Ciara Mageean knocked three and a half seconds off Sonia O’Sullivan’s 27-year-old 1,000m mark in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

“This year has just been a rollercoaster for absolutely everybody, and it’s no different for us athletes,” said Ciara Mageean, speaking to us at Dubli(...)

Sanita Puspure was last year's winner of the award. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So there we were, in the Shelbourne hotel in December 2019, listening to our monthly award winners talk about how much they were looking forward to 20(...)

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning a gold medal in the Women’s Single Sculls at the 2020 European Rowing Championships, in Poznan, Poland. Photograph:   Detlev Seyb/Inpho

It was last December, when she was crowned our Sportswoman of the Year for 2019, that Sanita Puspure spoke about how much she was looking forward to 2(...)

Eve McCrystal of Strata 3 Velo Revolution cycling team on her way to winning the senior women’s title Cycling Ireland Time Trial National Championships, Knockaderry, Co Limerick Mandatory Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

It was only 21 seconds but it was enough. In Eve McCrystal’s eyes, it was everything. A cycling career that started late is still stubbornly refusing (...)

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer in action during the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final against Dublin at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Orlagh Farmer has made a very firm resolution for when life gets back to normal: “I will never, ever complain about a training session again,” she lau(...)

Kellie Harrington has been named Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month for April. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The panel of judges for our sportswomen awards have had some tough challenges over the years, not least all those headache-inducing times when they ha(...)

Ireland’s Diane Caldwell scores her goal against Greece in Dublin last month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It seems like a lifetime and a half ago when Ireland took on Greece in Tallaght in their Euro 2021 qualifying game, before heading to Montenegro for a(...)

By the time Rachael Blackmore brilliantly rode Honeysuckle to victory at Cheltenham on Tuesday, the Tipperary woman had already taken our award for February. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s probably just as well that our sportswomen can only win one monthly award in the year because at the rate Rachael Blackmore’s 2020 is going, she(...)

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal: won silver in the Tandem Pursuit at the Para-cycling World Championships in Milton, Canada. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Award for January: Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal (Cycling) While the rest of us were gently easing(...)

 Sam Bennett from team Deceuninck- Quick Step celebrates his win on stage one of the Santos  Tour Down Under in Adelaide. Photograph: Brenton Edwards/AFP/Getty

Sam Bennett will look to grab his second stage win in the Santos Tour Down Under today, with the fourth stage to Murray Bridge providing an opportunit(...)

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