Ian O Riordan

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 Mick Clohisey: the national marathon champion from 2018 is scheduled to run in Sunday’s Belfast Marathon.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

There will be no international elite field, no spectators at the start, no pacing and no handing out of energy foods along the way, and still no shor(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan has scored a combined total of 46 goals and 1,026 points in his intercounty career. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The last thing Cork hurling captain Patrick Horgan will need or want reminding of is his remarkable scoring tally from over the years. Going into Sund(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Tom O’Sullivan of Kerry clash during the 2019 All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran 1. Have Dublin come back to the chasing pack? And if they have, does the pack consist of anyone outside of Kerry? Probably. The drip, drip(...)

Limerick celebrate their All-Ireland final victory over Waterford. They remain very much the team to beat in advance of this year’s championship. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Seán Moran 1. Is there a team capable of stopping Limerick? If so, who? And more to the point, how? Galway were the obvious answer last year and to (...)

Galway’s Matthew Tierney scores a goal during his team’s league defeat to Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

That escalated quickly, that sense of being thankful for just having games back to play, to giving out about where the next one is being played. At l(...)

Stephen Scullion:  “You do the sport because you love it and you’re passionate and want to see how good you can be. I ran 12 miles over a mountain this morning because I enjoy it, and I’d do that whether the Olympics are happening or not.”  Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The best sports stories are the ones where we can also find ourselves Con Houlihan always told me the good sportswriter will find the best stories in(...)

Elite Irish athlete Aoife Cooke: ‘I’m so just grateful to get the opportunity.’ File photograph: Inpho

The MS Stena Adventurer left Dublin Port at 8.15am and among the few passengers sharing the early morning glory of the sunny crossing is Aoife Cooke. (...)

Sanita Puspure in rowing has a great chance of going for gold at the Olympics in Tokyo. File photograph: Inpho

Lee Keegan (Mayo footballer) Who is Ireland’s best gold medal prospect at the Olympics in Tokyo? How many medals in total will Ireland claim? Golf is(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion celebrates with the Sam Maguire after defeating Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran How much will a straight knock-out championship change things? Or should we just be expecting six in a row for Dublin? No. The new format(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after victory over Kilkenny in last year’s final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán Moran Winter hurling with yellow sliotars, what difference will it make? The big issues will still be settled on good surfaces but there’s no d(...)

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