Meath ripped up the playbook in defeating four-time champions Dublin in their first ever senior All-Ireland campaign. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

Des Cahill with boxer Kellie Harrington. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I’ve been fortunate enough to have presented the Sportswoman of the Year awards since they began in 2004, and to this day they remain one of my favour(...)

Ireland’s Darragh McElhinney won a silver for the individual and gold for the team Under-23 competitions at the European Cross-Country. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For many years it seemed winning medals on the championship stage – more often than not by Sonia O’Sullivan – covered up cracks elsewhere in Irish ath(...)

Fionnuala McCormack, sixth from left, in the starting line of the senior women’s race at the European Cross-Country. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

All week the talk was whether Fionnuala McCormack could recover from 26.2 miles of racing in Valencia on December 5th in time for Sunday’s European Cr(...)

Ireland’s Jamie Battle, Darragh McElhinney, Micheal Power, Keelan Kilrehill, Donal Devane and Thomas Devaney celebrate after winning the Men’s u23 race and Darragh McElhinney placing second in the Men’s u23 8000m. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The home crowd unquestionably played their part, naturally the home ground did too, and in completing a three-medal haul at the European cross-country(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack crossing the finish line in the Women’s Marathon at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on August 8th. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Such is the unquestionable service and unfailing commitment and consistency of Fionnuala McCormack when it comes to the European Cross-Country that it(...)

Michelle Finn will be leading the Irish challenge in this weekend’s European Cross-Country. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

For the best part of two years now Michelle Finn has been quietly plotting her plan of attack, and Sunday will see the final unleashing of it. If team(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack finished fifth in the Valencia marathon, taking almost three minutes of her own personal best. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Just four months after running the Olympic marathon, Fionnuala McCormack produced a brilliant new lifetime best by almost three minutes in Valencia on(...)

Róisín Flanagan, Michelle Finn and Sarah Healy during the Irish Life Health National Cross-Country championships at Santry Demesne in Dublin on Sunday.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

A cool, crisp and sunny day – you couldn’t ask for better conditions for a cross-country race, and that’s exactly how it was at Santry Demesne last Su(...)

Fionnuala Britton (McCormack) after winning the  gold medal at the European Cross-Country Championships  in Slovenia in 2011. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. (...)

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