Ian O Riordan

102 results

Ross Dunphy, fitness, strength and conditioning coach with the Dublin hurlers, at wotk with his charges. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last thing either the Cork or Dublin hurlers will lack going into Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final is match fitness – or at least they had better n(...)

Cavan manager Terry Hyland has made solid progress with his young team this year with victories over the likes of Fermanagh, Armagh and Derry. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Something good is happening to Cavan football this summer although former manager Tommy Carr believes it is too soon to say exactly how good.They come(...)

Pole-vaulter Tori Pena  will be Ireland’s sole field athlete in Moscow

It is instantly more pronounced by the names that are not there rather than the names that are and still the Irish team for the 14th World Athletics C(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee and Donal Kingston of Laois in action at Carrick-on-shannon. Phogo: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 0-14 Laois 0-8The secrets and lies of the football championship. Donegal identified five things that went wrong against Monaghan in the Ulster(...)

Richie Power’s penalty  raises the green flag at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Waterford 2-16(After extra-time, Kilkenny 1-12 Waterford 0-15 after normal time)Brian Cody is pulled from the debris of shattered bodies(...)

Local man Rob Heffernan on his way to winning the 3km walk at the Cork City Sports last night. Photograph: Inpho

Local star Rob Heffernan was billed as the headline act at the 62nd Cork City Sports and he didn’t disappoint, adding another national record to his l(...)

Jason Ryan (left) and Kieran McGeeney hope their combined knowledge can be enough to unhinge Dublin.

No one, it seems, is entirely willing or able to talk about Jason Ryan. Not in the tactical sense, anyway, or what actually is his role with Kildare f(...)

Mark McHugh: “It definitely was as tough a game as we’ve had. A grinding battle.”

It was arguably their least impressive performance in the Ulster championship in three years, and exactly what Donegal needed ahead of their quest to (...)

Ben Brosnan: “I think the belief is still there, especially when you see how good Dublin have got, as well. We know we were just a kick of a ball away from them, a couple of times.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Behind the fear and warning of an irreparable gulf developing in the provincial football championship comes the reminder that it’s not long since thin(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice: Happy with side’s progress ahead of championship fixture against Waterford. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Hard to tell who faced the harder task after this: Eamonn Fitzmaurice tried to lessen the positives and find some value; while Peter Creedon attemp(...)

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