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Rachael Blackmore celebrates winning the Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle on Honeysuckle. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There can’t have been too many busier sports people in the country these past few months than Rachael Blackmore. Come the end of Tuesday afternoon’s m(...)

Dublin captain Sinead Aherne has said a love of the game keeps female players involved in the GAA. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Maria Kinsella, the chairwoman of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association, has described as “increasingly unsustainable” the demands placed on female i(...)

Kathryn Dane in action for Ireland against Italy during the Women’s Six Nations clash at Donnybrook. “Leinster have an appreciation for my match demands as an international player. And I’m trying to pick up as much extra rugby knowledge and skills as I can.”  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The full circle of working alongside professional male athletes in Leinster, having started out amongst the boys at Enniskillen RFC, would not be lost(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw is unhappy that her German counterpart announced that four players will not travel for the game in Montenegro. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw has criticised her German counterpart Martina Voss-Tecklenburg for announcing in the run-up to Saturday’s Europe(...)

Munster’s Chisom Ugwueru. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This has nothing to do with Canterbury’s failure to use a female rugby player to mark last month’s historic announcement that the same Ireland jersey (...)

Katie Taylor shows off all her belts  after winning the undisputed lightweight title contest against Delfine Persoon at  Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex. Photograph: Mark Robinson/Inpho/Matchroom Boxing

It was in June of last year that Katie Taylor was chosen as our sportswoman of the month for the 12th time in the 14 years since the awards began, her(...)

 Team doctor Ciara Grant during a Republic of Ireland women’s under-17 training camp at Tramore AFC in Waterford. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

When she came off the pitch at the Brandywell last September having helped Strabane club Sion Swifts complete their league campaign with a thumping 13(...)

Irish professional golfer and Davy brand ambassador Leona Maguire pictured at Slieve Russell Golf Club in Co Cavan ahead of her return to the LPGA tour. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leona Maguire’s Excel spreadsheet has, in its own way, characterised the uncertainties of the past few months as – in her ‘rookie’ season on the LPGA (...)

Rachel Hill stands while her Chicago Red Stars team-mates take a knee during the US national anthem before a game in the  NWSL Challenge Cup  in Herriman, Utah. Photograph: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

You know yourself, you set out to Google a specific thing but you end up hitting so many diversionary links that three-ish hours later you forget what(...)

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer in action during the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final against Dublin at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Orlagh Farmer has made a very firm resolution for when life gets back to normal: “I will never, ever complain about a training session again,” she lau(...)

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