“OCI accepts that these contracts were enforceable as between the parties and that THG fully intended performing its contractual obligations,” said the OCI statement.

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Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

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The Open 60 entry Hugo Boss skippered by Alex Thompson with Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary during the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

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Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates winning her bout against Sofya Ochigava of Russia. Photograph:  Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

Members of the O’Tooles and Castleknock teams shake hands after a game during an U10 football tournament in Clontarf. “Girls’ involvement in team sports tends to fall off a cliff ‘right at the time when they would benefit most’.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“I don’t know how to manage my own anger, frustration and utter gut-wrenching hurt for him when he sobs that he is not good enough,” a concerned paren(...)

Justin Slattery: shaved an hour off the record time from LA to Hawaii aboard Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo Three. Photograph:  Matt Knighton/Getty Images

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Annalise Murphy with Rory Fitzpatrick, the ISA youth & development manager. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

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Olympic silver medalist Annalise Mulrphy,  Minister for Sport Shane Ross TD  and Paul Keeley, director of business development with Fáilte Ireland, at the  launch of the Lasers World Masters Championship in Dun Laoghaire. Photo: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Irish Laser sailing is on the crest of a wave this week with the announcement that the World Masters Championships will sail from Dun Laoghaire in 201(...)

Ireland’s boxers, including Michael Conlan, failed to win any medals in Rio. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish boxing has taken a major hit for failing to reach its Rio Olympic targets, the Association’s high performance funding cut by €200,000 on the 201(...)