Fionnuala McCormack congratulates her sister Una Britton after winning gold and bronze medals in the senior women’s race at the Irish Life Health  National Cross-Country Championships at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Sometimes the hardest part about winning a national cross-country title is to stop making it look so easy. Fionnuala McCormack couldn’t quite manage t(...)

Sisters Maisie (3) and Lola Busch (6) from Lisburn who while on their holidays in Portsalon, Co Donegal, found the lost wedding ring. Photograph: Donna El Assaad

When Donegal man Gary Crossan lost his cherished wedding ring while swimming off the beach at Portsalon, Co Donegal, at the end of June the chances o(...)

Former president of the Irish Olympic Council Pat Hickey

We were rehearsing for a Halloween show during the week when the band suggested we play The Hurricane. “Just substitute Pat Hickey for Rubin Carter,”(...)

Fionnuala McCormack was victorious in the Great Ireland Run. Photograph: Inpho

Fionnuala McCormack was victorious in the Great Ireland Run on Sunday as her preparation for Rio 2016 gathers pace. This year’s Olympics will be McCo(...)

Waiting to start the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The rain teemed down in Dublin and the city centre streets were also awash with the multitudes trooping towards Merrion Square for the start of the a(...)

The Rio Olympics: only 475 days to go and each one of those will count for aspiring Irish athletes

Gore Vidal said us newspaper reporters should only be concerned about the present, not the future. And now more than ever that rings true. If anything(...)

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching the end of 2014 when it seems like a wet week since it started. But it’s trickier still to accept(...)

Maria McCambridge crosses the line in second place in the women’s race at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2014. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

“I’m gutted – but it’s a happy gutted,” said Maria McCambridge after her outstanding Dublin Marathon performance last month, which earned her the Iri(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Too crosses the line to win the 35th Dublin marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Kenya’s Eliud Too has won the men’s category in this year’s Dublin marathon in a time of 2:14:48. Esther Macheria, also from Kenya, edged out last yea(...)

Sean Hehir, winner of last year’s men’s race, was the first Irishman to win the marathon in 20 years. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 14,600 people will run through the streets of Dublin this bank holiday Monday for the 35th Dublin marathon. About 4,000 runners from 47 coun(...)

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