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(...)

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(...)

Sanita Puspure: qualified for the Olympics by claiming gold at the World Championships.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland squad is winding down in training, all set to depart for warm-weather training camps at the end of this month. On a recent day at the Nat(...)

 Mark English is putting his full focus on his athletics career ahead of Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Sportsfile

“I can’t go back to being 26 again,” says Mark English, explaining in no uncertain terms why he’s parked his medical career for 2020 and doing everyth(...)

Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya  in the  1,500m  final during day ten of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Don’t look now. After 10 long days and even longer nights the curtain came down on the World Championships in Doha with credibility and impossibility (...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean on her way to finishing fifth to qualify for the semi-final in the 1,500M at Doha. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s only been 22 years since an Irish woman last made the final of the 1,500 metres at the World Championships, some measure of both the task and opp(...)

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan  won gold in the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph:  Dan Istitene/Getty Images

“It’s time to celebrate but it’s also time to reflect and see what we can do better next year,” the Ireland high performance director for rowing said (...)

Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen are in action at the World Junior Championships in Trakai in Lithuania.

Another weekend, another Ireland crew in contention at an international event. This time it is the double of Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen at the W(...)

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(...)

Professor Richard McLaren: his report implicated more than 1,000 Russian athletes in about 30 sports in an  “institutional conspiracy” to use banned drugs at the Sochi and London Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Sochi has been stripped of next year’s bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships in the wake of the second McLaren report into state-sponsored doping(...)

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