A total of 221 crews are registered for Neptune’s Head of the the River tomorow at Blessington Lakes.

The low water levels at Blessington Lakes have been a worry in recent months, but the wet weather has helped and racing distance for the Neptune Head (...)

Australia captain Daniel Wells  leads his team out before the International Rules Series first Test against Ireland at Breffni Park last weekend. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

In the 15 years since the International Rules series was resumed, there have been plenty of difficulties at the Ireland-Australia interface. The diffi(...)

Derek McGrath celebrates with the De La Salle team after winning the Waterford senior hurling title in 2012. Photograph: Inpho.

Derek McGrath is expected to become the new Waterford senior hurling manager. Last night he won the endorsement of the selection sub-committee a(...)

IRFU nutritionist Ruth Wood Martin: ‘Protein supplements should not be recommended by schools’. Photo:Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU have sent a warning to their affiliated schools about banned substances being contained in supplements that can be easily purchased on the(...)

Life aquatic: a spider crab in Keem Bay, on Achill Island. Photograph: Richard Thorn

This summer Laura Taylor hitched up a trailer, took it to south Co Mayo and offered guided snorkelling tours of Achill Island’s tranquil Keem Bay. Cap(...)

Some of the success stories: Men’s 50km walk gold medallist at the World Championships Robert Heffernan on his return to Dublin in August; Ireland’s boxing medalists at the London Olympics John Joe Nevin, Katie Taylor, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan and the women’s rugby Six Nations Championship team celebrate their Grand Slam victory in Milan. Photographs: Donall Farmer and Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No one ever has or ever will be able to put an accurate price on the cost of success in sport, which is good thing, because it spares countries an exp(...)

The Government has allocated ‘several million’ to complete the National Indoor Arena at the Sports Campus at Abbotstown. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) has described as “grim” a reduction of some €3.1 million in core sports funding for 2014 - amounting to over seven(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform  Brendan Howlin  outside  Government Buildings for the traditional budget photocall before delivering the budget. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Not to be outdone by his Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin also had good news to impart - a €200 million capital spe(...)

Matt English (centre) completing the 2010 Dublin City Marathon in under four hours

When did you start running and why?It was really when I stopped playing other sports and wanted to keep fit that I started running – probably about 10(...)

The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford 2013 at Dungarvan. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Thousands of cyclists and their families descended upon the quiet seaside town of Dungarvan, Co Waterford, over the weekend, to take part in the seven(...)

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