Ireland’s Brendan Boyce competing in the men’s 50k race walk. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics: Brendan Boyce secures a top 10 finish in the 50km walk. Fionnuala McCormack and Aoife Cooke are in action in the women’s marathon tonigh(...)

Ireland’s Natalya Coyle after the ranking round of fencing in the modern pentathlon on Thursday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Natalya Coyle made an impressive start in the modern pentathlon on Thursday and is in third overall ahead of the final four events on Friday. The two-(...)

Mark English booked his Tokyo berth a matter of hours before Tuesday’s midnight deadline. File photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Imagine waking up in the morning to discover you’ve qualified for the Olympics, then having to double check to make sure the dream is indeed the reali(...)

Christopher O’Donnell, Shartene Mawdsley, Thomas Barr and Phil Healy of Ireland after the 4x400 Metres Relay Mixed at the World Athletics Relays Silesia21. Photo: PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images

Medals or no medals – and unfortunately no, despite some congratulatory messages it wasn’t a championship event – the 2021 World Athletics Relays in S(...)

Elite Irish athlete Aoife Cooke: ‘I’m so just grateful to get the opportunity.’ File photograph: Inpho

The MS Stena Adventurer left Dublin Port at 8.15am and among the few passengers sharing the early morning glory of the sunny crossing is Aoife Cooke. (...)

Aoife Cooke from Cork after winning the women’s category in the 2019  Dublin Marathon. She is targeting the elite-only Wrexham marathon in Wales on April 25th in her bid to qualify for Tokyo.    Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Irish athletes are facing a race against time and opportunity in their quest to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic marathon, the worry being not just where(...)

 Ciara Mageean knocked three and a half seconds off Sonia O’Sullivan’s 27-year-old 1,000m mark in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

“This year has just been a rollercoaster for absolutely everybody, and it’s no different for us athletes,” said Ciara Mageean, speaking to us at Dubli(...)

Sanita Puspure was last year's winner of the award. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So there we were, in the Shelbourne hotel in December 2019, listening to our monthly award winners talk about how much they were looking forward to 20(...)

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning a gold medal in the Women’s Single Sculls at the 2020 European Rowing Championships, in Poznan, Poland. Photograph:   Detlev Seyb/Inpho

It was last December, when she was crowned our Sportswoman of the Year for 2019, that Sanita Puspure spoke about how much she was looking forward to 2(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

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