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Cork’s Máire O’Callaghan wins possession from Dublin’s Olwen Carey during the NFL Division One semi-final at Nowlan Park.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway will meet Cork in the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division One Final at Parnell Park on Sunday, May 5th. Cork needed extra-time (...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

Ashling Hutchings of Cork gets away from Donegal’s  Nicole McLaughlin during the Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1  match  at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Galway secured their place in the Lidl National Football League Division 1 semi-finals after round five of the competition, while Dublin, Donegal, Cor(...)

Róisín Flynn of Mayo attempts to block  Hannah O’Neill of Dublin during the   Lidl Ladies NFL Division  match  at Croke Park. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Dublin 1-17 Mayo 3-9 Defending champions Dublin moved to the summit of the Lidl National Football League Division One table with an impressive comeba(...)

World champion boxer Kellie Harrington has been crowned the Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

And, just like that, boxer Kellie Harrington sprung into a different type of public consciousness. All it took was a world championship medal and an a(...)

 Sinéad Aherne of Dublin speaking with MC Marty Morrissey after winning the TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year Award  during the TG4 Ladies Football All Stars Awards  at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin’s Sinéad Aherne was named the 2018 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year at the annual All Star banquet, in association with Lidl, at the City(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge  setting a new world record when winning the Berlin Marathon on September 16th, 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

Enough already. Nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy than at the annual sporting awards, and everyone keeps saying(...)

World Rowing Championships gold medalist  Sanita Puspure

We’ve had our fair share of joint monthly award winners over the years, but possibly not many from as diverse a couple of fields as rowing and Gaelic (...)

Dublin manager Mick Bohan celebrates at the final whistle. “For anyone trying to promote women’s sport - that was brave, honest, relentless.” Photograph: Inpho

When Dublin manager Mick Bohan was told that his Cork counterpart Ephie Fitzgerald believed his team had been disrespected during the build-up, their (...)

Siobhán McGrath: “Every year it [women’s football] just gets better. It’s a much higher standard than 2003.”  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Up until she left town at the end of 2014, Siobhán McGrath had known no other life than that of a Dublin footballer. As a 15-year-old away back in 200(...)

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