Ireland rugby captain Fiona Coghlan has won The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year award for 2013. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish rugby captain Fiona Coghlan has won the Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year Award. Following on from Katie Taylor, who won (...)

Carnacon’s Cora Staunton in action against  Donaghmoyne during the All-Ireland senior club football final in which see scored 1-5 in helping her club regain the title. Photograph: Inpho

Where does the time go? We’ve reached the end of another awards year, one that produced monthly winners and high achievers in athletics, basketball, r(...)

Manchester United manager David Moyes: feeling the heat in the Old Trafford hot zone. Photograph: PA

You know, if the Manchester United board is suffering from “squeaky freaked out OMG! WTF! bum syndrome”, they’d do well to consider Daveed Ginola as t(...)

There will be regrets – not for the way Fionnuala Britton surrendered her European Cross Country title, only for the competitor inside her head.Becaus(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton leaves the course  after finishing fourth in Belgrade. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

In the end it seemed there was nothing more Fionnuala Britton could have done to defend her European Cross Country title, and yet the competitor insid(...)

If I was Sir Roger Bannister, the thought of what’s coming down the track next May would be terrifying. Imagine every sporting media outlet in the wor(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton won in Antwerp last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Plans to add some international flavour to Sunday’s Intercounties Cross County Championships haven’t materialised, at least not in any significant way(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton looks in good form for the European Cross Country championships in Belgrade. Photograph: Inpho

As opening races go it couldn’t have been more comfortable and suddenly Fionnuala Britton is bang on schedule to challenge for a third successive E(...)

Galway senior camogie player Therese Maher holds the O’Duffy Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s less than a year between Therese Maher and Juliet Murphy, both players starting their intercounty careers in the mid 1990s, both giving the sa(...)

Kelly Proper, left, pips Ailis McSweeney to win the Women’s 100 metre title at the  National Senior Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium, Santry, in July. Photo:  Tomas Greally/Sportsfile

It was back in the dim and distant past of January 2008 that Kelly Proper first came to the attention of these awards, the Waterford athlete, who was (...)

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