Ireland’s Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove celebrate winning their final race at Enoshima, Japan on Saturday, though they didn’t qualify for the medals finals at the Tokyo 2020  Olympics. Photograph: Dave Branigan/Oceansport/Inpho

A weekend of highs and lows marked the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics for the sailors at Enoshima, where racing is still under way for other classes(...)

 Liam Jegou in action at the 2019   Canoe Slalom World Championships. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Age: 25 Event: C1 Canoe Slalom Club: CADPA Huningue Born in Brittany to a French father and an Irish mother, Jegou spent five years of his childhoo(...)

Young rowers from Skibbereen Rowing Club undertake a training session on the River Ilen at the end of a day of sunshine in West Cork. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Not long ago rower Tim Harnedy sat down to lunch with brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. Paul had just completed a 50km session on the River Ilen, whic(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

JJ Hanrahan: this run of three games triples his number of previous matches at ‘10’ in the Heineken Cup before this season. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

JJ Hanrahan has had one of the more curious career stories in modern Irish rugby. Opportunity has finally started to knock for a truly rare talent, w(...)

South Africa’s captain Siya Kolisi celebrates his side’s victory over Wales at International Stadium Yokohama. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA Wire

It’s impossible, from this juncture anyway, to ascertain the social significance of Siya Kolisi potentially captaining the Springboks to victory in ne(...)

Garry Ringrose in action against Toulouse during the  Heineken Champions Cup Semi Final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

For the fifth time in the last 11 years, Leinster’s chances of winning a Heineken Champions Cup final are noticeably enhanced by having a brilliant nu(...)

Stade Français’ Paris French centre Gael Fickou eludes Racing 92 number eight Antonie Claassen during the French Top 14 clash at Jean-Bouin Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

Donnacha Ryan enjoyed the bragging rights after Sunday’s Parisian duel in the French Top 14 as he helped Racing 92 to a 17-16 victory over a Stade Fra(...)

Munster’s Rhys Marshall scores a try despite the efforts of Luke Hamilton of Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rhys Marshall has usually had to punch above his weight. When first called into the New Zealand Under-20 squad he was a little hooker, “90 kilos when (...)

Ireland’s Jonny Stewart watches the scrum in their defeat to New Zealand during their World Rugby U20 Championship Pool B clash. Photo: Archil Gegenava/Inpho

New Zealand Under-20 69 Ireland Under-20 3 The anticipated mismatch materialised in what was a painful afternoon for a young Ireland side at the Jun(...)

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