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Geraldine McLaughlin: returned to the fray for Donegal in the win over Monaghan. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

I’ve spoken before in this column about the importance of doubleheaders, and this week is no different. As the LGFA and GAA make strides in reducing(...)

 Sonia O’Sullivan: “These days a parkrun is a novel attraction when visiting an unfamiliar city. You’re never too far away from the Saturday morning 5km endorphin fix.” Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Everyone has their own familiar traditions on St Patrick’s Day and for me it always includes going for a run. Only this year I found myself taking an(...)

John McEnroe is Mr Box Office when it comes to tennis broadcasting, which is why he earns the big bucks.

In all the kerfuffle that followed Martina Navratilova’s appearance on Panorama’s ‘Britain’s Equal Pay Scandal’ on Monday, it was sadly inevitable tha(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan crosses the finish line of the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

I hadn’t been so apprehensive or nervous about an event for a long time. Not since my own competitive days maybe, or when last on the start line for a(...)

I’ve been sucked into the wonder of sled hockey at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

Is it just me who leads a sad life where I’ve tuned into the Winter Paralympics? A friend of mine got so engrossed in the Winter Olympics we mocked hi(...)

  Cian Treacy and Barry Ryan (right ) with the captains of the Munster-winning teams:   Katie Ryan (soccer),  Anna Gavin (camogie) and  Aoife Maher (football).

The old streets of Thurles have rattled and hummed to a sporting beat for so long that its place in our hearts can often be taken for granted. Birthp(...)

 Cora Staunton has made real impact  with the Greater Western Sydney Giants  this season. Photograph:  Matt King/Getty Images

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Award for February: Cora Staunton (Australian Rules) It was back in 2004 that The Irish Times Sportswoman o(...)

The Minnesota Lynx raise the Championship trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Sparks in Game Five of the 2017 WNBA Finals  in Minneapolis. Photograph: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

When they tell you sport and politics don’t mix, what they mean to say is the politics I don’t agree with do not mix with the sport I love. While in r(...)

Amber Barrett made her senior international debut for Ireland against Northern Ireland last September. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Coming from a Donegal family with the deepest of GAA roots, Amber Barrett’s decision last year to step away from playing for her county to focus on he(...)

I used to run alone for many years . . . Now there are more women than men out running the roads around Cobh, which has one of the largest growing clubs in Cork with close to 200 adult members. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Almost as far back as I can remember women always had their own place and sense of achievement in sport. As far back as 1984, to be exact. It was the(...)

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