Ukrainian Iulian Boiko has become the youngest player ever in the qualifying rounds. Photograph: WST/PA Wire

Teenager Iulian Boiko saw his bid to reach the World Championship end in the first qualifying round with a 6-3 defeat by Thor Chuan Leong. The 14-ye(...)

Andrew Porter and Eric O’Sullivan take part in an Ireland v Ulster training session at the IRFU’s high-performance centre at  the Sport Ireland Campus. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU’s return date for provincial squads of May 18th is under “constant review” but medical experts believe collective training, before a vaccine (...)

Austria’s Anna Gasser competes in  the women’s snowboard slopestyle final event  during the  2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on Monday. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

The organisers of the Winter Olympics have been accused of putting athletes’ safety in jeopardy after they allowed the women’s slopestyle final to go (...)

The blue flags of Leinster rugby. May saw a special event at Leinster Rugby’s UCD training facility highlighting the importance of a relentless focus on developing high performance.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the most valuable aspects of the Great Place to Work programme is the knowledge that resides within the network. This is highlighted each year (...)

Sports researchers found many benefits from having a massage

Those whose resolve to get fit remains undimmed should already be reaping the physical and mental rewards of regular activity. But those aiming to boo(...)

Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey in his dressing gown moments after Brazilian police arrived at his hotel.

No one will ever know exactly what was going through the mind of Pat Hickey on the morning of August 17th when Brazilian police knocked on his door a(...)

The Harlequins director of rugby, Conor O’Shea. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Heretofore Conor O’Shea has been merely a player and a pundit, whatever about being a prophet, in his own land. Yet for the last five years of his pla(...)

David Conway, Director of National Sport Campus, John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, Pascal Donohoe TD, Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Kieran Mulvey, Chair of Sport Ireland and Gary Keegan, Director of the Irish Institute of Sport at the new High Performance Training Centre in Abbotstown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A phrase of former US president Ronald Reagan – that peace had broken out – seemed apt yesterday for Sport Ireland and the Irish Amateur Boxing Associ(...)

The IRFU’s Dan Downey sets up the GPS units on the Aviva Stadium’s pitch ahead of Ireland’s Six Nations game against France in February. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Not so long ago a fag and orange segment was seen as restorative at half-time, an extra lap until you drop a good thing, a sign of heart. But in recen(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets the men behind Nutritics, Damian and Ciaran O’Kelly, at HealthXL Dublin’s Global Gathering Investor Day at Trinity Biomedical Building. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Damian O’Kelly’s business idea sprang from a sense of frustration. While studying nutrition at Leeds Metropolitan University, he was working with athl(...)

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