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(...)

Sinead Galvin laughs out loud when being labelled as Ireland’s first “female Jerry Maguire”, because, all jokes aside, the comparison is justified. Sh(...)

  Robbie Brady scores against Italy at Euro 2016 in France. Photograph:  Reuters/Carl Recine

Cheerio, so, to the year 2016 AD – 12 months that seemed crowded with unwanted departures, a purple rainfall in which the brightest stars were extingu(...)

 Sabina Higgins, President Michael D Higgins and  Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy during a special reception for members of Team Ireland who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics at  Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Serious doping and administration issues surrounding Ireland’s part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games could undermine public confidence in sports, Preside(...)

Ireland’s Oliver Dingley in action during Tuesday night’s final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ah, Olympic glory and madness: a balmy night at the diving pool, Bowie on the loudspeaker and hanging in the chlorinated air, the possibility of one o(...)

Ireland’s Oliver Dingley in action during the semi-finals of the  Men’s 3m Springboard at the  Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre in  Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Oliver Dingley nailed his final semi-final dive in Rio on Tuesday morning to claim a place in tonight’s final of the 3m springboard (10pm Irish time) (...)

 Oliver Dingley has secured a place at the Rio Olympics for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Ireland’s Oliver Dingley has made Irish diving history by qualifying for a place at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ireland has no(...)