Kellie Harrington holds her award for  The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year  2018. ‘Medals mean nothing to me. I’m just happy about the place I’m in right now, of how happy my family are, the person I’ve become.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kellie Harrington remembers how it broke in Astana in 2016. Canadian Sara Kali was between her and a world light-welterweight final. After the first-r(...)

Annalise Murphy has lost her direct international carding scheme funding of €40,000 and will now be dunded through the Irish Sailing Association  . Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A year and a half before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Rio Olympic silver-medal winning sailor  Annalise Murphy has lost her direct funding from Sport(...)

Baz Ashmawy forgets to introduce himself on the ‘Ryan Tubridy Show’.

He may have a hit television show under his belt, but if Baz Ashmawy is looking to make his name as a daytime radio presenter, he’s going the wrong wa(...)

Sudaporn Seesondee (in red) and Kellie Anne Harrington  compete during their final fight at the  AIBA boxing championships in New Delhi, on November 24th, 2018. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

The moment was two years in the making. A calculation made. An investment lodged. A slow and steady climb and as these things often are, a promise mad(...)

The Irish Women’s Hockey Team, who won Outstanding Contribution to Sport  award at the Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year 2018 awards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s another sign of the times when an end-of-year sportswoman awards end up being less about the women and all about the awards, starting with outrig(...)

World champion boxer Kellie Harrington has been crowned the Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

And, just like that, boxer Kellie Harrington sprung into a different type of public consciousness. All it took was a world championship medal and an a(...)

The Irish Times Sportswoman of the Year 2018 – boxer Kellie Harrington.

Astana was a strange place a few months before the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. The huge boxing arena where the women’s World Championships were being s(...)

The TG4 ladies senior All-Ireland football championship final at  Croke Park drew a crowd of 50,141. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Women’s sport has been on a journey over the last number of years both internationally and domestically. 2018 can be considered Ireland’s most success(...)

Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand (in red) and Kellie  Harrington of Ireland  during their 60kg category final fight at the   World Boxing Championships in New Delhi, India,  on November 24th. Photograph: Getty Images

After the year Irish sport enjoyed it seems more than fitting that we were able to complete our list of contenders for the Sportswoman of the Year awa(...)

Stephanie Meadow (golf), Laura Twomey (camogie), Casey Stoney (soccer), Louise Quinn (soccer), and Sarah Rowe (Mayo GAA) at the launch of 20x20. It aims to increase participation, attendance and media coverage of women’s sport by 20% by the year 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Leinster rugby branch posted a hoot of a video recently, one that featured a bunch of young girls, around the eight to 12 age mark, answering ques(...)

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