Ellen Keane

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Ellen Keane is training for her fourth Paralympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

She’s been dreaming of waking up in a waterbed, and if that wasn’t strange enough her morning weights session now include bottles of spring water atta(...)

Postman of 15 years Joe McDonald   meets many people in isolation and cocooning at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Helping isolated people comes naturally to most postal workers. “You’ll always get people who are lonely and all they’ll be looking for a bit of conve(...)

Joanne O’Riordan: ‘I’m not saying yoga is absolutely for everyone. But in two of my greatest times of need, it has definitely gotten me out of a hole.’ Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

I don’t know when it was exactly that I went mad courtesy of self-isolation. Was it when I found myself arguing with those I live with about where to (...)

Thomas Barr: “When I saw the news on Tuesday, I was just glad they didn’t drag it on any longer.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Thomas Barr (athletics) The 27-year-old from Waterford finished fourth in the 400m hurdles in Rio in 2016, and was already well on track for Tokyo 20(...)

 Jason Smyth: “I grew up in Ireland, nothing special, no better privileges than anyone else.” Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

September 7th-18th, 2016: Rio Paralympics The Paralympics champion the indomitability of the human spirit set against a backdrop of sporting endeavo(...)

 Gordon D’Arcy and Paul Howard, collaborators on Gordon’s game.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Gordon’s Game by Gordon D’Arcy and Paul Howard (Penguin Ireland, €12.99) – As far as anyone can tell, this is the first time anyone’s had the idea of (...)

Scarlett at Cork Acro

Imagine being a parent who has to tell their child they can’t have their childhood dream of being a gymnast because of disability. Now imagine the exc(...)

 Foxrock-Cabinteely’s Sinead Delahunty in action.  Delahunty believes athletes who incorporate menstrual health as part of their lives are the ones at the top of their game. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

“It’s because my period came yesterday, so I felt particularly tired.” The throwaway comment by Chinese Olympian swimmer Fu Yuanhui in 2016 sparked a(...)

The TG4 ladies senior All-Ireland football championship final at  Croke Park drew a crowd of 50,141. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Women’s sport has been on a journey over the last number of years both internationally and domestically. 2018 can be considered Ireland’s most success(...)

 Louise Bruton: “There’s a huge lack of specialised mental health services that are inclusive of disabled people.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s often said that when you’re feeling down, asking for help is the first and, sometimes, scariest step. If you are looking beyond the help of frien(...)

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