Boxer Emmet Brennan pictured with his mother Bernie, father Christy, and sisters Christine (right) and Caoimhe. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ireland’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes are headed for Japan, but without their families After all the doubt, the will-it-won’t-it anxiety, Ir(...)

Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan wins the women’s 10,000m during the FBK Games in Hengelo. Photograph: Getty Images

Hengelo has built a reputation as a world record track over the years, and Sifan Hassan reinforced that on Sunday by running the fastest 10,000 metres(...)

Ireland’s Greta Streimikyte won gold and set a new European record in the T13 1,500m at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Greta Streimikyte got Ireland off to the best possible start by winning the gold medal and setting a new European record over 1,500m at the World Para(...)

Greta Streimikyte finished fifth in the women’s T13 1500m final. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Ireland’s Greta Streimikyte has finished fifth in the T13 1500m final at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. 24-year-old Streimikyte clo(...)

Greta Streimikyte falls after crossing the line in the Women’s 1,500m T13 Final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Photograph:  Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images

Run as fast as you can, that’s what goes through Greta Streimikyte’s mind on the starting blocks. Stick to the plan if you can but if you can’t, then (...)

 Niamh McCarthy of Ireland competing in the F41 Discu in Berlin . Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Ten athletes, nine medals, six of them gold - by any standards a remarkable measure of success for the Irish team at the European Para-Athletics Champ(...)

Ireland’s Orla Comerford after winning bronze ahead of fourth-place finisher Janne Sophie Engeleiter of Germany in the Women’s T13 100m at the  World Para Athletics European Championships at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin. Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Orla Comerford wrapped up a successful day for team Ireland at the European Para-Athletics Championships in Berlin when winning another bronze medal i(...)

Ireland’s  Noelle Lenihan  after winning gold in the F38 discus   in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Noelle Lenihan has made it four gold medals for Ireland on day three of the European Para Athletics Championships in Berlin – retaining her discus tit(...)

Jason Smyth: won the T13 200 metres final in a new championship record of 21.44 seconds in Berlin. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/Inpho

Beat that. Still undefeated on the major championship stage, Jason Smyth has won his 17th gold medal in a Para-athletics sprint event – and he’s not (...)

World number one Jason Smyth is going for a third-straight paralympics gold medal in the 100-metres. Photograph:

AILBHE KELLY (S8 400 metres freestyle, heats 2.09pm. Final 21.59pm) In her first Paralympics, the Castleknock teenager, who turns 18 during the Paral(...)

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