Mark Downey

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Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Felix English in action in Glasgow in November 2019. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Irish duo Mark Downey and Felix English have swooped at the track world championships in Berlin, provisionally securing Olympic qualification for the (...)

Lydia Gurley won bronze in the scratch race at   the UCI World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph:   Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images

Lydia Gurley has added to strong recent success by Irish track riders, taking a superb bronze medal in the scratch race at round four of the UCI World(...)

Lydia Boylan returns home to Dublin Airport after winning a silver medal in the Points Race at the World Track Cycling Championships in Poland. Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Days after landing the biggest result of her career when she took track world championship silver medal in the women’s points race, Lydia Boylan is st(...)

Rena Buckley lifts the O’Duffy Cup in 2017. The  Cork star ticks all the boxes when it comes to an inspirational sporting figure. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Over the weekend I got completely caught up in a wave of cycling, athletics and even pentathlon. I thought 2018 was the year for learning new sports(...)

 Conor Dunne: he  has spent much of his career working for others, but stepped things up last year when he took the national title with a superb breakaway effort.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

With the competitive year ramping up, Irish riders have got their season underway in various events. National champion Conor Dunne showed strongly t(...)

Mark Downey: he has taken gold at three track cycling World Cup races. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

One week after saying she hoped that a final decision would be reached in terms of the running of the 2019 Rás Tailteann, race director Eimear Dignam (...)

 Felix English and Mark Downey of Ireland competing in a  madison chase  at the Lee Valley VeloPark velodrome  in London. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish track riders are back in action this weekend, competing in a UCI World Cup event in Berlin, Germany. A dozen-strong team has been selected, and (...)

Holdsworth’s Damien Shaw leading in the Rás Tailteann earlier this year.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

As the 2018 racing season heads into the traditional winter break, there are uncertainties relating to Irish riders and teams for next year. The Irish(...)

 Conor Dunne celebrates winning the Cycling Ireland Road Racing National Championships in Sligo last July. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Having been left without a slot for 2019 when the Aqua Blue Sport team collapsed at the end of August, national road race champion Conor Dunne has bee(...)

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