Sport Ireland today launched a new Women in Sport Policy with Grainne Walsh (Boxing), Michaela Walsh (Boxing), Carey May (former Irish Marathon Olympian), Annalise Murphy (Sailing) and Clare Ryan (Swim Ireland) all in attendance. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A permanent Women in Sport Lead and the rewarding of sporting bodies who achieve greater gender diversity at board level are the main elements of Spor(...)

Annalise Murphy was crowned The Irish Times/ Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. Photo: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Four months after the Olympic Games, Annalise Murphy’s year continued to bring her success when the 26-year-old was crowned the Irish Times / Sport Ir(...)

 Team Ireland’s Timothy Morahan, a member of South Dublin Special Olympics Sports Club, from Rathmines, Dublin, at Dublin Airport during the team homecoming, August 4th, 2015. Morahan took home silver in the long jump and 4x100 metres relay and bronze in the 800 metres.  Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Ireland’s Special Olympics athletes received a jubilant welcome home on Tuesday after winning a total of 82 medals at the Los Angeles World Games. Ar(...)

The pageantry of the  the opening ceremony.

On a sultry June evening just over a decade ago, the Special Olympics “flame of hope” was extinguished at a closing ceremony in Croke Park.But the spi(...)