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  Jessica Harrington and groom Ashley Hussey with Sizing John at her stables in Co Kildare. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Retirement at 70 is becoming compulsory for Ireland’s public sector workers but Jessica Harrington - Irish racing’s most recognisable female figure - (...)

The  mile is an achievable distance for a beginner too. Photograph: Getty Images

There’s really only one good way to get warm in this weather, and that’s to go for a run. Last Monday I woke up early, still buzzing from the Coronas(...)

The Irish Times Sportswoman of the year will be revealed on Friday

DECEMBER 2016 Soccer – Leanne Kiernan The 18-year-old from Cavan collected our December 2016 award after a year that had a bit of a Roy of the Rover(...)

Denise Walsh at World Rowing Championships in Florida after winning the semi-final this year. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Denise Walsh is a little cautious when we meet. The Cork rower is in Dublin having been announced as one of eight athletes to be awarded an IOC Olympi(...)

Teenage girls who train too hard and don’t get enough nutrients in their diet are at a greater risk of developing health problems. Photograph: Getty Images

We hear a lot these days about increasing levels of obesity in our schoolchildren and the need to get them exercising more and eating less.  It (...)

Ireland captain Katie McCabe. Photograph: Tommy Dickson

It was, to put it mildly, an eventful year for the Republic of Ireland football squad, one they’re unlikely to forget in any great hurry. It began wit(...)

Carnacon’s Cora Staunton with Aisling O’Sullivan of Mourneabbey at the final whistle. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

A few weeks back, when Andrea Pirlo announced his retirement from football, his old Italian midfield buddy Gennaro Gattuso paid tribute to him, dismis(...)

 Cora Staunton of Carnacon with the Dolores Tyrrell Memorial Cup during a LGFA All-Ireland club finals captain’s day at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

How are you? “Cold.” You haven’t the heart to tell her that it’ll be 29 degrees in Sydney on Sunday when she’s taking to the field at Parnell Park f(...)

Paul Robinson running the fastest mile on the Antarctic continent. Photograph: Antarctic Ice Marathon

I’ve been following Annalise Murphy’s Volvo Ocean Race diary with interest, her quest to race around the world on board the yacht Turn the Tide On Pla(...)

Joy Neville is interviewed  after receiving the World Rugby Referee Award during the World Rugby Awards 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Photograph: Dave Rogers/World Rugby/Getty Images

Awards season is by far the best season. Glitz, glamour, speeches that never end, awkward interviews and just great fun all in all. And I’m not even t(...)

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