Coastal rowing is a very popular sport in pockets around Ireland. Photograph:  Irish Coastal Rowing

Thousands of rowers will compete in national coastal rowing championships this weekend at two separate events. The new Irish Coastal Rowing Champion(...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan: won silver medal in the lightweight double at the European Championships in Glasgow.  Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Ireland’s senior system has been firing on a number of cylinders – witness the European silver medal for Paul and Gary O’Donovan and the good form th(...)

 Sophie O’Sullivan is presented with a medal from her mother Sonia at the Cork City Sports last year. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Sophie O’Sullivan, daughter of Olympic silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan, will make her international debut in an Irish vest over 800 metres at the Eu(...)

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: they look set to head up the team for Belgrade. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just short of 100 of Ireland’s best rowers, from Olympic medallists to teenagers seeking their first Ireland one piece, gather for the Ireland trial a(...)

Ireland’s flanker Dan Leavy reacts his side’s defeat of France at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:   Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Back in 2009, St Michael’s faced an all-conquering Clongowes Wood team in the quarter-finals of the Leinster Schools Junior Cup. Clongowes, powered by(...)

Sanita Puspure after finishing fourth at the World Championships. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Sanita Puspure is a two-time Olympian and has medals from the European Championships and World Cup regattas. She had what looked like her best ever c(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look on as Stephanie Roche arrives for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

2014 European Athletics Championships, Ireland’s Mark English is congratulated by friends after winning Bronze in the Men’s 800m Final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After delivering on the country’s expectations as much as his own Mark English has been named athlete of the year for 2014, perfectly rounding off (...)

Thomas Barr: competes against reigning world champion Jehue Gordon over 400m hurdles. Photograph: Inpho

Time is fast running out for Irish athletes still trying to qualify for the European Championships. The deadline is Sunday week, with the championship(...)

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