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Sanita Puspure: will be among the participants  at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is the one event of the year when a man who had no background in the sport but rowed the Atlantic – Damian Browne – rubs shoulders with Sanita Pus(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won lightweight double gold during August at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The first event of the season, the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, has an entry packed with Olympic hopefuls. Some could also represent Ireland at(...)

Corofin’s Micheal Lundy scores a goal against Nemo Rangers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Corofin 1-10 Nemo Rangers 0-7 Corofin manager Kevin O’Brien insists the prospect of them becoming the first team to win three All-Ireland club titles(...)

Nemo Rangers’ Alan O’Donovan contests a high ball with Joseph O’Connor and Michael O’Donnell of Austin Stacks during the Munster club football semi-final  at Páirc Uí Rinn, Ballintemple. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

For all the cruel or unusually early timing of it, there is something perfectly apt about the first big football match of the new decade. Because wh(...)

Sanita Puspure: qualified for the Olympics by claiming gold at the World Championships.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland squad is winding down in training, all set to depart for warm-weather training camps at the end of this month. On a recent day at the Nat(...)

  Clonmel Commercials’ Jason Lonergan and Michael Quinlivan tackle Aidan O’Reilly of Nemo Rangers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Nemo Rangers 0-15 Clonmel Commercials 0-6 Nemo Rangers, inspired by wing-forward Luke Connolly, secured a 17th Munster senior club football title at(...)

Aoife Casey, pictured above with Denise Walsh, helped to keep open the possibility of an Ireland women’s lightweight double going to the Olympic qualification regatta in May. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen topped the rankings at the Ireland trial on Sunday and kept open the possibility of an Ireland women’s lightweight do(...)

Sionna Healy: “The water is coming from every direction. There’s no sea swell, no flow to it. It’s choppy”

Arklow woman Sionna Healy sat looking down on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Thursday and got ready to take on the “funniest stretch of water I’ve e(...)

The next five months in the run-up to the pre-selection trial at the end of March, will decide, for the most part, who is going to Tokyo and who is not. Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Castleconnell Head of the River continues to grow. Saturday’s event, with an entry of 500 crews from around the country makes the claim to be the big(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure celebrates after defending her title at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Sanita Puspure punched the air as she won gold for Ireland at the World Rowing Championships, adding it to the silver of the Ireland double scull of P(...)

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