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 Ireland’s silver medal winners from the World U-20 Championships in Finland,  (l-r)  Rhasidat Adeleken, Sommer Lecky, Gina Akpe-Moses, Patience Jumbo-Gula, Ciara Neville  and Molly Scott. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Something about being at the Cork City Sports on Monday evening took me back to the good old days. The atmosphere and the excitement and the crowds in(...)

 Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer: dual players like her are consistently facing and making   unnecessary decisions. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The last weekend in camogie and football kind of reminded me of a speech by Michael Healy-Rae in the Dáil. There have been loads of weird, wild, wacky(...)

The Ireland Women’s hockey team are primed for the World Cup. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

World Cups don’t come around too often for Ireland. The last one was 16 years ago in 2002, the one before that 1994 and before that it was 1983. Thos(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

  Serena Williams celebrates winning her quarter-finals against Camila Giorgi on Tuesday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

There has been a hard won changing of attitude towards Serena Williams over the 20 years she has been playing at Wimbledon. At first the braided hair(...)

Cora Staunton is among a number of Mayo players to depart the squad. Photograph: Inpho

The Mayo Ladies senior football squad has been rocked by the departure of approximately 10 players from the panel ahead of their All-Ireland SFC quali(...)

Serena Williams  in action during the fourth-round match against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina at Wimbledon. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

There was a foreboding tennis moment in the second set on Centre Court during Serena Williams’s match against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina. It arrived af(...)

 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(...)

Rianna Jarrett in action against Canada’s Laura Callender during the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sometimes playing a soccer match isn’t just about winning. Rianna Jarrett felt like that when she togged out against Norway following recovery from he(...)

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