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(...)

  Kate O’Connor competes in the long jump during the Heptathlon in  Sweden. Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images for European Athletics

One small step for Irish athletics, one giant leap for Kate O’Connor, who in winning the heptathlon silver medal at the European Under-20 Athletics Ch(...)

Sophie O’Sullivan ending up ranked fourth fastest across the four heats going into Friday’s 800m semi-finals in Sweden. Photograph: Inpho

Nothing beats championship experience, even at age 18, and Sarah Healy displayed that in abundance when positively cruising through her 1,500 metres h(...)

 Cian Lynch and his Limerick team-mates celebrate their All-Ireland win over Galway at Croke park in August. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All Blacks We waited 111 years for Ireland’s first victory over New Zealand, now we have two in two years. It’s becoming a habit. “As of now Ireland (...)

Sarah Healy fell during the Women’s Under-20 race at the European Cross Country Championships. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Between the soft muddy surface and treacherous corners everyone said it was proper cross country running – only that also proved the downfall of the b(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran saves from Spain’s Carlota Petchame in the World Cup semi-final shoot out   in London. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Justine Sowry, coach of the University of Louisville hockey team, had a look at Ireland’s World Cup draw and reckoned Ayeisha McFerran would be ready (...)

Crystal Emmanuel, Phil Healy and Jeneba Tarmoh during the women’s 200m event. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Phil Healy ran another brilliant Irish record at a high quality Cork City Sports at the CIT track when clocking 22.99 seconds for the 200 metres - the(...)

Sommer Lecky celebrating her  silver medal performance in the high jump at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.  Photograph: Cathal Dennehy/Twitter

The future of Irish athletics keeps coming on fast – Sommer Lecky adding her name to the suddenly blossoming young stars when winning another silver m(...)

Sommer Lecky secured high jump silver in the World Under-20 Championships on Sunday. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty

Here we go again - Sommer Lecky adding her name to the blossoming future stars of Irish athletics with another brilliant silver medal in the high jump(...)

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