Michelle O’Neill officiating at the 2019 Uefa Super League final between Chelsea and Liverpool in Istanbul. Photograph: Metin Pala/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Interviewing a referee, any referee, is inevitably going to centre around their unseen assistant. Before the VAR inquiry begins it is worth commending(...)

  Washington Mystics players  each wear white T-shirts with seven bullets on the back protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Photograph: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat it – sports and politics mix. The problem is that sport and whatever politics you’re opposed to does not mix. T(...)

Dublin’s Lyndsey Davey in action against Galway in last September’s All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

For Lyndsey Davey, Sunday, March 8th felt like a perfect day. In the afternoon she’d helped Dublin come back from seven points down to beat Waterford (...)

Shelbourne take on Waterford at Tolka Park - you can stream the rest of the League of Ireland season for €55. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In all my 24 years of existence, I have never seen such a welcoming for streaming games. Here’s the thing about technology, when it’s used to generall(...)

Ireland’s Linda Djougang scores a try during the Women’s Six Nations Championship match against Wales  in Donnybrook. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 31 Wales 12 Ireland recorded a bonus-point triumph against Wales in at times atrocious conditions at Donnybrook on Sunday to move to the summ(...)

Katie Taylor celebrates following her WBO Women’s Super-Lightweight World title fight against Christina Linardatou at the Manchester Arena. For the third year in a row, Taylor was named Ireland’s most admired sports star. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

Women in sport has been a very hot topic in Ireland throughout 2019, and really for the latter half of this decade. This conversation has run paralle(...)

Federation of Irish Sport CEO Mary O’Connor, Teneo MD  Kelli O’Keeffe, Sport Ireland chair Lynne Cantwell, Swim Ireland CEO  and Olympic Federation of Ireland president Sarah Keane, Clare Sports Partnership co-ordinator John Sweeney, broadcaster Joanne Cantwell and Paralympics Ireland president John Fulham at the    Sport Ireland Women In Sport Policy Launch at Dublin’s National Indoor Arena. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sport Ireland could probably have saved themselves a lot of time and effort and avoided appointing a 10-strong steering committee if they had just cho(...)