Ian O Riordan

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Ciara Mageean: will have learnt a lot from competing at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The difficulty with true championship running is that nothing can replicate it except for true championship running. And no one is more aware of that (...)

Cork’s Sean Powter in  action with  Jason Doherty of Mayo during All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4A at the  Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo: 0-27 Cork: 2-20 (A.E.T. 0-21 to 2-15 after normal time) One of these days Mayo are going to run out of heart and spirit and whatever else keep(...)

Kilkenny’s Liam Blanchfield under pressure from Seamus Hickey of Limerick at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-20 Limerick 0-17 Brian Cody is standing with his back pressed against the wall of the Kilkenny dressing room, and he doesn’t look comforta(...)

After their National Hurling League win over Tipperary, will Galway keep their eye in this summer? Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jackie Tyrrell 1. The league is the league, the championship is the championship . . . what are we to make of it all? Galway as genuine contenders? (...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan stood out for many as being the most reliable free-taker in the country. Photo: Inpho

SEÁN MORAN 1. Is it a case of the usual suspects or is there a chance of a springer this year? Who is that most likely to be? I suspect Tipperary’s (...)

Celta Vigo’s players arrive for a training session at Old Trafford ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Manchester United. Photo: Reuters
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • May 11, 2017, 07:46

Soccer Despite Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann giving them an early scare at the Vicente Calderon last night, Real Madrid ensured that they would m(...)

Jim Gavin congratulates Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice after the game in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How strange does that feel? Not normally the first question asked after a one-point defeat in a league final, after coming within inches of forcing(...)

Davy Fitzgerald and his Wexford charges will not be letting up against Laois on Sunday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE PREVIEWS SUNDAY (3.0 unless stated) DIVISION 1A, ROUND FIVE Clare v Waterford, Cusack Park – Derek McGrath’s monologue duri(...)

Pat Hickey (71) was arrested in Rio over the alleged illegal sale of tickets for the Olympic Games. He denies any wrongdoing. Photograph:   Humberto Ohana/AFP/Getty Images

Pat Hickey has threatened legal action against his own executive committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) to prevent them from proceeding wit(...)

Almost 20,000 runners are tackling the 2016 SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon after having to contend with the unexpected obstacle of an unattended (...)

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