Kate Kirby

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Ireland’s Ciara Mageean competing in a   1,500m   semi-final at the  World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar,   on October 3th, 2019. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Ciara Mageean is no stranger to success. The 27-year-old from Portaferry, Co Down, has been winning medals since she was a teenager, and earlier this (...)

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 (...)

Monaghan’s Eimear McAnespie in action against Briege Corkery of Cork in the Ladies Senior All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A gender gap in fitness among teenagers – as highlighted in the recent results of the 2016 Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge – is to be expe(...)

Prof Niall Moyna of the Centre for Preventive Medicine at Dublin City University. “We should move away from the rigidity of the current PE curriculum to short periods of physical activity that encourage senior-cycle students, particularly girls, to stay active.” Photograph: Declan Roughan/©INPHO/Presseye

Boys in Irish secondary schools are 42 per cent fitter than girls and the gender gap in fitness levels widens as they get older, a new study of more (...)

Alex Gleeson beat John-Ross Galbraith 2&1 to win the Irish Close at Ballyliffin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Castle’s Alex Gleeson shrugged off some late resistance from Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith to capture the AIG Irish Amateur Close title by 3 and 1 (...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy celebrates her silver medal in the women’s Laser Radial. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

She couldn’t stop her scream of delight even as she plunged into cold water in Marina de Glória. About the only mistake Annalise Murphy made after fiv(...)

The first players to tell their personal stories are Ireland and Leinster front-row Jack McGrath who speaks emotively about how he coped with the death of his brother by suicide in 2010 and Irish women’s player, Hannah Tyrrell, who talks about how she overcame her struggles with self-harm and bulimia. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Player welfare in rugby is continuing to evolve in a positive and proactive manner for the most part, an important consideration when examining a spor(...)

Natalya Coyle: “Everyone expects and is convinced that I have already qualified. ‘When are you going to Rio? Will you win a medal?’ But it’s fine. I know I am giving this my all.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Natalya Coyle has learned to smile and say thanks when people wish her luck in Rio. Sometimes, it’s just too complicated to explain that she hasn’t ac(...)