Sanita Puspure celebrates winning a gold medal in the Women’s Single Sculls at the 2020 European Rowing Championships, in Poznan, Poland. Photograph:   Detlev Seyb/Inpho

It was last December, when she was crowned our Sportswoman of the Year for 2019, that Sanita Puspure spoke about how much she was looking forward to 2(...)

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(...)

The 2020 European Cross-Country Championships were due to take place at the purpose-built course at Abbotstown. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The venue was secured, the hotels booked, the timetable approved and the broadcast rights in place, only Dublin’s hosting of the 2020 European Cross-C(...)

Gina Akpe-Moses has been a powerful and moving voice on the Black lives Matter movement. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was back in July 2017 that Gina Akpe-Moses first came to the attention of most of us, although those in the world of athletics were long since awar(...)

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer in action during the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final against Dublin at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Orlagh Farmer has made a very firm resolution for when life gets back to normal: “I will never, ever complain about a training session again,” she lau(...)

Kellie Harrington has been named Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month for April. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The panel of judges for our sportswomen awards have had some tough challenges over the years, not least all those headache-inducing times when they ha(...)

Cumin Clancy, Jimmy Reardon and John Joe Barry, the original trio of American scholarship athletes, at Villanova University in the spring  of 1949.

“Are you John Joe Barry?” he was asked, after answering the phone at some ungodly hour at his apartment in suburban Philadelphia. “I am,” he replied,(...)

Ireland’s Diane Caldwell scores her goal against Greece in Dublin last month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It seems like a lifetime and a half ago when Ireland took on Greece in Tallaght in their Euro 2021 qualifying game, before heading to Montenegro for a(...)

By the time Rachael Blackmore brilliantly rode Honeysuckle to victory at Cheltenham on Tuesday, the Tipperary woman had already taken our award for February. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s probably just as well that our sportswomen can only win one monthly award in the year because at the rate Rachael Blackmore’s 2020 is going, she(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Seaward clocked a lifetime best of 2:10.10 at the Seville Marathon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some secondary school teachers use the midterm break to go skiing or catch up on corrections: others go about qualifying for the Olympics. And after s(...)

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