Kellie Harrington with her silver medal she won at the World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan last month. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

For most of us Kellie Harrington was an unknown before she set sail for the World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan last month, her success there yie(...)

Nina Carberry celebrates as she comes into the winner’s enclosure on On The Fringe after winning the Foxhunter Chase on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

That she was nigh on an afterthought in the coverage of the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham last month, despite actually winning the race, wasn’t just (...)

Fionnuala McCormack was victorious in the Great Ireland Run. Photograph: Inpho

Fionnuala McCormack was victorious in the Great Ireland Run on Sunday as her preparation for Rio 2016 gathers pace. This year’s Olympics will be McCo(...)

Mark English will run the 800m at the  World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland will have just two representatives at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon later this month, with Mark English qualifying for th(...)

Fionnuala McCormack (second from right) with the bronze medal winning Ireland team (left to right): Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn, Caroline Crowley, Lizzie Lee and Ciara Durkan. Photograph: Inpho.

You know what they say, that fourth is the most infuriating place to finish, and having endured that frustration in three of the last six European Cr(...)

The Ireland women’s team who won bronze at the European Cross Country Championships, from left to right, Caroline Crowley, Ciara Durkan, Fionnuala McCormack, Lizzie Lee, Kerry O’Flaherty and Michelle Finn. Photograph: Inpho

The effort couldn’t have been more complete and the reward duly justified as for the second successive year the Irish women have run themselves onto t(...)

Caroline Crowley: “The Crusaders club are fantastic. They’re my friends, and my social life. It makes the world of difference.” Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

There is an essential rule in cross-country running which says it’s just as important to look strong as it is to be strong. For Caroline Crowley, part(...)

Fionnuala McCormack won her seventh   National Inter-club Cross Country title at Santry. Photograph:  Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Different name, same result, and any fear that Fionnuala McCormack might struggle to rediscover her cross-country roots swiftly disappeared over the s(...)

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