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Kellie Harrington with coaches John Conlan and Zaur Antia after her semi-final win over Thailand’s  Sudaporn Seesondee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last weekend of the Olympic Games and people are coming up for air after more than two weeks below the surface. From the steamer of the golf cours(...)

Irish Rower, Eimear Lambe, from Cabra, Dublin, who won a bronze medal at Dublin Airport following her return from the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan,  with her parents, Sheila and Noel and sisters, (from left), Claire, Aideen and Sinead. Picture date: Sunday August 1, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SPORT Olympics. Photo credit should read: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

Ireland’s successful Olympians returned to their respective homes last night and to communities bursting with pride at their achievements. The Covid-(...)

Emily Hegarty, Fiona Murtagh, Paul O’Donovan, Fintan McCarthy, Aifric Keogh and Eimear Lambe return home with their medals from Tokyo, at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

It was the strangest type of homecoming for Ireland’s triumphant Olympic rowers. There was no phalanx of media or film crews and no expectant crowds (...)

Fintan McCarthy (L) and Paul O’Donovan of Ireland pose with their gold medals after winning the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

It is a case of “wait and see” in relation to homecoming celebrations in Skibbereen, Co Cork for Tokyo rowing gold medallists Paul O’Donovan and Finta(...)

  The family of Eimear Lambe, one of the four Irish rowers to win an Olympic bronze medal, celebrate at home in Cabra, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Lambe family home on Dublin’s Old Cabra Road is unmistakable. It’s the one with the bunting and the large poster of the Irish women’s rowing crew(...)

Emily Hegarty, Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe and Aifric Keogh collect their bronze medals for the women’s four on the fifth Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

The area in Co Galway between the Furbo home of Aifric Keogh’s family and that of her teammate Fiona Murtagh, has become an Olympic village, Ms Keogh’(...)

Jack Woolley is the first Irish Taekwondo Olympian. File photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

There are plenty of Team Ireland’s biggest stars in action on day one of the Tokyo Olympics. As Ireland’s first ever Olympian in taekwondo, Jack Wool(...)

Rhys McClenaghan: he has been talking a big performance well in advance of Tokyo. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Show me the medals, only just don’t tell. Or should that be other way round? It used to be anyway, those innocent days when no Irish athlete dared pre(...)

 Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the lightweight men’s double final at European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Rowing again captured the imagination of the country, when two Irish boats made it to the podium in the finals of the European Rowing Championships in(...)

Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the Lightweight Men’s Double A Final at the European Rowing Championships in  Varese, Italy on Sunday.  Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy did it again. The Skibbereen pair completed their dominance of the lightweight men’s double sculls with an Irish go(...)

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