Norway’s Caroline Hansen  and the  Republic of Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan in action during the World Cup qualifier at Viking Stadion, Stavanger. Photograph: Andrew Halseid Budd/Inpho

When TG4 broadcasts the opening match in the Fifa Women’s World Cup (WWC) between host nation France and South Korea next Friday, it should mark the s(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross: “We want to see every citizen engaging regularly in some form of sport and physical activity, irrespective of their age, economic or social circumstances, their ethnic background or their physical capabilities.”Photograph: Getty Images

Irish sports clubs are too Irish-born* and too unwelcoming to people with disabilities, older people and people from poorer backgrounds, a major confe(...)

“We are asking everybody to culturally invest in women in sport. By boosting participation, attendance and media coverage, women’s sport will become more visible.” Photograph: iStock
Getting women off the sidelines

At the end of last year, creative content studio owner Sarah Colgan was dashing out the door to get her kids to training. It was a scenario familiar i(...)

 Evanne Ní Chuilinn (RTÉ), Jessica Harrington,  Sarah Keane (president Olympic Federation of Ireland), Casey Stoney (Manchester United Women’s coach), Rena Buckley,  Graham Shaw (Ireland women’s hockey coach) and Ger Gilroy  at the launch of the new 20x20 campaign. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington was recalling her early days as a horse trainer when the owners would ring her house to find out how things were going. “And they’(...)

Conn McCluskey, chief executive, Active Ireland: ‘We believe it would be wrong to increase tax on physical activity given the need to get more people active in the country”

Irish sporting bodies have welcomed the increased allocation for sport in Budget 2019, an additional €15 million to go towards various projects and in(...)

Sarah Keane: “I do believe that there are changes required in relation to how the [OCI] board operated.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The mother of three, who lives and works in Dublin, has never been one to shirk a fight in the boardroom or in the courts. Even her initial move int(...)

Most of the hacked sites feature a posting of the Kurdish flag and the statement “long live Peshmerga”. Photograph: iStockphoto

Scores of Irish websites were targeted over the weekend by a Kurdish hacker expressing anti-Islamic State views, with the National Treasury Management(...)

Bernard Brogan: “I don’t think it’s money, I think it’s about the structures.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Four-times All-Ireland medal winner Bernard Brogan has dismissed accusations that some of Dublin’s success in recent years was down to the huge finan(...)

Bernard Brogan: Needles going into the arms of GAA players too invasive and may not be well received by those who play Gaelic games. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA may not have as smooth a ride as they might have hoped with yesterday’s confirmation that blood testing will be introduced to the sport next y(...)

The federation believes up to €100 million a year could be generated across all sports by extending tax reliefs to current projects.

The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) has called on the Government to restore sports funding to pre-crash levels. The umbrella group for sporting bodie(...)

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