Those meeting recommended physical activity targets are more likely to have positive mental health and less likely to have negative mental health.  Photograph: iStock

The first published study to show that physical activity can reduce cardiovascular disease appeared in the November 28th, 1953, issue of the Lancet me(...)

Michael O’Reilly became the first Irish athlete to be sent home from an Olympics for failing a doping test. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish middleweight Michael O’Reilly has been banned from boxing for four years for testing positive for a performance-enhancing anabolic steroid. O’R(...)

Paul O’Donovan is lifted into the air after winning gold in the men’s singles scull at the World Rowing Championships in Florida. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The two gold medals won by Ireland at the World Rowing Championships lifted the heart of rowing people and swept memories back to Lucerne in 2001. At (...)

Sport Ireland chairman Kieran Mulvey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey and its current president Sarah Keane. Photographs: Collins/The Irish Times

The thrust of many questions at the Oireachtas committee meeting to consider the Moran Report revolved around how former OCI president Pat Hickey surv(...)

The Women’s Rugby World Cup: tournament will see an unprecedented amount of anti-doping testing. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As the 12 teams gather for their final preparations in Dublin and Belfast, World Rugby have warned that the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland wi(...)

Kerry’s Brendan O’Sullivan. John Treacy said his  case highlighted the inadequacy of the anti-doping code

The loophole in the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) code that allowed Kerry footballer Brendan O’Sullivan compete after he was found to have had a pro(...)

Claire Lambe (right) celebrates with the Cambridge crew after winning the Boat Race. Photograph: Getty Images

The first Grand League Regatta of the new season, Skibbereen’s at the National Rowing Centre, is so all-embracing that it is almost easier to cite who(...)

Monaghan’s Eimear McAnespie in action against Briege Corkery of Cork in the Ladies Senior All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A gender gap in fitness among teenagers – as highlighted in the recent results of the 2016 Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge – is to be expe(...)

William O’Brien is looking to remain in his role in the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Acting president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) William O’Brien has admitted to travelling business class to the Rio Olympics while athletes(...)

Ireland’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey on their way to 12th place in Rio.  Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty

As the new Olympic quadrennial gets under way, Irish veteran Saskia Tidey has started training with Team GBR, with the goal of representing Britain in(...)

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