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  Ireland’s Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty  pose with their bronze medals after the Women’s Four final   in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

They were more or less 200 metres from the finishing line when suddenly those fateful words from Aifric Keogh started racing around in my head. God kn(...)

Rhys McClenaghan: he has been talking a big performance well in advance of Tokyo. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Show me the medals, only just don’t tell. Or should that be other way round? It used to be anyway, those innocent days when no Irish athlete dared pre(...)

A resident piles up destroyed belongings on Saturday  after  floods caused major damage in Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, western Germany. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty

Rescue workers continued to search flood-ravaged parts of Germany and Belgium for survivors on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week (...)

  Aoife Casey, left, and Margaret Cremen. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Aoife Casey Age: 22 Event: Lightweight Women’s Double Scull (LW2X) Titles: European U23 silver 2020 Club: UCC Rowing Club Began rowing in he(...)

  Ireland’s Chris O’Donnell at the 2018 European  Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 23 Event: Mixed 4x400m Relay Team Club: North Sligo AC Already three-time national 400m champion, O’Donnell moved to third on the Irish all-t(...)

 Norway’s Karsten Warholm clocked a magnificent 46.70 to break the 400m hurdles world record.

As if on cue it seemed Karsten Warholm finally broke the world record over the 400 metres hurdles at the Oslo Bislett Games when making his 2021 Diamo(...)

Ireland’s Mark English will compete at his second Olympic Games in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Closing time, and in the last round of orders for Tokyo Olympic qualification several more Irish athletes got their shout in just in the nick of time (...)

Roger Federer is now an unpaid spokesman for Switzerland Tourism. Photograph: Roger Federer

Roger Federer, the Swiss 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion, recently became an unpaid spokesman for Switzerland Tourism. In a Zoom call from his home(...)

Cork landlord Fachtna O’Reilly.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A landlord has welcomed a High Court order quashing a ruling by a district court judge which held him responsible for noise pollution emanating from s(...)

Harry Perry (left) with his great friend and rival, the late Fred Teidt  in  1986.. Photograph: Independent News And Media/Getty Images

The passing of Harry Perry, an amateur boxer of impeccable character, marks the loss of one of the country’s more enduring sporting personalities of t(...)

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