Katie Taylor was made to work hard for her victory over Firuza Sharipova. Photograph: Paul Greenwood/INpho

Within moments of being over, it was over. It took Katie Taylor and her team less than five minutes to turn the page to 2022 after her unanimous win i(...)

Katie Taylor in action against  Natasha Jonas in the quarter-finals of the women’s 60kg lightweight at the 2012 Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena in London. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A reference to RTÉ’s 30-minute nostalgia slot, Reeling in the Years, last Sunday night and the familiar, well worn footage of Katie Taylor reminded pe(...)

RTÉ   display a photograph of of French rider Rémi Cavagna instead of Sam Bennett at their Sportsperson of the Year awards on Thursday night.

In the end it added insult to the wrong imagery and even the simulated applause sounded terribly mute. It’s bad enough waking up in the morning unsure(...)

Katie Taylor is presented her award virtually. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Katie Taylor has been named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year for a second time. Undisputed lightweight world champion Taylor - who last won the award in (...)

 Miriam Gutierrez pays tribute to Katie Taylor after their fight in November. Photograph:   Mark Robinson/Inpho

Taylor v Gutierrez Wembley Arena, London, November 14th Her smile stood out. Miriam Gutierrez’s face had received ferocious blows for the entire bou(...)

Armagh v Roscommon in the National League in October: Armagh had "home advantage", courtesy of self-portraits from over 3,000 primary school children across the county in the stands. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Crowds There weren’t any. And it took our pundits some time to adjust to the new normal. Eg Before Armagh played Roscommon at the Athletic Grounds: C(...)

Katie Taylor enjoyed a highly successful 2020, defending her titles against Belgian rival Delfine Persoon and Miriam Gutierrez from Spain. File photograph: Inpho

Virtually unprecedented, some performances defying reality, and in the end providing an undisputed winner, maybe the first and lasting live impression(...)

Sanita Puspure was last year's winner of the award. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So there we were, in the Shelbourne hotel in December 2019, listening to our monthly award winners talk about how much they were looking forward to 20(...)

Katie Taylor in action against  Miriam Gutierrez during last Saturday’s fight at the Wembley Arena. Photograph: Mark Robinson/Inpho/Matchroom Boxing

The respected Ring magazine has named Katie Taylor the best pound-for-pound professional woman’s boxer in the world following her unanimous decision w(...)

Katie Taylor makes her way to the ring for her clash with Miriam Gutierrez. Photograph: Inpho/Matchroom/Dave Thompson

All that talk about whether Christmas would be cancelled and in the end, for sport-a-philes at least, it came early - and lasted a whole two days. The(...)

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