Paul and Gary O’Donovan with their medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Predicting Olympic medal winners can be a futile business at the best at times; during pandemic times, when there’s still no predicting how exactly th(...)

 Rhys McClenaghan: ‘I would absolutely love for anybody to challenge gymnasts in terms of bodyweight training.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Engaging in frank confrontation and some gentle trash talk is not something typically associated with artistic gymnastics, only Rhys McClenaghan seems(...)

 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(...)

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy on the way to qualifying for the A/B semi-final at the European Rowing Championships. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

With the Tokyo Olympics the main focal point for this year’s rowing teams, Irish prospects at the weekend’s European Championships in Varese, Italy su(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will continue in the lightweight men’s double in Italy. File photograph: Inpho

Two-time European champion Sanita Puspure will not be defending her women’s single sculls title at next month’s European Rowing Championships in Vares(...)

Paul O’Donovan expects it to be very competitive to get a seat in the lightweight double sculls boat for the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

His dark brown hair stretches down over his shoulders, his face unshaven for weeks it seems, and it’s been almost a year and a half since he last rowe(...)

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(...)

Young rowers from Skibbereen Rowing Club undertake a training session on the River Ilen at the end of a day of sunshine in West Cork. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Not long ago rower Tim Harnedy sat down to lunch with brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. Paul had just completed a 50km session on the River Ilen, whic(...)

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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