Ireland’s Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty  pose with their bronze medals after the Women’s Four final   in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

They were more or less 200 metres from the finishing line when suddenly those fateful words from Aifric Keogh started racing around in my head. God kn(...)

Great Britain’s Tom Daley (right) and Matty Lee who won gold in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Japan. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

We were chatting with some of the Irish rowers about how life was treating them in the Athletes’ Village, particularly with their schedule of events w(...)

Aileen Crowley  and Monika Dukarska  compete during the women’s pair repechage at Sea Forest Waterway on Sunday. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Monika Dukarska’s mother Katarzya works in the SuperValu in Killorglin owned and run by Kerry senior football manager Peter Keane. She admits she’s ne(...)

Jack Woolley is the first Irish Taekwondo Olympian. File photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

There are plenty of Team Ireland’s biggest stars in action on day one of the Tokyo Olympics. As Ireland’s first ever Olympian in taekwondo, Jack Wool(...)

Rhys McClenaghan: he has been talking a big performance well in advance of Tokyo. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Show me the medals, only just don’t tell. Or should that be other way round? It used to be anyway, those innocent days when no Irish athlete dared pre(...)

Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the Lightweight Men’s Double A Final at the European Rowing Championships in  Varese, Italy on Sunday.  Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy did it again. The Skibbereen pair completed their dominance of the lightweight men’s double sculls with an Irish go(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will continue in the lightweight men’s double in Italy. File photograph: Inpho

Two-time European champion Sanita Puspure will not be defending her women’s single sculls title at next month’s European Rowing Championships in Vares(...)

  Sanita Puspure finished second with a time of 07:35.510, behind German’s Pia Greiten, who clocked an impressive 7:33.540. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Sanita Puspure safely negotiated her opening heat at the 2020 European Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland, on Friday morning but will clearly face(...)

Sanita Puspure: will be looking to defend the title she won at last year’s European Championships in Lucerne when she competes for Ireland in Poznan this weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It doesn’t seem that long since Sanita Puspure was part of the campaign to reopen elite rowing facilities in the face of decreasing cases of Covid-19.(...)

Sanita Puspure will be in action at this weekend’s European Championships in Poznan, Poland. Photograph: Inpho

This weekend senior Irish crews will be looking to continue the successes of the under-23 and junior crews who brought home six medals from their Euro(...)

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