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(...)

Patience Jumbo Gula chases home Germany’s Denise Uphoff in the final of the Women’s relay in Finland. Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty

The future of Irish athletics is here and it’s now, the women’s sprint relay team winning a brilliant silver medal at the World Under-20 Championships(...)

 Sarah Healy at Dublin Airport with her gold medals for  the 1,500m and 3,000m events  in  Hungary. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

We probably should all have learnt by now to resist pumping up expectations to lunar levels after one of our young sportspeople excels in their teenag(...)

Ireland’s Sarah Healy on her way to winning gold in the 1,500m at the European Under-18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

After winning it the hard way and still making it look easy, Sarah Healy wrapped up another golden moment for the Irish team at the European Under-18 (...)

 Rhasidat Adeleke   celebrates winning the 200 metres at the  U-18 European Championship   in Gyor, Hungary.  (Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images

Another gold rush in Gyor and this time with a silver lining - Sophie O’Sullivan following Rhasidat Adeleke’s victory in the 200 metres with a brillia(...)

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