Kellie Anne Harrington celebrates after securing a bronze medal by defeating    Algeria’s Imane Khelif in the  lightweight  (57-60kg) quarter-final at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty

With Kellie Harrington’s towering sense of achievement in becoming the second Irish woman after Katie Taylor to win an Olympic boxing medal came an ac(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan takes silver behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5,000m at the Sydney Olympic Games. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Before Dundrum became a Town Centre and they paved our paradise we lived just around the corner on Weston Park and every summer transformed the place (...)

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Silver medallist John Treacy leads bronze medal winner Charlie Spedding of Great Britain during the  Marathon event   at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California during the 1984 Olympics.  Photo:  Tony Duffy/Getty

Not long now until the quiet jubilee of the most magnificently spontaneous sporting commentary in Irish athletics history. That is no exaggeration, be(...)

Ireland’s Paddy Barnes (Red) in action against France’s Dylan Beccu in Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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