Paul Griffin

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A health worker injects a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Casernes Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

AstraZeneca has reported a slightly lower efficacy rate for its Covid-19 vaccine after the results of an US clinical trial were criticised as outdated(...)

Bernard Brogan lifts the Sam Maguire after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone in 2018. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was Jim McCartan, pioneering Down All-Ireland winner and father of James, who first floated the line past me. I was curious why he hadn’t been am(...)

Padraig Reidy of Kerry tackles Kevin McManamon of Dublin in their Allianz  Football National League Round 1 match in February 2010. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin’s football decade may be defined by the seven All-Ireland titles won and last year’s completion of an unprecedented five-in-a-row, but the coun(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh has won his last seven matches against Mayo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway’s defensive system is made for predictable attacks, and that’s why it holds up so well against Mayo. In their last seven wins over Mayo – they(...)

Irish international lightweight double rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan and coach John  Holland.

High ambitions in December could be a good or bad thing for an outdoor sport, but there is certainly a buzz about Irish rowing at the moment. The Iri(...)

John Holland:  “In the short term we are going to see is there any possibility of doing a [lightweight] four.” Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s top three Olympic-class crews share two traits: they showed themselves to be on course for Rio at the recent World Championships; and they a(...)

There is a buzz around international rowing again, and Ireland will send a big team to the World Championships in Amsterdam in three weeks’ time. The(...)

Paul Griffin: competed at the Irish Rowing Championships last week

Ireland will have a new crew at the World Championships next month. Trials on Wednesday yielded a women’s double scull of Helen Walshe and Monika Duk(...)