Pole-vaulter Tori Pena  will be Ireland’s sole field athlete in Moscow

It is instantly more pronounced by the names that are not there rather than the names that are and still the Irish team for the 14th World Athletics C(...)

14 year-old Siobhra O’Flaherty (left): won a silver medal at the   European Youth Olympics in UItrecht. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland has won its first athletics medal at the European Youth Olympics in Utrecht thanks to the brilliant silver medal run from 14 year-old Siobhra (...)

Fionnuala Britton will take an “extended break” from running and miss the championships in Moscow

Fionnuala Britton will not take part in the World Athletics Championships next month as she continues to recover from a chest infection. The Wickow at(...)

Annalise Murphy has her mind firmly fixed on success at Rio 2016.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Month – May 2013Almost a year on from that day Annalise Murphy suffered the heartbreak of finishin(...)

Laura Gudaityte, Crumlin, Tola Salam, Tallaght, and Olivia Lyons, Walkinstown, after sitting the Leaving Cert Irish paper 2 exam at Loreto College, Crumlin, t yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Students were satisfied with yesterday’s second higher- and ordinary-level Irish exams despite two grammatical errors on the paper, according to Robbi(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan is beaten by Marta Dominguez in the women’s 5,000 metres final at the 18th European Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Munich on August 10th, 2002.

No athlete can turn back the clock on their career. Few harbour any lingering regrets. But it must be frustrating when they(...)

Aisling Blake is last month’s sportswoman of the month winner

While the emergence of long-time international team-mates Madeline Perry and Aisling Blake only a few years apart proved to be a boon for Irish(...)

Fionnuala Britton

Fionnuala Britton will miss next weekend’s Great Ireland Run in Dublin after deciding to skip the event due to fatigue. The two-time Eur(...)

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton in the middle of the pack during yesterday’s World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. photograph: adam jastrzebowski/Inpho

The problem with meeting expectations, rather than exceeding them, is the sense of modesty that won't raise any flags. Fionnuala Britton is sti(...)

Boxer Kenneth Egan receives a grant of €12,000 despite announcing his retirement in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As always winners and losers were scattered among the pages of named athletes that were awarded financial support yesterday under the athletes’(...)

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