David Wilkins

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Derek Burnett: “If I can carry my domestic form across, like when I shot 98/100 in Dungarvan recently, then I will definitely be in the mix.”½

For buffs that read Olympic stuff – and there’s lots of it – Derek Burnett’s name keeps coming up. If anything else popped up as fast and frequently a(...)

 Derek Burnett is Ireland’s most decorated shooter. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Age: 51 Event: Men’s Trap Already Ireland’s most decorated shooter, Burnett will be competing in his fifth Olympic Games, a feat only matched by t(...)

Annalise Murphy was crowned The Irish Times/ Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. Photo: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Four months after the Olympic Games, Annalise Murphy’s year continued to bring her success when the 26-year-old was crowned the Irish Times / Sport Ir(...)

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Of The Year Awards winners. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has been crowned The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. The 26-year-old claimed sil(...)

Rob Heffernan battled cramp to finish fifth in his fifth Olympic Games. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Not many athletes get to finish their fifth Olympics in sixth place, with the promise of a bronze medal to come, and for Rob Heffernan there’s a stra(...)

Rob Heffernan is the first Irish athlete to  be  selected for five consecutive summer Olympic Games after being named among a 17-strong team for Rio. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not the largest ever Irish athletics team being sent to the Olympics but it’s already somewhat historic, Rob Heffernan becoming the first athlet(...)