Kate O Connor

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You’d imagine that Róisín Upton plays back the recording of Ireland’s shoot-out victory over Canada in November at least once a day, but not so. She’s(...)

Athlete of the Year Ciara Mageean with Hall of Fame winner Sonia O’Sullivan at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

They graced the stage in relatively quick succession, first Sonia O’Sullivan, then Ciara Mageean, and the sequence and significance certainly wasn’t l(...)

Sportswomen of Month winners Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics) and Kate O’Connor (Athletics). Photographs: Sportsfile/Getty Images

When the judges began their chatting about the destination of our Sportswoman of the Month for July award, there was a sizeable sense of déjà vu about(...)

Ireland’s Rhasidat Adeleke celebrates as she crosses the line to win the 200m Final at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Finishing off a properly rare sprint double for Irish athletics, Rhasidat Adeleke has won the 200 metres at the European Youth Olympics in Baku, Azerb(...)

Ireland’s Sarah Healy during this week’s European Under-20 Championships in Borås, Sweden. Photograph: Inpho

After running boldly and bravely from the front when no one else would Sarah Healy wrapped up another medal for Irish athletics by winning the 1,500 m(...)

 Aaron Sexton was run out of the medals in the  200m final. Photograph:  Maja Hitij/Getty Images for European Athletics

Proof perhaps why it’s such a rare thing for Ireland to deliver a European sprint medal at any level, as gold medal favourite Aaron Sexton found himse(...)

  Kate O’Connor competes in the long jump during the Heptathlon in  Sweden. Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images for European Athletics

One small step for Irish athletics, one giant leap for Kate O’Connor, who in winning the heptathlon silver medal at the European Under-20 Athletics Ch(...)

Sophie O’Sullivan ending up ranked fourth fastest across the four heats going into Friday’s 800m semi-finals in Sweden. Photograph: Inpho

Nothing beats championship experience, even at age 18, and Sarah Healy displayed that in abundance when positively cruising through her 1,500 metres h(...)

 Aaron Sexton of Bangor Grammar School on his way to winning the  200m during the Irish Life Health All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Part of the fun in watching the annual showcase of pure athletics talent that is the Irish Schools Track and Field Championships is the guessing and t(...)

Jaha’s Promise: the anti-FGM campaigner Jaha Dukureh

It hardly needs to be said that there is grim news in Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan’s excellent documentary about female genital mutilation. T(...)

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