Annalise Murphy has lost her direct international carding scheme funding of €40,000 and will now be dunded through the Irish Sailing Association  . Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A year and a half before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Rio Olympic silver-medal winning sailor  Annalise Murphy has lost her direct funding from Sport(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

 Ireland’s Michael McKillop wins the  1500m T37 Final during the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London. Photograph:  Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Ireland’s Michael McKillop stormed to victory in the T37 1500m to claim a remarkable ninth World Championship gold medal in front of a huge crowd at t(...)

Jason Smyth of Ireland competing in the Men’s 200m at the Olympic Stadium in London. Photograph: Sportsfile

Jason Smyth moved a step closer to adding to his 100m gold at the World Para Athletics Championships, by cruising into Tuesday’s 200m final in London (...)

 Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop celebrate their gold medals at the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London. Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Not for the first time Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop repeated their double Paralympics heroics for Team Ireland with gold medal performances on the(...)

 Ireland’s Michael McKillop  celebrates  victory after the Men’s 1500 metre-T37 final at the   Paralympic Games in Rio. Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Olympic Stadium, Rio, September 11th 1,500 metres (T37) final Rugby offers some viable candidates in terms of most memorable events; the Ireland U(...)

Gold medal winning sprinter Jason Smyth speaks to  his 10-month-old daughter Evie, and  his wife Elise on his return to Dublin Airport from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile.

Ciarán D’Arcy Members of Ireland’s Paralympic team, who claimed 11 medals at the Rio Games, received a rousing reception on their return to Dublin Ai(...)

Gold medalist Michael McKillop celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the men’s 1500m T37 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 11th, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Jason Smyth (T13 100 metres, gold): “It’s my third consecutive Paralympic games and to win my fifth gold medal is incredible. It’s a bit like a fairy(...)

Ireland’s Eoghan Clifford  leading during the  C1-3 Road Race  in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Eoghan Clifford was the victim of a mechanical failure 200 metres from the finish of the C1-3 70-kilometre road race in Pontal. His chain dropped ther(...)

Ireland’s Niamh McCarthy in action during Women’s Discus Throw F41 final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Late on Thursday night Niamh McCarthy won Ireland’s ninth medal of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the third silver medal, in the Women’s Discu(...)

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