Ireland’s Rhasidat Adeleke after winning the 100m race at the European Athletics Under-20 Championships in Estonia. Photo: Marko Mumm/Sportsfile

European sprint doubles aren’t often won like this, especially at Under-20 level, Rhasidat Adeleke running head and shoulders above her rivals when th(...)

 Rhasidat Adeleke comes home to win the 100m at the European Athletics U20 Championships at the Kadriorg Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Marko Mumm/Sportsfile

For the second time in four years Ireland has the best teenage sprinter in all of Europe. Running calm and looking truly undaunted, Rhasidat Adeleke c(...)

Phil Healy pips Rhasidat Adeleke to victory in the 200m at Morton Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Like all classic sprint showdowns they chased for the line and time seemed to slow, even as it was racing away, before the suddenly dawning moment of (...)

Rhasidat Adeleke in action at the Athlone International Athletics Grand Prix in February of last year. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In the long and illustrious history of Irish athletes taking up a US scholarship – stretching back 73 years to 1948 – not many make an immediate impre(...)

Rhasidat Adeleke (centre) in action during the women’s 60-metre final during the Athlone Grand Prix in February. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Normally it would be right around now when we start deciding on our highlights of the sporting year, drawing up a shortlist for the best athletes, and(...)

Japan’s  Naomi Osaka  wearing a mask with the name of George Floyd on it during an interview following her  quarter-final  win against Shelby Rogers of the United States at the US Open. Photograph:   Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has always sold itself as a state-of-the-art organisation, woke to the modern world. Carefully cultivated, i(...)

You’d imagine that Róisín Upton plays back the recording of Ireland’s shoot-out victory over Canada in November at least once a day, but not so. She’s(...)

 Natalya Coyle  competes in the European  Pentathlon Championships last week in Bath, England. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

The years building up to an Olympics are always fascinating ones. Calculations are being done across the board to discover how many medals one country(...)

Sportswomen of Month winners Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics) and Kate O’Connor (Athletics). Photographs: Sportsfile/Getty Images

When the judges began their chatting about the destination of our Sportswoman of the Month for July award, there was a sizeable sense of déjà vu about(...)

Rhasidat Adeleke celebrates winning the 200m final in Baku. Photograph:  Inpho/Bryan Keane

Rhasidat Adeleke has this week won double gold in the 100m and 200m at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 16-year-old is fr(...)

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