Sean Kelly

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Stephen Roche  hushes the crowd from the podium after Stage 15  of the  1987 Giro d’Italia. Scotland’s Robert Millar, who gave Roche  support, is alongside him in the green jersey. Photograph: Graham Watson

It was on the third Sunday and the beginning of the final week when the maglia rosa, among the most sacred of cycling jerseys, finished stage 16 of th(...)

 Ireland’s Nicholas Roche will start his 24th Grand Tour race in next month’s Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Surpassing his podium record was always an impossibly tall order but Nicholas Roche continues to ride further away from his father Stephen in terms of(...)

 Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Fenix team sprints to win the Scheldeprijs ahead of Sam Bennett and Mark Cavendish. Photograph:  EPA

Sometimes these spring cobbled classics end up as mud-splattered wars of attrition, only this one turned into another purely tactical bunch sprint - a(...)

Daniel Martin: will be team leader with Israel Start-Up Nation in the Giro d’Italia which begins in  in Turin on May 8th. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

Dan Martin will start his first Giro d’Italia in seven years next month, the Irish rider has been confirmed as team leader with Israel Start-Up Nation(...)

Ronan Mclaughlin in action during last year’s Everesting attempt on Mamore Gap in Donegal.

Some said it wouldn’t last, not for long anyway, and Irish rider Ronan McLaughlin has regained his world record for the fastest ascent on a bicycle up(...)

PJ McGrath (left) pictured with fellow candidates for the GAA presidency in 2002, Albert Fallon, eventual winner Seán Kelly and Séamus Aldridge. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The death has taken place of former All-Ireland referee PJ McGrath at the age of 79. He played for the Kilmaine club and was on the Mayo panel in the (...)

Gare St Lazare’s adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s How It Is. Photograph: Clare Keogh

“This is a funny old place to start,” says Sophie Motley while she awaits her return to Ireland as the new artistic director of Everyman Theatre in Co(...)

A Rough Ride, written by Paul Kimmage and published in 1990, revealed to a shocked public the extent of the doping culture in cycling.

Summer 1990, and somewhere between finishing my Leaving Cert and going to run in college in America, my dad arrives home with a sports book under his (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Criticisms of the European Commission as undemocratic are often crude, ignoring the balance of powers with EU national leaders and the European Parlia(...)

RTÉ   display a photograph of of French rider Rémi Cavagna instead of Sam Bennett at their Sportsperson of the Year awards on Thursday night.

In the end it added insult to the wrong imagery and even the simulated applause sounded terribly mute. It’s bad enough waking up in the morning unsure(...)

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