Ireland’s Sarah Healy on her way to winning gold in the 1,500m at the European Under-18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

After winning it the hard way and still making it look easy, Sarah Healy wrapped up another golden moment for the Irish team at the European Under-18 (...)

Boxer Katie Taylor leads the Ireland team into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the  2015 European Games at the National Stadium  in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

History in the making – or how winning a medal of any colour at the first European Games in Baku will make a little piece of history, even if it’s nev(...)

Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan and Russia’s Anna Alminova compete in the heats of the women’s 1,500m at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin in 2009. When Alminova was stripped of the gold medal, McGettigan received the bronze. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She didn’t name any names, nor indeed could she, although Roisin McGettigan is pretty certain other Irish athletes have been denied a place on the med(...)