Thomas Barr

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 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 (...)

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(...)

Thomas Barr, Irish Olympian and Irish Life Health Ambassador, is pictured at the 2018 Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After a summer of success from the junior wing of Irish athletics, the seniors are looking up. A vein of young talent ripping through and swaggering a(...)

Thomas Barr, Irish Olympian and Irish Life Health Ambassador, and school pupil Cameron Ramsay at the 2018 Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge at Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

More than one-third of 16-year-old girls and nearly half of 16-year-old boys in Ireland are so unfit that they already at risk of poor heart health, a(...)

Aaron Sexton scoring a try for Ireland under-18 clubs and schools against an England counties team  in Ashbourne in April 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He is still only 17 but rugby’s gain could be a loss to Irish athletics. While the Irish athletics team celebrated in Berlin following a bronze medal (...)

Ireland celebrate with their silver medals after their field hockey World Cup final loss to the Netherlands. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

On the face of it the additional €500,000 for Hockey Ireland on top of the 2018 allocation is a winner for the sport and particularly the women’s nati(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan on his way to winning gold in the Pommel Horse at the  European Championships at the SSE Hydro   in Glasgow. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP

There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about Johnny-come-lately bandwagoners attaching themselves like limpets to sports they never once showed any(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan competes to take gold in the men’s pommel horse final of the artistic gymnastics  during the  European Championships  in Glasgow Photograph:  Andy Buchanan /AFP/Getty Images

Irish gymnastics history was made in Glasgow on Sunday as 19-year-old Rhys McClenaghan claimed a gold medal in the pommel horse event at the European (...)

Norway’s Henrik Ingebrigtsen, Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Filip Ingebrigtsen celebrate after the men’s 1500m final race during the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin. Photo: Andrej Isakovic/Getty Images

They don’t call them the incredible Ingebrigtsens for nothing. Rarely if ever will three brothers contest a European 1,500 metres final, and as if to (...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean celebrates finishing second in her heat of the women’s 1500m. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It felt every bit as easy as it looked, Ciara Mageean softly nailing her place in the European 1,500 metres final, and keeping it seemed plenty in res(...)

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