Gary O'Donovan

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Donald Trump poses for a photo in his office in Trump Tower, New York, in May 2016. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

How soon is too soon? That is the question posed by the latest season of Reeling In The Years (RTÉ One, Sunday), which takes world-shaking events from(...)

 Paul and Gary O’Donovan with their medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Predicting Olympic medal winners can be a futile business at the best at times; during pandemic times, when there’s still no predicting how exactly th(...)

Sanita Pušpure (39), who won the Women’s Single Sculls World Championship in Plovdiv in Bulgaria in 2018 and successfully defended her title in Ottensheim in Austria in 2019, has admitted she was surprised to be chosen as Cork Person of the Year for 2020.

Double World and European Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure has been given a timely boost as she prepares for the delayed Olympics in Tokyo by being chos(...)

Derval O’Rourke celebrates winning a European silver medal in the Women’s 100m Hurdles final in 2006. The annual RTE award instead went to Henry Shefflin that year. File photograph: Inpho

Here we go again. Because nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy of gender bias than at your choice of annual sporti(...)

Young rowers from Skibbereen Rowing Club undertake a training session on the River Ilen at the end of a day of sunshine in West Cork. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Not long ago rower Tim Harnedy sat down to lunch with brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. Paul had just completed a 50km session on the River Ilen, whic(...)

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(...)

Sandy Bay Caravan Park, Castlegregory, Kerry, closed to visitors due to Government measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Some holiday homeowners in Kerry last weekend found gardaí at their door, inquiring where they were from and offering gentle encouragement to go back (...)

The Book of Kells  will go on public display again at Trinity College Dublin, on March 1st. Photograph:  Getty Images

January January 1st: European Commission deadline for Ireland’s National Energy and Climate strategy. With high per-capita greenhouse gas emissions, (...)

Sanita Puspure:  the gold medal winner at the  World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria has made the long list for the RTÉ Sports Personality of the Year award. Photographer: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Head of the Shannon carries the hopes of Irish rowers this weekend. Muckross head, also set for Saturday, has cancelled because of the weather. (...)

Darragh McElhinney won a European Under-20 bronze medal to become only the third Irish athlete in 55 years to medal in an Under-20 5,000m. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

They came from all around and lined the village long before his arrival. As sporting homecomings come and go this one may never actually be surpassed,(...)

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