Ciara Mageean

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Jerry Kiernan: ‘A lot more than just a running coach’. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“You look like absolute sh**e.” There are lots of different ways for a coach to tell their athlete they might be a little off-colour today, and for J(...)

Jerry Kiernan has died at the age of 67. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Irish athletics and the wider sporting community has been deeply saddened by the death of Jerry Kiernan, the 1984 Olympian and two-time winner of the (...)

Sanita Puspure in rowing has a great chance of going for gold at the Olympics in Tokyo. File photograph: Inpho

Lee Keegan (Mayo footballer) Who is Ireland’s best gold medal prospect at the Olympics in Tokyo? How many medals in total will Ireland claim? Golf is(...)

Derval O’Rourke celebrates winning a European silver medal in the Women’s 100m Hurdles final in 2006. The annual RTE award instead went to Henry Shefflin that year. File photograph: Inpho

Here we go again. Because nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy of gender bias than at your choice of annual sporti(...)

 Ciara Mageean knocked three and a half seconds off Sonia O’Sullivan’s 27-year-old 1,000m mark in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

“This year has just been a rollercoaster for absolutely everybody, and it’s no different for us athletes,” said Ciara Mageean, speaking to us at Dubli(...)

Katie Taylor enjoyed a highly successful 2020, defending her titles against Belgian rival Delfine Persoon and Miriam Gutierrez from Spain. File photograph: Inpho

Virtually unprecedented, some performances defying reality, and in the end providing an undisputed winner, maybe the first and lasting live impression(...)

Sanita Puspure was last year's winner of the award. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So there we were, in the Shelbourne hotel in December 2019, listening to our monthly award winners talk about how much they were looking forward to 20(...)

Ciara Mageean celebrates 3000m victory in Athlon in February. Photgraph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Like many things this year the World Athletics annual awards gala went virtual last weekend, held to highlight the best performances and announce the (...)

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning a gold medal in the Women’s Single Sculls at the 2020 European Rowing Championships, in Poznan, Poland. Photograph:   Detlev Seyb/Inpho

It was last December, when she was crowned our Sportswoman of the Year for 2019, that Sanita Puspure spoke about how much she was looking forward to 2(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

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