Leona Maguire

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 Maria Dunne   celebrates on the 13th green with Meghan MacLaren in their afternoon fourball match against Bailey Tardy and Mariel Galdiano of the United States at the Curtis Cup. Photograph:   David Cannon/Getty Images

Nothing is a sure thing in sport, and what happened in the Ryder Cup at Medinah in 2012 – that so called miracle – will probably be emphasised time a(...)

Leona Maguire, and Charlotte Thomas fought back to claim a 4 and 2 win in the middle foursomes. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A statement of intent from Britain and Ireland, for sure! In capturing the opening foursomes 2-1, the home side lay down a marker against favourites U(...)

Hannah O’Sullivan has overtaken leona Maguire at the top of the women’s amateur golf rankings. Photograph: Getty

US Amateur champion Hannah O’Sullivan, whose paternal grandparents hail from Limerick and Tipperary, has overtaken Leona Maguire at the top of the wom(...)

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow during the 2012 Curtis Cup at Nairn. Photo: Inpho

Nearly a decade after excruciating back pain left her crawling to her car on all fours and contemplating giving up the game forever, Skerries’ Maria D(...)

Ryan Quinn (11) from Lucan, National BMX Champion two years running. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times
Sporting an Olympic dream

It’s an Olympic year and the Games in Rio this August will start many a child dreaming that they could be an Olympian some day. Here’s a look at six s(...)

Leona Maguire of Ireland during the 2016 ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

American Lexi Thompson’s putter switch helped her surge up the leaderboard to grab a share of the lead at the halfway mark of the ANA Inspiration in (...)

Leona Maguire shot an opening round of 75 in the ANA Inspiration. Photograph: Getty

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadows have both left themselves with considerable work to do if they want to make the cut at the ANA Inspiration. Magui(...)

US Amateur champion  Hannah O’Sullivan is part of a young USA selection for June’s Curtis Cup match against Britain and Ireland  at Dún Laoghaire Golf Club. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

US Amateur champion Hannah O’Sullivan has been named in a very young America team for June’s Curtis Cup match against Britain and Ireland at Dún Laog(...)

Jack Kennedy Horse racing Still only 16, the young Kerry man has been quicker making a name for himself as a jumps jockey than anyone in recent time(...)

Rena Buckley with Briege Corkery, overall joint winners of the Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswomen of the Year 2015 photographed at the awards ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have been named as joint winners of the Irish Times/ Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year award for 2015. The dual(...)

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