up events in preparation for that. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images for FIH

The grant of €21,000 per year for the Olympic cycle to Tokyo given to men’s hockey this week by the Olympic Council of Ireland was extremely welcome. (...)

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee hopes to gather as much as eight tonnes of metal – 40 kg of gold, 2,920 kg of silver and 2,994 kg of bronze.

The medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be forged from recycled metal from old mobile phones and appliances donated by the general public to give (...)

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(...)

 Thomas Barr of Ireland competes during the Men’s 400m Hurdles semi-finals earlier this week. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Every athlete aspires towards the perfect race, preferably in an Olympic final, their chance to leave an indelible mark on history. And Thomas Barr i(...)

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