Vikki Wall

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 Malachy Clerkin the Trinity City Hotel with sports personalities, Annalise Murphy, Sarah Keane, Marie Crowe and Vikki Wall. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mid-November in a city-centre hotel. The weather hasn’t turned yet so it’s still crisp and dry outside. There’s talk of rising Covid numbers out in th(...)

Dublin’s Sinéad Goldrick and Orla Finn of Cork in the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final at  Croke Park on December 20th, 2020. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s customary for us to start these annual previews of the Sportswoman of the Year awards, which got under way in 2004, by talking about just how dif(...)

Rachael Blackmore, riding Minela Times, became the first woman ever to win the Grand National on April 10th, at Aintree Racecourse, England. Photograph: Tim Goode/Pool/Getty Images

1. Rachael Blackmore becomes the first woman ever to win the Grand National April 10th, Aintree, England Eimir Blackmore (Rachael’s mother) “Because(...)

 Kellie Harrington  celebrates winning Olympic gold in Tokyo. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

You’d nearly feel for Paul O’Donovan. There he is, indisputably Ireland’s greatest ever rower. Right up there in any chat about Ireland’s greatest eve(...)

Katie McCabe in action for Ireland during the  Women’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was exactly four years ago that Katie McCabe was named our sportswoman of the month for November after captaining Ireland to what was then the team(...)

Meath’s Vikki Wall has been named as the 2021 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Meath’s Vikki Wall was named as the 2021 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year at the annual All Star banquet at Dublin’s Bonnington Hotel on Saturda(...)

United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the pitch after his team were steamrolled 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford. Photograph: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

It’s probably as well that Sky had given our Roy the day off. Can you imagine? His cheek muscles would have been flexing so wildly come full time they(...)

Vikki Wall playing against Dublin in this year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

While it’s been a year like few others for our sportswomen on the international front, it was back home in September that Meath produced one of the st(...)

From left: Emma Duggan, Emma Troy and Vikki Wall of Meath

The nominees have been announced for the 2021 TG4 Players’ Player of the year awards in the senior, intermediate and junior grades. The winners will(...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates Champion Hurdle victory on Honeysuckle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

After a mammoth few weeks of sport, one is forgiven for being so exhausted that the initial feeling of inspiration and motivation has simply left the (...)

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