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A passenger bus drives past an advertising poster for an underwear brand, showing a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in downtown Rome. Ronaldo faces rape allegations after US police re-opened an investigation into claims by former American model Kathryn Mayorga that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/Getty Images

When the #MeToo movement began, it brought down Hollywood’s most powerful man in Harvey Weinstein and enabled other women to come out and tell their t(...)

Donegal’s Yvonne Bonner:  “Growing up I never imagined having the chance to play sport professionally.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Yvonne Bonner would be forgiven for not knowing if she is coming or going, the past few weeks dizzying for the Donegal footballer. After a demanding y(...)

 Sarah Ennis of Ireland in action on  BLM Diamond Delux  during the  Badminton Horse Trials in Badminton, Gloucestershire. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

A rider who was part of the first Irish eventing team to win a medal at the World Equestrian Games might be expected to take a well-earned break after(...)

Martina McMahon: pipped Catriona Casey in another riveting All-Ireland final clash between the pair. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

The Seville derby, according to Spanish daily sport newspaper AS, is more than football. The Real Madrid v Barcelona El Clasico is the greatest show(...)

In the new documentary entitled ‘Katie’,  Katie Taylor talks about the hardship she endured when she split from her coach and father Pete after he separated from her mother

In the 10 or so years up to the Olympic Games in Rio, Ross Whitaker didn’t see much point in making a documentary about Katie Taylor, her story, after(...)

 Sprinter Miriam Daly: “I’m doing the 400m hurdles, you have to get your stride pattern right for that. I like it, it’s definitely challenging; you don’t feel too well after the race.” Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Sixteen young Irish athletes travel to Argentina in October but they earned those air miles competing in nine different sports to make the Youth Olymp(...)

Ellen Keane won the bronze medal in the  2018 World Para Swimming  European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin in August.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This year, to date, can only be described as the year for sportswomen. It became the year where, if you named a sport, chances are a female athlete ha(...)

Cora Staunton in action for Carnacon. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

On all the available evidence, the nub of the issue in the Mayo women’s football row appears to be that Peter Leahy probably isn’t much of a manager. (...)

Dublin’s Martha Byrne is tackled by Mayo’s Clodagh McManamon. She says of final opponents Cork: “They took the game to a whole new level, so we have massive respect for them.”   Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

She was 12 when she was called up to the Dublin development squad but, within a year or so, Martha Byrne decided it wasn’t for her. She was the only (...)

Referee Eamon Cassidy during the camogie final. “Maybe camogie is being officiated in the wrong way. I’m not saying let’s all go out and allow all hell to break loose, but  . . let’s celebrate some physicality in women’s sports.”  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It was one of the biggest weekends in women’s sport. Between the US Open tennis final and the Camogie All-Ireland final, it felt like the whole week(...)

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