Shona Heaslip competes in the  5,000m Women’s Final at the World Student  Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Shona Heaslip, from An Riocht AC, starred at the Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival to win the women’s 6km race at the Sport Ireland Nat(...)

Grainne Murphy may be remembered from London 2012 as the athlete who swam below par in the 400m freestyle heats, almost a full 10 seconds slower than (...)

Paul Giblin (second from left) was diagnosed with refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphona in April 2012.

It’s a case of exits and entries for Irish rowing as the year draws to a close. Catríona Jennings, an Ireland Olympian in the marathon who switched c(...)

Paul Giblin during the Senior Irish Rowing Championships 2006, Galway: “It has been a challenge, sport does prepare your body and mind and being fit and healthy going in I’d view as an advantage.”

For Paul Giblin, one of Ireland’s most decorated rowers, a third relapse of cancer won’t derail his marriage plans this weekend.Last February, with hi(...)

 Sanita Puspure of Ireland poses with the bronze medal after the Women’s Single Sculls final at the  European Rowing Championships  in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

She took up rowing in her native Latvia when she was 15, and, in 2004 won gold at the World Student Games in France. Seventeen years on from when she (...)

Niall Bruton celebrates as he wins the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden in 2002.

Where is he now? “Well, Niall, how are you?” he’s asked, as he shows me into the Directors’ Box at Old Trafford. “Well, Niall, hope you e(...)