Paul O'Donovan

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Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

3-D printing, exoskeleton robot suits and nanotechnology feature in Leaving Cert engineering exam. Photograph: iStock

Irish world rowing champions Paul and Gary O’Donovan made a surprise appearance on a modern higher-level engineering paper that mentioned cutting-edge(...)

The Sport Ireland Institute’s High Performance Unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sport is about dreaming. Bertie Ahern understood that. Looking back now his dream of the “Bertie Bowl” was almost given life, but instead became a sym(...)

Single sculls world champion  Sanita Puspure will be in action at the Skibbereen regatta next week. File photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Faced with the imminent arrival of Storm Hannah, the organisers of Limerick Regatta have been pushing hard to move the event from Saturday to Sunday. (...)

Ireland’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan: they finished 16th in the pair (fourth in the C Final) at last year’s World Championships. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Every year a stream of young Irish people are offered places at the world’s top universities – because they row well. Coaches from Princeton and Brown(...)

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(...)

 Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal. Photograph: Inpho/Detlev Seyb

World Rowing Championships: September 16th - Plovdiv, Bulgaria They were desperate hugs. Sanita Puspure, the new world champion single sculler, came (...)

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal in the  single sculls final at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in  Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Rowers who wish to compete for Ireland in 2019 are holding off on the mince pies. They must submit ergometer (rowing machine) scores this weekend. The(...)

Limerick players celebrate their All-Ireland hurling final victory at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gaelic games has taken over from soccer as Ireland’s favourite sport according to the Teneo Sport and Sponsorship Index 2018, a 1,000-strong survey of(...)

Dominic Casey has been named World Rowing Coach of the Year.

Dominic Casey has been chosen as the Coach of the Year at the World Rowing Awards. At a gala event in Berlin, the Ireland lightweight coach was presen(...)

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