Currid and O’Connell:  The pair continue to work together in a different way now that O’Connell’s playing career is over. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One August day in 2008, an aspiring sports psychologist got in her car and drove down to Limerick to meet Paul O’Connell. Caroline Currid wanted to in(...)

Rob Heffernan is presented with the 2012 London Olympic Men’s 50km Race Walk bronze medal  at City Hall in Cork Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Because we don’t know when we’re going to die we all believe our life story has yet to be told. Even those of us who realise our lives are receding be(...)

Mix your running surfaces to improve your running training, says Catherina McKiernan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former world championship cross-country silver medallist and Chi running expert Catherina McKiernan will give a talk on running and keeping fit in the(...)

 Jim McNamara was different in that he didn’t just touch the elite end of distance running, he also “touched the ordinary end”.  Photograph: Tomás Greally

One of the stories told at the funeral of Jim McNamara was about the day he convinced one of his Donore club mates to go altitude training in the Dub(...)

Rena Buckley with Briege Corkery, overall joint winners of the Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswomen of the Year 2015 photographed at the awards ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have been named as joint winners of the Irish Times/ Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year award for 2015. The dual(...)

Pauline Curley was the first Irish female athlete to finish the Dublin Marathon on the October Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

The main difficulty in standing at the finish line of the Dublin Marathon is that every one of the 15,000 runners who begin passing by has their own s(...)

Lezan Kimutai and Freddy Kernon lead the field past  Barringtons Hospital, Limerick. Photograph: Sean Curtin Fusionshooters

Not even the weather could dampen the determination of more than 13,000 people who took part in this year’s Great Limerick Run.The annual May bank ho(...)

Ronnie Delany of Ireland wins the 1500m at the Melbourne Olympic Games of 1956, three years previous he won the Irish schools 800m. Photograph: IOC/Allsport.

So less than a year now before that big 1916 anniversary special, and we still don’t know exactly how to celebrate it. How does one begin to recognise(...)

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor of Kenya  wins at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

How sad and yet entirely fitting that even while writing this column it already feels dated. Because, by the time you read it, the World Cross Country(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton finished sixth at the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo.

Sometimes the best medals are the ones we don’t expect, those won not from the front but from behind, when bronze shines almost as sweetly as gold.No(...)

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