Ian O Riordan

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A general view of empty seating in the stadium during the Women’s 200 Metres Heats on day four of the IAAF World Championships at The Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Did you see that? They came and were heard with a little more clamour this time, and were duly treated to a World Championship 5,000m for the ages – (...)

 Mark English said he was ‘thrilled’ and ‘relieved’ after receiving an eleventh hour invite to the World Athletics Championships. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An eleventh-hour invite – or seven-day advance notice – will see Mark English in Doha for the start of the World Athletics Championships this Friday,(...)

Tyrone’s  Cathal McShane celebrates scoring his side’s first  goal against Cork in the All-Ireland Super 8s clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone: 2-15 Cork: 2-12 This could have changed everything. Cork were humming, Tyrone were rattled, and for 42 minutes at least the prospect of two m(...)

Ireland’s Sarah Healy during this week’s European Under-20 Championships in Borås, Sweden. Photograph: Inpho

After running boldly and bravely from the front when no one else would Sarah Healy wrapped up another medal for Irish athletics by winning the 1,500 m(...)

How big a loss will Joe Canning prove to be to Galway’s Leinster ambitions. Photograph: Sportsfile

Jackie Tyrrell Who will come out on top in the Munster and Leinster round-robins? Tipperary, Clare and Limerick in Munster. Galway, Kilkenny and Dub(...)

Then Mayo manager James Horan during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay on August 30th, 2014. File photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The prospect of James Horan returning as Mayo football manager appears that bit closer after he himself admitted “there’s possibly exciting times” ah(...)

Nothing like a wholesome, happy sporting triumph to bring on a good dose of political cynicism. Sports minister Shane Ross couldn’t even allow the Ire(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal against Roscommon at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 4-24 Roscommon 2-12 Kindly diverting from the fact this was more a super mismatch than anything properly super – except for the temperature – (...)

 Sarah Healy at Dublin Airport with her gold medals for  the 1,500m and 3,000m events  in  Hungary. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

We probably should all have learnt by now to resist pumping up expectations to lunar levels after one of our young sportspeople excels in their teenag(...)

The first Monday of July and the football championship is down to the last dozen teams. So is the World Cup, as kismet would have it. The weekend saw (...)

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