Marcus O’Sullivan, right, battles it out with  Steve Ovett  of Great Britain  during the 1500 Metres  at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.  Photograph:  Tony Duffy/Allsport

A few years ago, I got a call from Athletics Ireland asking me would I accept their Hall of Fame award. At the time I’d only recently stopped compet(...)

Katie Taylor: “It’s a new journey, an exciting journey and I am lucky to have a platform on Sky.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Katie Taylor is not for slowing down. She speaks like a conquistador ready to plant her standard on all five continents. This, she says, is not the e(...)

Conor McGregor shows off for the crowd at the open workouts in Madison Square Garden ahead of his UFC 205, where he will fight champion Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title. Photograph: Julio Cortez/AP Photo

Preview: UFC 205 Lightweight title bout: Eddie Alvarez v Conor McGregor TV: BT Sport: 3am (main event 5am) A decade ago he was an unhappy teenage (...)

Stefan Slavchev was disqualified for lifting up Paddy Barnes during their bout in Belfast, handing Barnes victory on his professional debut. Photograph: Getty

Paddy Barnes was victorious on his professional debut on Saturday night, albeit in very bizarre circumstances in Belfast. Three-time Olympian Barne(...)

Michael Conlan protests his controversial loss to Russian Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final bout at the Olympic Games in Rio in August. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sweeping down the Falls Road, Riddell’s field, now Beechmount Leisure Centre, curves around the bend past where the Broadway cinema used to stand. The(...)

Greatness in sport is rightly measured by supreme ability and success at its highest level. The best teams and athletes carve their place in sporting (...)

Muhammad Ali poses with gloves in this undated portrait. Photograph: Action Images/Reuters

Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion, who was one of the best known and loved sportsmen of the 20th century has died at a hospital in Pho(...)

Bono of U2 performs on stage during a concert in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

U2 returned to Paris on Sunday night to play the first of two shows that had been postponed in the wake of the November 13th terrorist attacks around(...)

Martin Donaghy and Charlene O’Kane. Photograph: tentwentyone

Martin Donaghy and Charlene O’Kane When Martin, from Claudy, Co Derry approached Charlene, from Feeny, Co Derry at a local music festival, Parkfest(...)

Pope Francis was greeted by about 80,000 people as he drove through sprawling Central Park on Friday. Photograph: Richard Drew/Reuters

Pope Francis, a day after addressing the United Nations in New York, travels on Saturday to Philadelphia, the birthplace of US independence, to promot(...)

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