Fiona Doyle

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Shane Ryan, Jack McMillan, Mona McSharry and Danielle Hill in Glasgow. Photograph: Giorgio Scala/Inpho

Swimming may claim it happened many years back. But sometimes milestones have to be reached to pause a moment and then move on. It was 21 years ago wh(...)

Winner of the Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary and Residency 2017-18 Amy Conroy (centre) with co-directors of the IrishTheatre Institute Siobhan Bourke and Jane Daly. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Playwright and actor Amy Conroy has been awarded the 2017-18 Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary and Residency, which allows time, physical resources a(...)

Mona McSharry has won 50m breaststroke gold at the European Junior Championships. Photograph: Giorgio Perottino/Inpho

Mona McSharry has struck gold for Ireland at the European Junior Championships in Netanya, Israel, winning the 50-metre breaststroke with another domi(...)

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle on the way to finishing second in the first heat of the  women’s 200m breaststroke in Rio. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe someday in the rest of her life Fiona Doyle will look back on her Olympic experience through bright eyes and not through tears. Only definitely (...)

Ireland’s Fiona Doyle dismayed after her Women’s 100 Metre Breaststroke Heat at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

At no point in the 12 years since Fiona Doyle first dreamed of swimming in the Olympics did she envisage this nightmare scenario. Falling just short (...)

Katie Taylor: won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

It used to be that Olympic funding was a lottery and not just when it came to sourcing the money. Now it’s all about finding that winning combination(...)

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Ireland’s Shane Ryan, Nicholas Quinn, Brendan Hyland and Chris Coulter at the European swimming championships on Sunday. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho

Ireland’s mens 400 metres Medley Relay Team finished in seventh place in the final on the last day of competition at the European Swimming championshi(...)

Fiona Doyle was happy with her performance at the European Championships. Photograph: Inpho

Fiona Doyle has ended her European Championships with a 12th place finish in the 50m Breaststroke semi-final at the London Aquatics Centre. The Unive(...)

Fiona Doyle in action during the European Swimming Championships in London. “The 200 is not like the 100, it’s a totally different event, but I gave it my best shot.” Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho.

Having narrowly missed out on a medal in the women’s’ 100 metres breaststroke, Limerick’s Fiona Doyle failed to advance from the semi-finals of the l(...)

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